James C. Jones and Cyncie Winter: Portals
August 15 - September 14, 2019
- First Friday Art Walk: September 6th from 6-9pm
James C. Jones - "Heart Portal”; Digital print & mixed media on wood, 24" x 48”
James C. Jones and Cyncie Winter—established artists and long-time members of SYNC Gallery—join together in this exciting exploration of what it means to contemplate entering through Portals as an opportunity to experience reverence and gratitude, connection and possibility, belonging to the Universe, and empowerment of our individual paths of heart.
James C, Jones imagines a world where humanity exists as the living earth. Each subject rests solemnly in reverence to the portals of natural energy contained within the powerful conscious thought of mankind.
The artist’s choice of medium and style - overlaying digital prints on unique patterns of painted wood-grain, and then recasting humanity as objects in nature - amplifies a presence within himself that recognizes a universal community and power from which all life is born. His unique integration of digital printing and painting, combined with the raw material of paper, reconciles the disconnected relationship of humanity with nature, replacing it with the idea that we can harmonize with our environment despite feeling disconnected from it.
James’ acknowledgement of the relationship of humanity to the Universe is where spirituality, art, and living intersect for the artist. At this creative portal, he has found the empowerment to carve out a unique path, and it is through his art that the artist hopes to communicate liberation of the mind, from the trappings of materialism.
Cyncie Winter - “Be Infinitesimal”; Acrylic on canvas, 36” x 45”
In her most recent series, Cyncie Winter paints about Possibility. Portals. Doorways. Openings. Windows to the World. Through her paintings, she explores the theme of what it is like to find ourselves standing at an entryway at any given time in our lives, realizing we can either accept the invitation to go into and through them, or not. If we can summon up the courage to enter through these portals, there is the potential for a rich world waiting for us.
Cyncie works with a process that is intuitive, intentional, gestural, and expressive. Using multiple washes and layers of liquid acrylic paint, she explores what it means to invite in fluidity and resilience to both creativity and to life itself. The shapes and symbols and colors that emerge from this complex process can provide symbolic teachings for what it means to walk through a portal.
In this way, she considers herself to be a co-creater, working in partnership with the painting, asking powerful questions about Possibility. She has found that if she listens closely enough for the answers, the paintings will show her the way, into and through these doorways of Wonder.
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