Brian Guidry

Gallery Affiliations: Good Children Gallery

Region: South

These paintings originate in an interest in the alchemical transformation of materials and the processes and forces that control material phenomena. I use a very specific palette, taken from a wide variety of natural sources in the landscape/environment, flora in particular: reflections in water, festering storm clouds, young fronds, sugar cane, exhausted foliage, flowers, lichens, soil. The colors, which I rigorously match, are blended on site. I take the samples into the studio, where I mix larger quantities of matched colors. The paintings are in some sense a recording or sampling of these physical forms in which the created shapes and voids suggest portals and slips in time and space.