Jason E. Carter
Light has had a continual presence as subject and concept throughout the history of painting, but how it is understood and interpreted has evolved over time. My current paintings are meditations on a new perception of light. The light we live by today is not what others experienced in the past. The digital age has brought a new age of illumination through glowing rectangles that demand our attention and are used with an almost religious fervor in our day-to-day activities and culture. The sole light source for these paintings comes from a screen whose digital flicker manipulates and defines the space. This artificial light not only allows us to see but is also a source of information about the paintings themselves.