Artwork: Intersection – Sparks Gallery

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Sparks Gallery is pleased to clearly show new perform by bi-coastal artist Monty Montgomery in his solo exhibition, “Intersection”. Be a part of us for the reception on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 5-8pm: RSVP Right here

Profoundly afflicted by his upbringing in the rural woods of Virginia’s countryside, Monty Montgomery’s function has constantly been informed by his visceral and psychological reactions to day-to-day activities, these types of as exploring character, or trekking town streets. His distinct artistic voice was shaped in his teenager decades, when he commenced expressing his notion of the exterior world in bright geometric abstraction. His characteristic type emerged as a result of distilling sensory enter as a result of the lens of urban and normal landscapes. Making use of color principle, mathematics, and instinct, he makes an attempt to harmonize the collision of these things into something gorgeous and cohesive.

Montgomery utilizes his innate intuition for coloration and item interactions to join with the viewer, sharing his artistic eyesight through a “visual-psychological language”, as he phone calls it. His interpretation of daily scenes is frequently surprising, as the finish benefits search vastly unique than their actual planet counterparts. This exclusive perspective grants Montgomery each toughness and vulnerability in his artwork exercise.

From the Artist:

“In the ‘Intersection’ exhibition, I needed to convey the a variety of paths that have lead me to this point emotionally, bodily, and artistically. It feels as if I am consistently encountering new directions, and have grown additional sensitive to my surroundings in response I have been investing additional time on your own, heading further into character and discovering unfamiliar alleys by way of key towns. Even the function in this exhibition has designed a new existence of its own as it travels throughout the nation, to show at diverse spots. 

So significantly has transformed in our globe above the previous couple of decades, causing each and every and every one of us to consider new instructions with ourselves, our thoughts, and our intentions. I went by way of a lot of distinctive “Intersections” in lifestyle I lately experienced spinal surgical procedure and have luckily designed it by that two-12 months practical experience. More than the last three and a half yrs I have journeyed from Brooklyn, New York to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and above to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Charlottesville, Virginia before recognizing how significant it was to call San Diego, California residence once more. I now share my time concerning being Home in the city of San Diego and the deep woods of Virginia the place I grew up. 

‘Intersection’ is a illustration of the harmony I require in my existence to develop, to see, and to Come to feel the means I come to feel. This balance allows the creativeness to move from my thoughts, as a result of my fingers and on to a surface. In a great deal of my most recent do the job, texture has been far more common and brings the depth of my emotions and visions to the area for the viewer to recognize on a deeper stage. The textures in my do the job may symbolize the normal aspects of the earth that I love, although the smoother and angular places of my work are the vibrations and geometry of big metropolitan areas and tighter locations of congestion. I am more concentrated these times with my feelings and how I feel them—I converse fewer and am quieter so that I can sense these issues more robust. I believe that this is the electrical power within that enables me to deliver extra energy and depth to my function. I’m thrilled about the ‘Intersection’ I now stand at in this minute in time, and I look forward to individuals ahead.” – Monty Montgomery

Montgomery’s is effective will be on look at at Sparks Gallery from March 11 – April 28, 2024 with a reception on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 5-8pm.