Paiement's Debut with Tufenkian Fine Arts
Paiement is now represented exclusively (in California) by Tufenkian Fine Arts in Glendale. His paintings will be featured in a group exhibition titled Landscape and Memory. For more information check out the press release and the link https://www.tufenkianfinearts.com
Landscape and Memory May 7th - June 25th, 2022 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 7th from 6 pm - 9 pm Viewing hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm
Tufenkian Fine Arts is pleased to announce, Landscape and Memory, a group exhibition featuring a selection of artists whose artworks engage in a variety of approaches to the landscape genre. Among the highlights in this exhibition are new and recent works by Dawn Arrowsmith, Sam Grigorian, Alina Mnatsakanian, John David O’Brien, Paul Paiement, and Danny Shain. The exhibition will be on view from May 7th through June 25th, 2022, with an opening reception to be held on Saturday, May 7th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The title of this exhibition takes inspiration from the book, “Landscape and Memory”, Simon Schama’s kaleidoscopic investigation into the human relationship to the natural world and landscape’s representations in literature, art, and our collective consciousness. In his work, Schama explores the inseparability of human perception to our environment and how through this attachment we find a sense of identity in landscape. As the author notes, “It is our shaping perception that makes the difference between raw matter and landscape."
The artists in this exhibition respond to the landscape genre through a spectrum of recollections: myths, memories, cultural histories, personal narratives, poetry, literature, and art. It is in this approach to the genre that these artists not only construct landscapes through the lens of ecological, topographical, or environmental considerations; but also as sociological and cultural compositions capable of eliciting memories and symbols specific of time and place.
The works in Landscape and Memory attest to the belief that landscape is not merely what we see in the world around us; rather, it is the ascription of values and philosophies to the places we retain in our memories.
“There is some deep personal distillation of spirit and concept which molds these earthly facts into some transcendental emotional and spiritual experience” - Ansel Adams