Put Down Your Stars, Clayton Colvin at Thatcher

They're not all that big but they're certainly sweet. Alabama based artist Clayton Colvin's exhibition Put Down Your Stars is at Margaret Thatcher Projects. In a March interview with Brian Edmonds for The Curating Contemporary Blog Colvin discussed his process
I have to reference a phrase that is in my head while I paint, “how do you want to live your life, and what does that look like?”
I am interested in how structure and pattern is in place in my day to day experience. And I question these patterns. Usually they break down on their own and new ones arise. For example, one of my kid’s soccer practices will be rained out or daylight savings changes the routine, or someone close to me is born or dies.  For a while I was interested in painting the act of willing a change in routine, but more recently I am less aggressive, more interested in how fragile the pattern or structure is -and the paintings hopefully reflect that. More
Clayton Colvin, Beneath Light and Shadow, 2013,
Acrylic, graphite, charcoal, conte crayon, and ink on Arches watercolor paper,
37 x 28 inches, Margaret Thatcher Projects

Clayton Colvin, Gravity will not last forever, 2012,
Charcoal, pigment, graphite, and acrylic on linen, 46 x 56” Margaret Thatcher Projects

Clayton Colvin, Brain Wash, 2013, Acrylic, graphite, charcoal, and pigment on linen, 20 x 16” Margaret Thatcher Projects


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