“DANCE OF THOUGHT”
Paintings by Shane Guffogg in Manhattan Beach
by Bondo Wyszpolski
It will be a privilege to see recent work by Los Angeles-based artist Shane Guffogg in our corner of the universe, in a show presented by Homeira Goldstein and Time4Art, opening Wednesday at the Manhattan Beach Art Center.
Guffogg thinks of his paintings as wordless poems, and has said that he wants them to hover between the known and the unknown.
“At the Still Point of the Turning World – Disturbing the Dust in a Bowl of Rose Leaves” by Shane Guffogg (oil on canvas, 2017)
“The Fifth Sound” by Shane Guffogg (clear crystal Murano glass, hand-blown and sanded, 1 of 7, 2015)
They seem to do exactly this, and partly through a process that employs dozens of layers of translucent paint, mixed with a glazing medium, so that there’s a tangible feeling of light swimming up to the surface from within. But how to describe what one sees? The viewer may think READ MORE