2020 Exhibit Calendar
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‘Drawing Down the Moon’ by Joshua Bronaugh – Week 1
October 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm CDT
‘Drawing Down the Moon’
New Work by Joshua Bronaugh
Drawing Down the Moon is a new series of 18 paintings by Joshua Bronaugh inspired by the ancient tradition of the same name, which draws upon the moon for energy, wisdom, strength and any number of emotional gifts that may spring forward to the practitioner. The work is also an exploration, as well as a strong statement, of a limited palette, and the effects it can accomplish in contemporary figurative painting.
Joshua Bronaugh began making red paintings after viewing a full color portrait through a piece of amber colored glass. It was a way to check the value relationships in a painting by reducing the image to monochrome. Bronaugh found this version of the painting compelling enough to begin experimenting with the limited palette and a new collection. At the same time Bronaugh became aware of the ‘Drawing Down the Moon’ tradition, and realized the boldness of his limited palette perfectly paralleled the connection of power “Drawing Down the Moon’ often evokes. Bronaugh successfully suggests the various methods used in the ritual through the many stances he captures of his “mortal vessels”. He further cements the theme of power with the dominant use of cadmium red.
“These ambitious paintings are made entirely from cadmium. The dramatic palette produces a collection that is utterly electric”. – Elizabeth Cave, Gallery Director
“ ‘Drawing Down the Moon’ is a ritual during which an individual enters a trance and requests that the Goddess, symbolized by the Moon, enter her body and speak through her. She then exists in an altered state of consciousness. I find this entire process to be a metaphor for recognizing one’s own empowerment. Some of these paintings also deliberately reference the Pythia, commonly known as the Oracle of Delphi, who was widely credited for her prophecies inspired by being filled by the spirit of the god Apollo”. – JBronaugh
Joshua Bronaugh is an American painter best known for his portraits and classical nude paintings. His paintings celebrate the organic process of the oldest painting methods: a direct response to the tempo set by an impatient, technological culture.
His compositions reflect a balance of gravity and ambiance which is reflected in the kinetic energy of his figures, who themselves seem poised to act with grace and conviction. Bronaugh has a BFA in painting from Murray State University and has studied with the celebrated visionary artists Alex and Allison Grey. He has lived and worked in the United States, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia.