23 December 2010

White Silence

White Silence is an exhibition of new work by Mark Graver,
on show now at Art at Wharepuke in Kerikeri,
from 23 December til 25 January 2011.

It includes new etchings, called the Black Light series, made with wash resists and aquatint.
 I am quite intrigued by these etchings, they have such an interesting texture and density about them.
Mark Graver, Black Light 2, 2010
metal salt etching, 28x39cm

The White Silence series of small paintings is an on-going project
with each painting created slowly over an extended time period. 
Often only one layer or application of whiting or pigment is made each day
with the finished piece sometimes taking up to six months to reach its end.

Mark Graver, White Silence 2, 2010
Painting, 25x25cm

If you are not able to go north to see this exhibition in January,
the works are also available for viewing online on Mark's Flickr page.