Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Edwin Pinkston, Louisiana abstract painter based in Ruston, opens a show of recent work in Bossier at Gallery Fine Art Center on Th, Dec 10, 6:30 pm

The recently-opened Gallery Fine Art Center, a Brunner Gallery Affiliate, says "Please join us for a Meet the Artist Reception on Thursday, December 10,
6:30 – 8:00 pm. On display will be the exhibit Edwin Pinkston: Recent Paintings."

Edwin Pinkston began teaching painting and drawing in the School of Art in 1968, says the LaTech School of Art web site, and was named Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 2004. Other honors while at the University include being selected as University Distinguished Professor in 1989 and Alumni Foundation Professor of the Year in 1988. Pinkston served as Graduate Coordinator of the Master of Fine Arts Program for twenty years and taught in The Louisiana Tech Rome Program on three occasions.

Residing in Ruston, Pinkston enjoys his unlimited studio time where he is currently engaged in developing abstract paintings in three formats. His work can currently be viewed at Brunner Gallery locations in Covington, Louisiana and the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge. He and his wife Dawn enjoy visiting their three children and two grandchildren. They also enjoy traveling, and have recently returned from a second trip to Turkey.

"Arrays of tensions and counter forces are cultivated in my paintings. In a matrix of opposites, a friendly dichotomy between spontaneity and rigor is encouraged. A stage
is set where forms aren’t fully reconciled to their positions, where color and mark-making struggle for dominance, where lateral and spatial considerations jockey for recognition. Holistic in sensibility, most of these compositions have no obvious hierarchy, as passages tend to share equal emphases." Edwin Pinkston

The show will remain from December 10 to January 30.

2151 Airline Drive, Suite 200, Bossier City, LA
Phone: 318-741-9192

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