KENDALL STALLINGS - IMPROBABLE SCENARIOS
Jul 3 – Jul 10, 2020
Statement by Stallings:
I enjoy portraying improbable (but not impossible) scenarios. Many of these scenarios grow from observed reality. But the final components for a painting are assembled in my imagination. While the subjects and settings may change, the common thread comes from some element of dichotomy or analogy.
A potted plant in the lobby of an urban high rise is not that far removed from a suited man in a remote natural setting. Both require food, water and air. The potted plant is dependent on man for life and the suited man is dependent on nature for life. They both survive but are alien to their surroundings.
My paintings have evolved into an outlet for me to explore these concerns with dichotomy and analogy. The evidence of this exploration is not always obvious. My hope is that the results will yield something that resonates with the viewer.