Spun From Light; Woven in Silence: Paintings on Glass by John Lyon Paul

Cumberland,MD
27 Jul 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
9 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD, 21502
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2019-07-27 2019-08-17 America/New_York Spun From Light; Woven in Silence: Paintings on Glass by John Lyon Paul

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to present Spun from Light; Woven in Silence: Paintings on Glass by John Lyon Paul, in its Saville Gallery July 27-August 17, 2019.

John Lyon Paul began to make sculptures at the same time that he began to practice meditation in the 1970s.  These two practices, the receptive and the active, have informed his entire creative life and generated a large and innovative output of artworks.  Entirely self-taught, and the master of many materials, John spends about equal time painting and sculpting in the solitude of the studio he built at the end of a dead-end road in the hills near Ithaca, in central New York.   Every fall John hosts two open-studio weekends during which a flood of visitors view his paintings and sculptures and interact with his installation pieces, including Many Thousands Gone and Nagasaki Prayerwheel.  John's work has been exhibited in the Arnot Art Museum, and in many galleries and art venues in the region and is in private collections throughout the United States.

John's paintings clearly emerge from the kinesthetic awareness evident in his sculptures. His use of color and line with their pulse, vibration, and rhythms invite the viewer to enter and travel them.  A journey through the 100-painting Pilgrimage series unfolds like a new visual language.  Subsequent series (Oracle, Mirage, Templates for Another Life) lead us to his Meditation Shawls, and, more recently, his Shrouds for Children, where we are invited to imagine our bodies wrapped in meditation and in compassion.  He is currently working on Studies, which are astonishingly fresh and immediate explorations painted with acrylic inks on Mylar and glass.

A Public Opening will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 6-8PM. The event is free and open to the public. 

9 N. Centre St.,Cumberland,MD,21502,United States Allegany Arts Council art@alleganyarts.org

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to present Spun from Light; Woven in Silence: Paintings on Glass by John Lyon Paul, in its Saville Gallery July 27-August 17, 2019.

John Lyon Paul began to make sculptures at the same time that he began to practice meditation in the 1970s.  These two practices, the receptive and the active, have informed his entire creative life and generated a large and innovative output of artworks.  Entirely self-taught, and the master of many materials, John spends about equal time painting and sculpting in the solitude of the studio he built at the end of a dead-end road in the hills near Ithaca, in central New York.   Every fall John hosts two open-studio weekends during which a flood of visitors view his paintings and sculptures and interact with his installation pieces, including Many Thousands Gone and Nagasaki Prayerwheel.  John's work has been exhibited in the Arnot Art Museum, and in many galleries and art venues in the region and is in private collections throughout the United States.

John's paintings clearly emerge from the kinesthetic awareness evident in his sculptures. His use of color and line with their pulse, vibration, and rhythms invite the viewer to enter and travel them.  A journey through the 100-painting Pilgrimage series unfolds like a new visual language.  Subsequent series (Oracle, Mirage, Templates for Another Life) lead us to his Meditation Shawls, and, more recently, his Shrouds for Children, where we are invited to imagine our bodies wrapped in meditation and in compassion.  He is currently working on Studies, which are astonishingly fresh and immediate explorations painted with acrylic inks on Mylar and glass.

A Public Opening will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 6-8PM. The event is free and open to the public. 


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