Graham Dougherty,  Madikwe: Noon Shade

Graham Dougherty, Madikwe: Noon Shade

Graham Dougherty

December 23, 2016 - February 24, 2017

We give shape to our rooms; then rooms give shape to our lives. We pass through rooms unseeing; walls, floors, ceilings, doorways become unnoticed, accepted, ordinary. It is light which transforms the commonplace pragmatic shelter into  a metaphor of remembered or desired sensations. In these paintings the architectural (logical) elements become the abstracted structures of remembered (felt) moments. Both rational thought and remembered sensations are unified. The measured proportions give stability; the color, sensuality; while the patterns of abstracted light, reasoned in their geometric forms and sensual and ambiguous in their colors, give release and relief to an event remembered or longed for.

Graham Dougherty is a graduate of Tyler School of Art at Temple University and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His paintings have been exhibited regionally since 1962 in both museums and commercial galleries and his work can be found in both corporate and private collections. Dougherty maintains a studio at The Delaware Contemporary.

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