Artist Reception: John Gurbacs

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September 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Carrollwood Cultural Center
4537 Lowell Rd
Tampa, FL 33618
Nancy Kirkpatrick, art curator for the Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center
Leaves by John Gurbacs

“Leaves” by John Gurbacs

In my paintings, I am interested in showing the similarity and contrast between natural and man-made forms. I look for connections and relationships between forms and scenes. By realizing these concerns, recognition occurs both visual a physiological. This helps define for me a fractal like oneness as is found in Buddhist mandala paintings which is a source of inspiration for me. This focus has allowed me to devolve imagery that reflects on a range of issues from social and environmental concerns to mediations on the patterns and actions of nature. By showing a shifting of scenes in my work, events and forms merge while at the same time retain their own individual identity. The interactions  between  the scenes and images help define new relationships and meaning.