24" x 24" (61 cm x 61 cm) Flashe' on cradled DiBond
Nocturnality is an animal behavior characterized by activity during the night. I begin with the most basic and universal symbol, the circle. Late at night, every night, since June of 2007, I have drawn complex, tangled variations of the circle into a sketchbook with 35 books to date. The practice “has become prayer-like substituting mark-making for words.” I began to use the nighttime drawings first in a series of prints, then as the basis for finished artworks. Artwork titles reference the date of the original nighttime drawing.
The concept of infinity is the inspiration for the circular imagery. The images created, reference microscopic worlds, cellular growth, auras, and the cosmos. The square format of the finished work allows for a field of pattern that continues equally in all directions, amplifying the idea of infinity.
Roger Mudre is a CT-based visual artist, working predominantly with Flashe' paint and print techniques.
2015 Nocturnal ing, Hayes Gallery, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2014 Full Circle, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
2013 New Screenprints, Viewing Room, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2008 New Works, Wilton Library, Wilton, CT
2008 Microcosms, Bruce Kerschner Gallery, Fairfield, CT
2006 Omphalos, Hayes Gallery, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 Feel Life, Kate Shin Curator, Waterfall Mansion Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Black & White, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
2010 Accrochage 2010, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Color Field, L. Tatiana Mori, Curator, Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2007 Environmental Visions: Beauty & Fragility, Gerald Saladyga, Curator, Haskins Laboratory Gallery, New Haven, CT
2006 Jorgensen Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT