Exhibition: Paul Theriault
April 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 3, 2017
“Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance. The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony. This is how everything exists – losing its balance against a background of perfect balance.” – Shunryu Suzuki
I am a painter, bookseller and father of two from the Boston area. My paintings are somewhere between landscapes and microscopic images. They are mistake-filled balancing acts; waterfalls of paper and paint searching out the curves of gravity, water and light.
Any act of creation is a fleeting flash if rendered through digital means, but it survives in the handmade artifact. The math is abstract; the digital has no material form. Look at our hands, look at what lies discarded at the curb, look at the pages of the books through which we travel in time – there is a rush of source material at your fingertips. The digital revolution won’t last beyond its inevitable dissolution, so look to your hands. They last while we live, so make things with your hands.
Try to stop suffering when you make mistakes.
Turn them into the background; work against a perfect balance.
Exhibition is on view from April 5th to May 3rd.