PRESTON SAMPSON: White Noise
31 March 2017 – 20 May 2017
Visual static or the space between the conscious and subconscious motivationally referred to as in this exhibition is “white noise” is a random linear signal having equal intensity at different frequencies, that renders a constant magical compelling power.
Visual chatter, and the ever present persistence of memory combined with the use of strong linear mark making of the work is elemental to the themes of historical significance, relationships, and social commentary. Works emerge from line drawing to colorist visual cloud readings with an emphasis on the use of negative space. Experiences, scenarios, sentiments and passions are markers that leave indelible impressions in our psyche, often the moment disappears in a haze in our rush to be somewhere else. That song, what she said, how she felt, self-image, vaporize only to reincarnate in another set of encounters. It is always there, the background unspoken unseen specter of the past. White noise.