Aspects of Abstraction: Donnie Copeland and Gene Sparling

8/11/2010

Aspects of Abstraction: Donnie Copeland and Gene Sparling

Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists

August 10 through October 31, 2010

 

Opening reception on August 13, 5 – 8 pm, in conjunction with downtown Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night

Arkadelphia artist Donnie Copeland combines painting in a way that places a greater emphasis on the “stuff” of which paintings are made. His work combines both the enjoyment of the material of painting and the process of painting. The works are an interplay of the artist’s response to reality and realism.

 

Gene Sparling’s sculpture draws upon the warmth and beauty of wood. Each piece of wood contains layer upon layer of intricate design. With every cut and shaving he makes, from every angle and contour, Sparling reveals another view. Sparling lives in the Ouachita Mountains near Hot Springs.