Great poetry is not verbose but uses a terse language with turns of phrases or allusions to reality to capture universal or commonly understood truths. This is mirrored in Brunvand’s prints; there are rows of miniscule ink-made dots placed evenly and tightly in succession with the ink smeared in one consistent direction by row (an untitled example is pictured). The result has a poetic structure, with a visual language. But what are the universal or commonly understood truths found in Brunvand’s work?
Brunvand places every tiny dot precisely. Each of the rows are different—some are straight, some curve, some are parallel—yet each is a pure expression of concerted creative emotional energy. Every consecutive dot, as is true to human nature, represents the artist’s creative emotion in a perpetual state of flux. The ebb and flow of creative emotion expressed from dot to dot encompasses the immensity of Brunvand’s consciousness, intelligence, harmony, clarity and equanimity. The essence of the work is creative emotion; the subject is a magnificent equilibrium. (Ehren Clark)
Date: Sep 5, 2012
Time: All Day
Address: 177 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 84111
Where: Kayo Gallery