1AM Gallery is pleased to present Liquid Hymn, opening February 7th, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Liquid Hymn will showcase multi-layered ink paintings by Oakland-based artist J.S. Weis. Weis composes exquisite mixed-media pieces atop layers of intricately stacked paper. The result is a chaotic symphony of colors, textures and organic patterns.
For Weis, Liquid Hymn is his way of “communing with nature’s vitality.” He is captivated by the unknown; the undiscovered secrets of nature. His pursuit is less about unlocking such secrets, than honoring the enigmatic processes that produce life. His paintings are almost musical in composition. Beautifully rendered creatures emerge from surges of pulsating color with a frenetic energy that is reigned in by Weis’ methodical composition.
Weis hopes that “we will always have wild places where the world is left to sing its own song.” His drawings touch upon an innately human sense of marvel at the bounty of nature. He hopes to encourage viewers to examine the health and vitality of nature in relationship with our own well-being.
If you have any questions or would like to request a show catalog, please email maya@1AMSF.com.