Gallery Walk-Through with Goeff McCormack, NWS, AWS
97th International Exhibition 2017 at the National Watercolor Society Gallery
Watch Goeff McCormack, NWS, AWS, as he walks through the 97th International Exhibition at the National Watercolor Society Gallery in San Pedro, California.
I'm a studio painter influenced by trompe l'oeil, abstraction and later, photo realism. Although I don't adhere to all the cannons of either school, I feel at home with their ideals. My paintings hover somewhere between illusion and realism.
I work in series to explore an idea fully and express it clearly. A series can be about common objects placed in fresh relationships that beg a new response. On another level, they are about using line, form, mass, value and color to create both ephemeral space and material presence.
To control a series, I establish parameters for subject, medium and material. They can be broad and allow crossover from other series or tight and restrictive. I have worked with the "String Theory Series" idea for well over 20 years; the more time I spend with an idea, the more it becomes part of my symbolism and vocabulary.