The Salem College Department of Art, Art History and Design presents Zac Trainor: Between Psyche and Matter
Zac Trainor: Between Psyche and Matter
The Elberson Fine Arts Center, Velma Mason Davis Gallery
March 30 – April 29, 2018
Reception: Friday, April 6, 6-8 pm.
“We are not in harmony with time. We are not ‘up to the moment’ in one way or another, but we sleepily drift along in life not realizing what is meant to be realized at that moment. The coincidences between dreams and real situations seem to repeatedly make a parallel appearance in the psychic and physical realms.”
Zac Trainor presents a confrontation with the unconscious in an effort to capture or access a glimpse beyond the veil and into the realm of the soul. The processes taking place in our conscious and unconscious, conflict of desire versus necessity, the struggle to obtain a sense of place, and the impermanence of our existence are just some of the underlying philosophies and inspiration in the works.
North Carolina based artist Zac Trainor works with concepts and imagery that explore the alternate realities of existence. Ghostly, layered, + nostalgic: There’s a confident loneliness that lends the viewer to self reflection. Through paintings, audio, and video, each piece strives to bring one closer to understanding something more about the self, our surroundings, or our place in time. Each piece serving as a warning, an action, and a reflection.