Jack Winn: Dark Matter

Jack Winn: Dark Matter

Exhibition: April 14 - July 12

This solo exhibition by Stratford artist Jack Winn is comprised of large-scale structural impressionist paintings that use current mathematical theories in astrophysics and quantum chromodynamics to explore the deep mysteries of our universe, life, and time/infinity. The work depicts the beginnings of our universe, the mysterious forces of dark matter, and the miraculous existence of faster than the speed of light neutrinos. Winn uses a combination of automotive, oil, and acrylic paints to create a surface that appears both wet and dry. The viscosity of the automotive paint contrasts with the rich black oils, highlighting the play between neutrinos and dark matter as small dots of paint blink in and out like extinguishing and birthing stars. Referencing the mathematics underpinning nuclear fission, fusion, Pi, and M-Theory, this work grapples with the profound concepts of our creation and the reasons for our consciousness. Curated by Aidan Ware.

“Seeking to understand our existence, to clutch our universe through lyrical mathematics – Winn’s paintings feel like visual poetry, touching the darkness of the unknown." ~ Aidan Ware, Director & Curator

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