Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc.

Mark Greenwalt

Mark Greenwalt

Hooks-Epstein Galleries will present Mark Greenwalt’s, Incommunicado, an exhibition of drawings and paintings. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. A reception for the artist will follow from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

In Incommunicado, Mark Greenwalt’s images originate from drawing surfaces, where figurative images are mutated through multiple cycles of growth and decay. Within the mass media of a new digital era, we have access to vast quantities of images and figurations found in such forms as old-master drawings, action figure toys, cartoons, religious images, pornography, tin-types, etc. Although, Greenwalt rarely references any particular cultural artifact, he will happily contribute to this unprecedented rain of cultural detritus. Greenwalt states, “The figures in my drawings are trapped there, rendered incommunicado on a picture plane that’s both a womb and a prison. They don’t speak, they can’t walk, and never breathe. Suggesting unspecified symbolic elements, these figures are the unpredictable products of a sequentially evolving design process, embracing speculation while denying communication.”

Mark Greenwalt received his Master of Arts from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX and his Master of Fine Arts from The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He teaches at The College of the Mainland in Texas City, TX.

Incommunicado will continue through October 18, 2014.

***Mark Greenwalt currently has an exhibition at the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery at Lone Star College-Montgomery. Surface Time will continue through September 26, 2014. There will be a reception for the artist on Monday, September 22nd at noon at the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery.***

For more images, please visit the full exhibition.