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Gary L. Wolfe , Gnome: Out of Darkness, 2012; oil and encaustic on tar paper

Gary L. Wolfe , Gnome: Out of Darkness, 2012; oil and encaustic on tar paper

Wolfe writes:

While primarily a painter, I often combine painting with other media. At the heart of this work
is the process of synthesis, a “putting or placing of things together.” The combining of
disparate ideas and media that interact together to create new relationships and perspectives
intrigue me.
I focus on the figure in order to address fundamental and contemporary human concerns;
birth, suffering, innocence, vulnerability, technology dependence, economic disparity, aging
and death. My work is highly influenced by my years working in human services. I freely
employ and re-contextualize Judeo-Christian imagery, though I do not intend these images to
be primarily religious in nature. I desire to create work that is conceptual as well as humanist,
critical as well as aesthetic.