John Dempcy

 

ZINC contemporary is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new acrylic work by Seattle-based artist John Dempcy. With a BA in Art and his AA in Graphic Design, Dempcy has fostered a rich visual language of elements and abstractions based on scientific motifs, using each panel to methodically explore ideas. Drawing from the natural mysteries of the material world, the artist sources much of his imagery from the Pacific Northwest landscape and his autodidactic studies of the sciences.

 

Dempcy received the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant in 2019 a prestigious award dedicated to 125 artists each year and has established his reputation through exhibitions around the United States, with his paintings holding residence in numerous private, public, and corporate collections including Microsoft, the Swedish Medical Group, and the University of Oregon.

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Exhibition

Rhythm and Rhyme | works by John Dempcy


Dates

January 16th, 2020 – February 15th, 2020


Art Walk – Meet the Artist

Thursday, February 6th, 5-8 pm


Press Release

Current Inventory

John Dempcy
The Puget Sound, 2019
36 x 36″ acrylic on panel

Dempcy’s representation of grids and lines simulate the strumming of a chord on the guitar; the painted lines like the strings of an instrument, brushstrokes interrupting the variant colors, working back and forth with blues and yellows, reds and greens layering and building emotion like a musical interlude. Each band signifies a frequency or sound waves that exalts a synchronous palette.

 

“I think of strings on a guitar, each color a note, and when blended a chord or tune is played.” 

Dempcy’s representation of grids and lines simulate the strumming of a chord on the guitar; the painted lines like the strings of an instrument, brushstrokes interrupting the variant colors, working back and forth with blues and yellows, reds and greens layering and building emotion like a musical interlude. Each band signifies a frequency or sound waves that exalts a synchronous palette.

 

“I think of strings on a guitar, each color a note, and when blended a chord or tune is played.” 

Dempcy grew to find the environment of the Pacific Northwest to be a source of inspiration to his burgeoning creative endeavors. For him, art has always been a natural way to express a deep emotional tie to the area and its intricate web of life. Referencing the physical and life sciences, his work strives to reflect the interconnectedness of complex systems while conveying a sense of the beauty and mystery inherent in the unfolding process of life.

John Dempcy
This Way That Way
20 x 16″ acrylic on panel

Dempcy grew to find the environment of the Pacific Northwest to be a source of inspiration to his burgeoning creative endeavors. For him, art has always been a natural way to express a deep emotional tie to the area and its intricate web of life. Referencing the physical and life sciences, his work strives to reflect the interconnectedness of complex systems while conveying a sense of the beauty and mystery inherent in the unfolding process of life.

John Dempcy
Mountain Scene
40 x 40″ acrylic on panel

“In it’s abundant simplicity, there is an overwhelming sense of connectivity between the works, each presenting a new yet familiar image.”

— Richard Speer, Visual Art Source

“In it’s abundant simplicity, there is an overwhelming sense of connectivity between the works, each presenting a new yet familiar image.”

— Richard Speer, Visual Art Source