Ron Riley “CHANGES”
August 3 – August 28, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, August 5, 6 – 8pm
In these recent paintings inspired by one of the natural beauties of our planet, clouds, and the vast variety of shapes and forms that they take on, Riley has used them to express his fascination with the constant changes that occur in our lives, some of which we can exert some degree of control over. Riley sees his paintings as something of metaphors to represent that we can be the sole arbiter of how a painting evolves and changes during the process of creating it, while at other times the painting seems to take on a life of its own. One’s life is in many ways similar. Often we can make plans in terms of the direction we would like our lives to take, remembering always that life is in many ways all about change over which we can exercise some degree of control and at other times exert little or none at all. Accepting change is often not a simple task but it is something that at times we must simply accept.
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