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"Layers": New Work by Mark Eanes

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Thursday, 1 September 2016 to Sunday, 2 October 2016
Friday, 2 September 2016 - 5:00pm
Photograph of a wall in Naples

In the spring and summer of 2013, Mark Eanes spent three months traveling throughout France, Croatia, Italy and Spain - shooting over 3,000 photographs of time worn walls, portals and alleyways. As painter turned photographer,  Mark’s primary source of interest and inspiration was to be found in the oldest, medieval sections.... richly textured surfaces layered with paint and plaster, torn posters, graffiti, and children’s scrawls.


Upon returning to his painting studio, the impact of Mark’s journey is evident in his recent work, and the process itself. Eanes’ mixed media collages and paintings are a product of many layers of charcoal, paint, paper and glue. Beneath the surface one can see traces of a long process that is very physical, even restless, in its nature; drawing, painting, sanding, scraping, scrawling, tearing, building up and tearing down.


As an artist, Eanes’ goal is to arrive at a place in the work of equilibrium, a harmonious orchestration of events and decisions, time and material; much like those time worn walls in Europe that reached their ‘angle of repose’ over many, many years.


"Once you become a painter you can only see with eyes of the painter. You could say the same of the poet, the architect or the pilot. The language you learn takes hold of your dreams.

Artist ( Description ): 

Mark received his BFA from UC Santa Barbara and his MFA from Mills College, where he studied with Jay DeFeo.


In addition to teaching drawing and painting courses at California College of the Arts for twenty five years, he has also taught at the following institutes:

San Francisco State University (painting and printmaking)

Academy of Art University, SF (drawing)

Dominican College in San Rafael (printmaking)

College of San Mateo (Figure Drawing)

Solano Collage, Fairfield (Drawing)

Los Positas College, Livermore (Drawing)

707 962-0233
Venue ( Address ): 

For 17 years Partners Gallery in Fort Bragg has been a destination for contemporary art on the Northern California coast.  The gallery is owned and managed by its 12 artists. Shows mounted monthly include one-person shows, invitationals, community and juried shows.

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