Ran Webber has been painting for 45 years and shown in numerous
regional and national museum and gallery exhibitions. The ideology
of this still-life series entitled Resurrection and re-invention
is concerned with Immersion, Saturation, Dissolution and Re-invention of
the painted surface (technique emphasizing process), and, creating illusionistic
images that “fool the eye” by encouraging the perception of the image as appearing to move back and forth thru the broken and textured picture plane.
The “intention” is to break the “picture plane” by folding the image surface,
Then to “fool the eye” by juxtaposing illustionistic classical shadowing with actual surface shadows created by the surface folds. Majorly then, to create still-life imagery of geometric sculpture of ambiguous scale balanced serenely
within a ambiguous Universe.
The actual working process includes designing (drawing) the image
digitally, transferring that to paper and adding paint to the image which
then is taken to specific natural/historical location where it then is
immersed (baptized) and saturated in water; this establishes a unique
historical signature (place /time) for each piece. The saturated piece is then
crumpled, squeezed, folded and dried. Finally the image is painted(re-invented) in earnest with varying layers and washes. Lastly, shadows are painted. This whole self-evolving process allows for control of the dissolution and then for the resurrecting and re-inventing of the original idea (image). Various elements of the entire process are allowed or emphasized to read thru. My creative /historical (romantic) impulses are served, as well as, my desire for fun and adventure – this series is a visual document. 2003/2004
573 W. DELAVAN AVENUE
BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14222
1975 AMERICANS IN CANADA
LE CADRE GALLERY: Toronta, Ont.,Canada (Best of Show – by patron vote)
1977 FIRST YEAR/SECOND CENTURY/AMERICAN ART
GALLERY WILDE: Buffalo, N.Y.
1978 37TH WESTERN NEW YORK EXHIBITION
ALBRIGHT KNOX ART GALLERY: Buffalo, N.Y.
SECOND YEAR/SECOND CENTURY/AMERICAN ART
KENAN CENTER MANSION: Lockport, N.Y
1979, 84, 2001 ANNUAL COOPERSTOWN NATIONAL ART EXHIBITION
COOPERSTOWN ART ASSOCIATION ART GALLERY: Cooperstown, N.Y
1979, 1984 23RD,& 28TH ANNUAL CHAUTAUQUA NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF AMERICAN ART/CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION ART GALLERY: Chautauqua, N..Y.
1980 38TH WESTERN NEW YORK EXHIBITION
ALBRIGHT KNOX ART GALLERY: Buffalo, N.Y. (Buffalo Evening News Award)
1981 BUFFALO EVENING NEWS CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION/ Buffalo, N.Y.
1982 HALLWALLS ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW/ HALLWALLS, Buffalo, N.Y
1983 REDHOTS / ALAMO GALLERY - SUNY at BUFFALO: buffalo, N.Y.
ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW and SUMMERSPACE
HALLWALLS: Buffalo, N.Y.
1985 GROUP SHOW/ARTSPACE, City of Buffalo Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
FOUR ARTISTS/GALLERY ONE: Villa Maria College Buffalo, N.Y.
RENTAL & SALES GALLERY/ALBRIGHT KNOX GALLERY, Buffalo, N.Y.
1986 21 ARTISTS/CARNEGIE ART CENTER, Tonawanda, N.Y
1989 REAR VIEW – A RETROSPECTIVE OF TWO ARTISTS
GALLERY ONE: Villa Maria College, Buffalo, N.Y.
1989, 92, 2003 66TH , 69TH , 80TH ANNUAL SPRING SHOW / ERIE ART MUSEUM: Erie, PA.
2003 RESURRECTIONS AND RE-INVENTIONS – 4 ONE MAN SHOWS
KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM: Buffalo, N.Y.
BURCHFIELD PENNY CENTER/STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE at BUFFALO
NIAGARA FRONTIER HISTORICAL SOCIETY / Niagara Falls N.Y.
NANADATA CORPORATION / Buffalo, N.Y.
MOOG CORPORATION / East Aurora, N.Y.
COMPUTER TASK GROUP / Buffalo, N.Y.
BUFFALO CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES / Wmsvl, N.Y.
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS / Arizona, Erie Pa, Buffalo, NYC, England, Germany
Auudrey. This is one of my favorite paintings. It has been sold, but you may commission me to paint you another one very similar. It may be the almost the same or it may be better, but it will be a bit different. Could you accept the challenge. In any event, thank you ver much for the compliment of liking and wanting to purchase it. I am honored. It now belongs to a man who has a wonderful collection of art. Mine is the one seen first as one enters his home. If interested in speaking with me about a commission or the purchase of another please feel free to call me - 716-885-5835 in Buffalo NY, USA. I did send you a long description of my painting process, but am not sure it got to you? Thanks again, Audrey.