Influential text-based conceptualist Roland Bernier experimented with symbols and language by assembling words together, exploiting the visual characteristics rather than the meaning. The resulting paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations mix Bernier’s use of text with his bold colors, strong lines, and vast diversity of materials. Bernier, who passed away in 2015, was a fixture of Colorado’s art scene throughout his career.
This exhibition is in collaboration with Walker Fine Art and Marilyn Bernier.
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"What I find most alluring here, is the artist’s focused and unwavering intent, and the variety of materials employed to project humor, optimism, cynicism and social commentary through words and text."