Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

John Westmark

Gainesville, Florida
July 1 - August 12, 2010
painting

John Westmark

John Westmark is a painter who is interested in the metaphorical potential of unorthodox painting materials. The primary material used in his current work is store-bought paper and sewing patterns applied directly to the canvas. Patterns and templates are the genesis of assembly, but once they are realized, they are tucked away or discarded. These paintings expose and liberate the patterns to become something new and lasting. Westmark’s work has been exhibited widely and is held in collections worldwide. In 2007 and 2010, his work was featured in New American Paintings, and he has been selected for the Vermont Studio Center Artist-in-Residence for the summer of 2011. John received an MFA from the University of Florida and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. He presently works and lives in Gainesville, Florida.
www.johnwestmark.com/

John Westmark



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