February 2005: Gene Carey paintings

Gene Carey' paintings and drawings are influenced by outsiders art.  His work is raw and dramatic and taps into his deeper and darker side.  His evocative primitive images of people resemble dreams or as Carey says "drawing while daydreaming."  One such picture is of two people facing one another, predominately grey and black with purple lines spewing from the taller one' mouth. The background is a vivid red. The viewer is instantly drawn into the moment and wondering what is happening there.  Carey uses a variety of mediums: pastel and charcoal on paper, oil on gessoed paper and oil on canvas.