Ghost Lights Reception

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Mike Wright Gallery will be presenting additional works from the "Ghost Lights" series in viewing room February 2nd - March 4th, with a public reception on Thursday, February 2nd. This event is in conjuction with the display at Macky Auditorium on the CU Boulder campus, presented by BMoCA, from January 17th - March 24th.

"Ghost Lights" features a new series of painted wood panels by Colorado-based artist Mark Bueno. The works explore these fleeting, luminescent balls of light, witnessed in nature and documented through folklore. Sightings of the mysterious, orb-like natural phenomena have occurred all over the world and throughout time have been attributed to the supernatural. These beams of energy are said to represent spirits, ghosts, or angels, said to contain souls released from the body after life. Bueno has had a long-standing interest in traditions of storytelling, especially related to superstition.

Using spray paint, masking tape, and stencil techniques on custom circle wood panels, Bueno creates layers of colors, lines, and radial symmetry in hypnotic, abstracted patterns. In some senses, Bueno’s works become symbols to document lives that once were; now set off into the unknown. While Bueno conveys an overall belief in the positive effects of these unknown deposits of energy, there is something not completely resolved.

Mark Bueno (b. 1975, Texas) received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Bueno is known for using plywood as his primary medium on which he creates painted imagery inspired by his family’s background in quilting and his current interest in hand-made stencils and graffiti art. He lives in Denver, Colorado and exhibits his work nationally and internationally.

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By: Mike Wright Gallery