MAY 2021 | MARK REDISKE | LEVI TENENTE
Mark Rediske, Lumen I, mixed media on panel, 42 x 42 inches
May 6 - 22, 2021
Mark Rediske's artwork is uniquely born of a complex process. It exudes a powerful yet quiet presence, a timelessness and organic quality. Often referencing mythical or ancient civilizations and geographic points, Rediske highlights our collective narrative and shared connection to the natural world. In this body of work Rediske explores a return to light, both figuratively and literally.
Says the artist "The last year has been an ordeal and a test of resolve to sustain hope, empathy and a reverence for beauty. [...]These paintings have a heightened sensibility of light and dark with the aspiration of light emanating through."
Rediske achieves an effect that gives his pieces a feeling of timelessness. Richly saturated hues are tempered by warm neutrals, rich blues and greens give way to soft golds. A master of his craft, Rediske’s panels are flawlessly executed. There is a relief in sharing space with his artwork; a calm, meditative quality extends from the pieces themselves, quietly inviting reflection and introspection.
Mark Rediske, Lumen V, mixed media on panel, 42 x 42 inches
Mark Rediske holds a BFA and an MA from St. Cloud University, St Cloud, MN. He has shown his work across the United States, including Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, and began showing at Foster/White Gallery in 1991. He was an instructor at St. Cloud University, St. Cloud, MN; Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA; and Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Portland, OR. Rediske’s artwork is held in dozens of collections including American Airlines, Seattle, WA; The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC; Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA; and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chicago, IL.