The Passage of Time Exhibition
Contemporary painter Daniel Costonâ€™s The Passage of Time opens November 2nd at Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas, and continues through December 22nd, 2018. The opening night reception for the exhibition will be on Friday, Nov 2, 6-8:00. Please join us! It will be a great opportunity to visit with the artist while viewing his works. If you canâ€™t make it that evening, the show will continue through December 22nd.
Cantrell Gallery is located at 8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR. Gallery hours are Monday â€“ Saturday, 10-5:00. Call (501) 224-1335 for questions or directions.
The Passage of Time
This is a group of images that show rural America looking unchanged. Driving and walking around the rural landscape, I find scenes that look just like things I remember when I was young. I do not count my youthful remembrances as the arbiter of the way things should be. But these images do strike a chord in me and I enjoy reproducing a painted version of these scenes.
And generally these particular scenes â€œsoundâ€ right to my eye and my memory. Cows doing what they doâ€¦heedless of the passage of time, look right to me. A heron sunning itself in my creek on a bitter cold December day. Ditto. An antique gas pump, found in a photo of a house where I remember hunting for Easter Eggs, causes me to search my memory.
The questioning continuesâ€¦Who put that wreath of yellow flowers on the front porch of an abandoned church in Gethsemane, Arkansas? Why the heck is that bucket on this vacant house, which once was on a dirt road but now is sitting beside a highway?
Iâ€™m not trying to answer those questions. But I do think Iâ€™ve been able to string together a series of images from rural life all tied together by The Passage of Time.