Medial abstractionist Ian M. Cage draws inspiration from a variety of sources — the punk genre, technology, nature, Cy Twombly and Jean-Michel Basquiat. He arrived to Asheville in 2000, after a decade spent out West. In his artist statement, Cage says, “I’m committed to process development as the key to artistic decision-making. My principal interest resides in abstraction and the visual elements of language, utilizing the common variables of color, form and symbol to transmit personal experience into the collective environment.” London District Studios (8 London Road) presents Thrust, an exhibit of works from Cage’s Inference Series. The opening reception takes place Friday, July 8, from 5 to 10 p.m. The exhibit will feature Cage’s bold, colorful and intellectually structured creations, on display until Monday, Aug. 8. “My life’s work remains a quest for reasoned intuition; the synthesis of patterned construct and distinct (intuitive) gesture to produce insight and power,” Cage says in his artist statement. londondistrictstudios.com
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