Santa Fe, NM 87501
Verne Stanford has been a producing visual artist for 50 years. He has exhibited in Europe, Latin america and 18 of the United states. Since 2001 his efforts have been based on the work of e.e. cummings, William Blake, Kendall Shaw and Jan Dibbits. 2012 exhibits will take place at Mill Fine Art and The Open Shutter in Durango.
As a visual artist Stanford works in three directions. The current work is photo-based collage and employs painting and technical drawing to create inner-related pattern and image. He is also a pattern painter (oil on canvas) and relates that work to the writings of cummings. Finally, he is a student of, and authority on, Joseph Cornell. He produces and exhibits boxes that "contain" photo-based ideas.
“An Irresistible World View” The Work of Verne Stanford
Verne Stanford’s recent work invites one to revel in far-flung explorations of a world viewed through his poetics of space, a unique bridge to the analytic and mysterious. He has created fragments of unknown and known elements that fit together as if they are engaged in a visual dance.
He invents trajectories of forms and linear gestures that perform as beautiful links to mysterious architectural elements…as if in a field of exploded fragments. There is a feature of causality in these works, as though the origin of the Universe had a similar expansive momentum that the past and present are enshrined in this work. Stanford’s montages hold a shared mission with earlier kindred spirits such as Blake and Kandinsky, where his visual language possess a distinct visionary clarity and inspired hermetic topography,