‘Suddenly’

Nathan Spoor
‘Suddenly’

See It
“Suggestivism” runs Feb. 5 through April 10 at Grand Central Art Center, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, 714-567-7233, grandcentralartcenter.com.

Background
Spoor is promoting a new form of Suggestivism, and is the curator of an exhibit by the same name at Grand Central Art Center. He says the term, pioneered in 1890s America, was used by artists seeking a subtle, poetic, and intellectual painting style.

Creation
Spoor started with this concept in 1997 during grad school. (He attended Savannah College of Art and Design and University of North Texas School of Visual Arts.) “Suddenly” belongs to a series he’s been developing since 2002. “It’s amazing to watch something unfold in such a manner over time. It’s slow and tedious, and just what I always wanted to do.”

Inspiration
“It’s a narrative… a moment of realization for the female character. She sees the world she’s built from her dreams take on a life of its own. One of the trees has chosen items and structures to carry off to a distant shore, and the girl is witnessing this departure.”

This article originally appeared in the February 2011 issue.

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