The title “Translocations” comes from an astronomy dictionary and refers to relative movement from one place top another in relation to a planetary surface. In this case as one moves by these artworks, the color shifts and changes through optical mixture.
Carl Caivano combines various macro- and micro-scaled elements into a single, unified expression. Influences of astronomy, subatomic particles, geographic references, cellular and mineral patterns lead him to a larger awareness of the totality of life. Manipulating meaning through juxtaposing varied references intrigues the artist. A single element can look either magmatic or cellular, depending on where it is positioned within the composition.
Caivano thinks of my work as a marriage of painting and air. By detaching painting from the traditional flat rectangle the work becomes lighter and more buoyant. The pieces extend brush-like gestures away from the wall into the viewer’s space and the artist lights them to suffuse their surroundings with cast shadows and implied movement.