Soft Pastels & Dyes – Paintings by Ray Pierotti

The Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies, Inc.
a 501 (c)(3) non-profit private foundation P.O. Box 155 (mail) 3696 Pearl Street Shellman, GA 39886
229 679-5069 or 229 679-2070

“SOFT PASTELS & DYES” (paintings on paper and untreated canvas) by
Ray Pierotti

November 6 – December 24, 2016
We know the nature of wind indirectly by the motion of leaves and grasses. We know the nature of light by the presence or absence of color and normally the presence of sound by volume and pitch. Pierotti, in his recent paintings, both on paper and canvas, uses the actual shapes of sound by the use of “cymaglyphs” (images of actual sounds in stopped motion photos as the sound vibrates the thin membrane of a Cymascope©). Utilizing this recent discovery that sound has actual shape and dimension by John Reid, inventor of the Cymascope, Pierotti has created several Suites of paintings that play on the vibrational relationships between color, shape and
sound. He has also composed electronic music for each of the paintings. Sound waves have their equivalents in sympathetic colors and geometric forms. There is text with the actual paintings explaining this phenomenon. These natural elements
constitute the nature of Art. major. The sound’s color equivalent is in the red spectrum.

The exhibition consists of 16 individual paintings with their sounded musical compositions playing in the background. One suite is titled “Material Presence”. The second suite is titled “Sounded Intervals”. There are several additional individual paintings using the same artistic approach also on view. If enough interest is shown, Pierotti will, at a later date, offer a *lecture on the process surrounding this new art form of sound/color/shape symbiosis. He has also created a Quicktime movie of his painterly process.

An Opening Reception celebrating these unique paintings was held on Sunday, November 6th in the Gallery of The Center which is housed in an old onion barn located at 3696 Pearl Street, Shellman, GA. The Reception and subsequent visits to The Center are free. Everyone is welcome. The exhibition is extend thru December 24th. You can visit the Center every week- end (Sat-Sun) from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M.

For more information or to set up a group* appointment please call 229 679-5069 or email *Groups of 4 or more individuals can set up an appointment to visit the Center on days other than the week-end. The Center is open, free of charge, to the public every week-end from 2-6 P.M.
*Please make your interest in a lecture known by calling 229 679-5069 or emailing


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