Greg Edmondson’s “Dark Matter”

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Greg Edmondson’s “Dark Matter”

April 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 29, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


This body of work began at an isolated artist residency in January 2020 in response to a recent
personal crisis. It soon evolved to address the global crisis in which we all found ourselves.
When the work began, I had no WiFi, bad weather, and a dozen sheets of black Arches Cover…
before long, I had plenty of paper, just no stable place to live or paint. The paintings continued,
but without a dedicated studio space – made on coffee tables, in basements, at friends’
homes… This experience of “Couch Surfing the Apocalypse” brought significant adjustments to
my practice, and a new sense of urgency to my work.
Dark matter is the single largest volume of anything in the universe. We can see that it is there
because of its effect on other objects and energies – yet we have no clear, collective idea as to
exactly what it actually is. This knowledge that something is “out there” without knowing “what”
that thing is, seems to encapsulate much of the human experience – a testament to the fact that
Knowledge and Understanding may not be entirely the same.
Physicist and poet Agnes Vojta (with whom I’ve collaborated before) has written poems after
several of these paintings. A number are included in this exhibition.

Greg Edmondson March, 2022


April 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am
April 29, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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The Smalter Gallery
1802 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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