RESUME:  Carl Rainey

Artist's Statement:

This new series called the Nebula Series is concerned with light illumination on moving shapes as seen through cut out sections of the frame.  The light and shapes create a spatial context where both light and shadow interplay on the walls as sell.  As the illuminated colors change and the shapes move, I hope one's perception of light and shape and movement is enhanced, and one can find new meanings with light, which we often overlook.  I feel my iconography comes from my interest in science and astronomy, and from seeing images of Mayan, Inca, American Indian, and Middle Eastern civilizations growing up.
   
Legacy Series:

1. The Indian River Series:   This series comes out of my line drawing experiences growing up and from my college engineering graphics classes, and my interest in three dimensions.  The Indian River Series consists of designs in a series built in 3 different dimensions: 1x and 2x and 4x.
2. Other legacy bodies of work are included under Work.


MY TAKE ON SPACIAL ISSUES: 
I try to be aware of some of these spatial issues as I do the work, alone or in combination:  that being literal space, depicted space, two dimensional and three dimensional space, including 4th dimensional space, and space as we see it every day, and even all the scientific equipment versions of the electromagnetic spectrum, from infrared to light to x-rays to gamma rays, etc. 

And there are the main other human spaces as well,  including our inner spaces and our spiritual and cosmic and psychological and mystic spaces.  

MAJOR ART INFLUENCES:  The major art influences on my art have been Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Frank Stella, the Minimalists and the Constructivists; and now James Turrell, and the California Light and Color art movement, and to the Fetish Finish California group from way back and still around.  And others.

EXHIBITIONS: SMALL AND LIMITED
2019: Hambidge Center Auction, Halloween Bash.  One of 10 invited artists to be the entertainment, with one piece in the auction.
1983: One Person Show: Valdosta State College:  Electronic Tapestries:  Lisa Kent-Tapestries, Carl Rainey-Electronics.
1981: Group Show: "Into the Night" at Nexus Gallery-Atlanta--Electronic Tapestries: Lisa Kent-Tapestries, Carl Rainey-Electronics.
1976: Georgia Institute of Technology: paintings-Student Center show.
1972: Paintings-Represented by Gallery Illien, Atlanta, Ga.
1972: Urban Walls finalist: 1of 15 of 200. Works of 15 in group show at High Museum.

COLLECTIONS: SMALL AND LIMITED
John Portman and Associates; Georgia Tech Student Center; Various Collections

EDUCATION:
Georgia Institute of Technology:  1966-1969
WORK HISTORY:
29-1/2 year electrical engineering career.  "Worked as artist as best as I could 'very part time' during this career phase time of life".

2009-retired with more time to do art.