Pursuit. It changes speeds and directions, delivering no guarantees to the sought destination. It is desire coupled with action. This movement is surrounded with uncontrolled circumstances along the way. Most pursuits have the feeling of chasing the heroic, signifying the importance of the goal desired. Some pursuits last a lifetime. Yet, others need to be re-thought and fixed over time; or, occasionally, they are never are achieved.
In his third Fredric Snitzer Gallery solo show entitled "Pursuit", Timothy Buwalda's large scale oil paintings oscillate between realism and abstraction. In the work, dirt bellows and spits from tire treads. Trucks brave desert sands and challenge their environments. Bodies are splintered and torn, with only pieces left behind. They race towards the goal of achievement. There is celebration or vanquish.
Buwalda relays that meeting desired goals is a constant theme that traverses through his work. Some of his past work, the car crashes, explored one aspect of this, that of falling short or having to start over. There is an aggressive approach to the new work that explores a different way to discuss the conversation. There is an obvious metaphor to the circumstances that people have to navigate throughout their lives, to achieve their goals.