GEORGE WIDENER is an American self-taught artist and calendar savant. His mixed-media works on paper, depicting complex calculations based on dates and historical events, have been exhibited and collected internationally.
JUL-AUG 2018 | Critics Page
Although my investigations and conceptions of time are certainly self-taught and personal, they are not necessarily outside the canon of human experience or destiny. They’re in fact juxtaposed to the future evolution of technology and human neurological development. This is to say that perhaps one day some of my pictures will awaken from their present hibernation. The question here is whether my calendric calculations and reference points are merely personal or whether they’re connected to a futuristic synergized public.