Rose Arbor and Garden by Dennis Pangborn will be on view at the Blue Whole Gallery.

Rose Arbor and Garden by Dennis Pangborn will be on view at the Blue Whole Gallery.

Fractals, two-dimensional abstracts at Blue Whole Gallery

SEQUM — The Blue Whole Gallery will feature fractal artist Dan Brewer and two-dimensional painter Dennis (Doc) Panghorn in May.

The gallery at 129 W. Washington St., Sequim, will showcase their original artwork in the front windows. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The gallery adheres to the county’s public health guidelines.

Visitors can meet the artists during the First Friday Art Walk starting at 5 p.m. Friday.

The exhibit is called, Create from Nature’s Order.

Untitled 1 was created by Dan Brewer.

Untitled 1 was created by Dan Brewer.

Brewer started playing around with computers in 1970. When he stumbled upon fractals he began to explore how they are made, organizers said.

The early personal computers (PCs) took a painfully long time to process and render their images; a single change could take nine hours. However, as processing chips got faster and the fascinating fractal world continued to draw him back, his interest in building computers grew, he said.

Seven PCs later, newer monster computers had whittled that nine hours per change down to less than five minutes.

His fractal work remains true to the generating equations. It has no layering or partial editing of color. Nor is it redrawn, touched up, or painted in or out of the computer.

“For Dan, fractals are templates for the imagination to play on,” organizers said.

Panghorn is fascinated by clouds and skies, he said.

“I continue to be amazed at all the possibilities for compositions,” he said.

He uses palette knives, paint rollers, sponges, and brushes when he paints.

“I enjoy experimenting with various painting processes to get the results I’m looking for in my compositions,” he said.

For more information, see www.bluewholegallery.com.

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