Umbarger art to be shown
The "Point of Impact" series depicts the spectacle of an explosion as a surreal pop-art object.
The explosion is both a horrific act of violence and a staple of modern entertainment.
The eruptions of "Point of Impact" are presented without context -- no geography, no victims, no debris -- and are pure solid forms of fire and smoke.
Each panel is a unique exploration of shape and color, while retaining a sense of force and light.
"Point of Impact" also symbolizes one man's long-desired burst of artistic energy after a demoralizing creative drought.
He then moved to New York City and worked for several Web and media companies before embarking on a career in freelance illustration.
He has been published in various editorial, institutional and educational entities and worked with clients such as HBO, Anheuser-Busch and the United Nations.
He also created a popular series of online political cartoons and exhibited them at The Silo in New Milford in 2010.
Umbarger has returned to Connecticut and in 2012 made a transition into fine art.
He is a graphic artist at Whole Foods Market Danbury.