Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1 from 4pm to 6pm
First Friday: Friday February 7, 6-8pm
Closing Reception: Saturday February 22, 4-6pm
Featuring: William Bowser – Kimberley Bursic – Jennifer Duncan – Alan Lipton – Steven Marks – Elena Stamberg
Perspectives 20/20 focuses on the varying perspectives of six artists, Jennifer Duncan, Al Lipton, Steven Marks, Elena Stamberg, Kimberly Bursic, and William Bowser. This show explores the artists’ personal exploration and reflection of the times, human existence, and fleeting, unique moments in nature. Using a variety of media, the participating artists express powerful emotion through bold colors and symbolism which serve to heighten the viewer’s perception of reality.
“I have been to hell and back and let me tell you, it was wonderful,” said well-known sculptor Louise Bourgeois. The paintings in this exhibition elucidate her journey using the iconography and imagery she explored in the many drawings, paintings and sculptures she produced throughout her long career. The exhibition paintings focus on her breakdown, her emergence from a period of Freudian analysis, her concerns with “motherhood,” and her metaphorical efforts to restore strained relationships. It is possible to do homage to her uniqueness in this way because her work was so autobiographical.
Thinking Out Loud
Jean Jinho Kim
I use components that are repurposed and remade into dynamic forms that extend the meaning of art and diminish predictable boundaries. By removing everyday elements from their original context, I drive the static into the transitional. I intentionally use unconventional and inorganic materials to create new and surprising forms that convey life, movement and change. Using objects, such as downspouts and auto parts, that are not traditionally used in art allows me to imagine their potential to tell a story or create a scene that challenges the viewer to give equal importance to different types of materials. The identifiable objects create a constant interaction between the separate pieces of the work and the final work itself. Not only are the physical elements of each piece important, but also the space they encompass is intentional. The challenge and fulfillment comes from figuring out how to put unconnected pieces together in a way that is relatable, relevant and surprising.
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- Saturday: 11am to 6pm
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