“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde
“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” – Vincent Van Gogh
The Brooklyn Waterfronts Artists Coalition boasts 8000 sf of a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The enormous space of the gallery affords the opportunity to exhibit large scale work. This year, the show is joined by a prestigious juror – Lilian Tone, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Modern Art.
FRG Objects & Design / Art in Hudson, NY exhibited Zen Dot Energy in their space that combines traditional gallery style presentation of fine art with high quality interior design.
There will be an opening reception for Zen Dot Energy, a series of paintings by Woodstock artist Merrill Steiger, at FRG Objects & Design/Art on Saturday, September 5, 2015, from 6 to 9pm. The paintings are inspired aboriginal art, power spots, and India’s tantric traditions of circles and chakras.
Visiting spiritual power spots, or geographic sites charged with positive energy, has brought her into contact with the art of aboriginal Australians, and the indigenous traditions of Africa and Asia, including Cambodia, Vietnam, India, the Himalayas, and Japan. The artist’s travels, study, and life experiences in such places continue to be a strong influence and inspiration to her work.
In 1999, an extended art meditation brought on an intuitive transformation and a reflection of India’s tantric traditions of circles and chakras, which eventually led to the completion of the Zen Dot Energy series in 2004.
Zen Dot Energy will be on view through November 2015.*
*The exhibition was extended through to December of 2015 due to the positive reception of the series at FRG Objects & Design / Art.
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art proudly presents the 15th annual Metro Montage Juried Exhibition.
The Exhibition’s Opening Reception will be on July 11, 2015, from 6pm to 8pm at the museum, and pieces will remain on exhibit in the Museum’s Main Galleries until September 6, 2015. Metro Montage XV is a juried art show that will feature a montage of subject matter, media, and styles from contemporary artists.
This year's juror is Robmat Butler. A graduate of The University of Tennessee’s MFA program in sculpture, Robmat now lives and works in Knoxville, TN. He received a BFA in Studio Arts with a minor in Art History from the University of South Florida. In addition to being the Preparator and Exhibitions Manager at The Knoxville Museum of Art, Butler is an active contemporary artist, whose work has been shown both nationally and internationally. His work has, most recently, been included in Miami’s Art Basel and featured in The Brevard Art Museum’s show Naval Gazing. He served as the Installation Coordinator for the DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn , NY and is currently the co-chair for the Dogwood Arts Festival’s Art in Public Places sculpture program. Butler also works as a freelance fabricator while pursuing an interest in curating local and regional art events.
This exhibit explores the mysteries of the universe, both scientific and fantastical, theoretical and fictional, real and imagined. How do artists render the work of scientists, authors, explorers, astronomers, cartoonists, Trekkies, LARPers, astrologers, and philosophers? This exhibit embraces not only what science has revealed about space, but what humans have imagined about the cosmos. From the results of scientific inquiry to the creative minds of science fiction authors and fans, this exhibit celebrates how space has stimulated human understanding and creativity. From the big bang theory to worm holes and warp speed, artists have created works that bring to life what we know of space and what we imagine. Assembled here is a vibrant and diverse selection of works that speak to our fascination with the cosmos.