For Immediate Release
The KAC Gallery presents “Luminous Journeys Through the Abstract”
An Invitational exhibit of work by eight artists with catalog essays and video interviews about the artists and their work curated by exhibiting artist Linda Bigness
In addition, an online gallery with video interviews of the artists’ studio visits will be available for public viewing on the day the exhibit opens April 3, 2014.
Exhibit Web Site: www.luminousjourneysthroughtheabstract.com
Marna Bell * Linda Bigness * Margie Hughto *Bradley Hudson
* Diana Godfrey * John Jacopelle * John Loy * Michael Sickler
Marna Bell, Syracuse NY, employs digital photography to reflect her experience in the abstract. She states, “My work has been greatly affected by the abstract expressionists, and in particular the color field painters of the late ’50s and early ’60s. Morris Louis’ “Unfurls” and “Veils” have had a particular influence on this “Transported” series. His veils even look like the curtain in the car wash, and his “unfurls” look like the water running off the windshield.”
Linda Bigness, Syracuse NY, curator of this exhibit, is committed to the abstract to reflect her life’s experiences. She states: “In creating these works I sought to reveal cultural awareness and meaning as interpreted through the experience of seeing. The abstractness of the paintings invites the viewer to seek meaning within the surface.”
Margie Hughto, Jamesville, NY, Professor of Ceramics at Syracuse University, is internationally known for her large scale ceramic installations. Her ceramic earthy wall pieces are influenced by nature and the surfaces reflect upon the abstractness of the ferns and fauna growing abundantly in her studio gardens.
Bradley Hudson, Manlius, NY, Professor of Museum Studies at Syracuse University, is committed to the abstract through his life’s work in painting. His large scale abstract expressionism paintings reflect his love of the chaotic and voice his vision through rich and textural surfaces.
Diana Godfrey, Syracuse, NY, seeks the abstract through her rich collaged surfaces. She states, “Within a nonrepresentational image, I am concerned with color, texture and the enlivenment of the entire picture, intending to create a visual experience of discovery that draws the viewer into and around a varied surface.”
John Jacopelle, Lake Wales, Florida, Past Pratt Gallery Director and Instructor, is a romantic in the abstract. He states: “I can feel the sensation of rhythmic lines, colors that scream and subjects of thoughts seeking to survive. I rise up from the words, explanatory words, clarifying everything to me. The mystery of what my unconscious mind will bring me in a vision only meant for me. I am exploring my perception.”
John Loy, Clinton, NY, is widely recognized for his color rich, geometric paintings that explore the abstract through hard edges and color drenched shapes transforming three dimensional architectonic forms into flat aligned surfaces inviting the viewer to seek the richness within their interiors.
Michael Sickler, Minoa, NY, painter and published poet, has found the art of collage, as interpreted through the abstract placement of found and chosen materials, to be his stimulus for inspirational rich surfaces laden with hidden meaning. His work speaks volumes and challenges the viewer to interact with their own perceptions.
Exhibit Dates: April 3 – May 31, 2014
Artists’ Reception: Sunday April 6, 3-5 PM
Tuesday through Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
And by appointment Please call 315-853-8871
Reception Sponsor: Just Peggy
Exhibit Sponsor: NBT Bank
Encaustic Painting Workshop with Linda Bigness at KAC
Saturday May 10 & Sunday May 11, 12 pm — 4 pm
Register online at KACNY.org
See Attached Exhibit Postcard
315-853-8871 for workshop information