What defines Craft versus Art – and does that division have meaning? Nine artists display creations of glass, clay and fiber, substances traditionally considered “craft materials,” but worked with such talent, imagination, and skill that the resulting pieces are unquestionably works of art.
BE A BODY. or its doppelgänger. [There is power in numbers.] is unabashedly self-centred and unapologetically self-conscious. Through an intersectional lens, artists Crystal Heiden (American Fabrics) and Christine Negus (London, Canada) present a screening of contemporary, international video works that use “The Mirror Machine” as a feminist tool. With a focus on identity construction and reflection, the camera is used to navigate ideas of selfhood. Putting performance at the forefront, these works reframe femme self-portraiture as not simply “The Aesthetics of Narcissism” but intrinsic to self-perception and preservation. As a whole the program sings “ME, MYSELF, AND I” at the top of its lungs, and invites you to do the same.
Annual Open Studios event is part of Bridgeport’s Art Trail, the region’s premiere platform for discovering local talent. Every year, the Art Trail hosts a city-wide open studios event which the American Fabrics Building artists are proud to participate. You are invited to tour the studio space of more than 25 practicing artists during Open Studios weekend on November 11th and 12th. The artists who work in the former textile factory practice a variety of art forms. You will meet painters, sculptors, bookmakers, quilt makers printmakers, ceramic artists, photographers, and more. Come and see what you discover!
Anita Rogers Gallery is pleased to present Is Embracing Was, an exhibition of mixed media assemblages by Dutch-born artist, Hans Neleman. The exhibition will be on view September 6 – October 7, 2017 at the gallery’s new location at 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor, New York, New York.
Aug 8-Sept. 11, 2017
Reception: Fri. Aug 11, 5:30-8 PM
471 Main Street Ridgefield, CT 06877
This exhibition is about communicating the myriad layers of emotions connected with the process of creating. With the power of color and texture on a two dimensional plane, the artist has created a visual metaphor for life’s many dichotomies. Lesley looks forward to your visiting the gallery to explore and enjoy these works for yourself.
Drawings, Paintings, Collages and Arts books.
Sunday June 4th, 3 - 5 pm
Sunday June 25th, 3 pm
The Washington Art Association & Gallery is pleased to present “Winners of the 2016 Juried Show”
Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, April 8th from 3 – 7 pm
Washington Art Association
4 Bryan Hall Plaza
Washington Depot, CT 06794