Theresa Poulton is a hard-edged, abstract geometric painter who makes works which fluctuate between the historical tradition of canvas painting and ‘painting in the expanded field’.
June 16, 2013 in Visual Art
Pawel Przewlocki’s works on wood and panel are flat and reductionist in their execution while retaining a sense of spatial depth and dimension. Przewlocki simply hints at a possible theme – leaving color, composition and minimal figurative elements to leave the work’s interpretation in the eye of the viewer.
Stumbling upon the Klasema Art Collection is like stumbling upon a treasure trove, an encyclopedia of modernist art. All abstract and predominately geometric in nature – the collection as a whole is fascinating and inspiring in its vision while remaining accessible and educational in its overall approach.
The movement in art history, Neo-Plasticism/De Stijl (The Style), was developed by the duo Piet Mondrian and Theo Van Doesburg (1917-1928). Characterized by the strict use of primary colors, in addition to black, white and greys and the addition of horizontal and vertical lines – the movement has influenced art and design culture for decades to come.
It is no wonder why we are instantly attracted to the work of Cassandra C. Jones. Her bodies of work are composed of borrowed and collected imagery that has been deconstructed and constructed in numerous compositions that allow the viewer an opportunity to experience the work on multiple levels. Jones presents the viewer with her own iconographic style where further inspection often leads to delightful surprises, but more so down a path of investigation into our on common cultural habits.
Conceptually, Ethan Stern calls into question how we perceive and interact with the qualities of form, texture and light. His answer to that call involves combining the three and presenting us with these expressive translations in glass.
February 21, 2012 in Visual Art
Wade through the graphic visual creations of experimental graphic artist Jan Piasek from Berlin. Simultaneously borrowing imagery from the past – and what seems like the future – Piasek draws the viewer into the depths of a story line that seem to be part political study and part dystopic vision of our future.
As Americans have no true lineage in glass, we had to learn first through trial and error. Then we pushed forward by absorbing the techniques and approaches from other countries long-standing glass traditions, such as the Czech Republic, Italy, German, and England.
January 12, 2012 in Visual Art
The paintings of Harold Hollingsworth are characterized by colorful graphics, rich surfaces and rhythmic playfulness. He credits popular culture as the strongest influence on his work – music, media, art and architecture. In the past, he has used familiar images such as classic croquet balls, vintage modern fonts and numbers, crossed with natural forms found in nature.