Reception: October 16, 2-4 PM
which runs through January 29, 2012, is a contemporary interpretation of the modern landscape. By examining the essential qualities of nature through an updated lens, new possibilities emerge. Deconstructing Nature features five artists (Chris Ballantyne, Gregory Euclide, Kim Keever, Dean Monogenis and Voshardt / Humphrey); all with unique points of view on what happens when nature is dissected in order to return it in a different form.
(Above: Summer: Blue, Yellow and Gray Kim Keever, 2004, C-print 51-1/8 x 68-1/8 inches,courtesy Kinz + Tillou Fine Art)
This exhibition is funded in part by the Elizabeth Firestone Grant Foundation.
Leslie Pontz: Shaping Space
The art of Leslie Pontz clearly transcends the traditional boundaries of fiber art. Pontz works with crochet and other fiber techniques on silk, monofilament and metal wire. In the artist's own words, she has been intrigued by
"elements that are far more exciting
existing together than independently."
Contrasts of texture and color in environments she has experienced have had a strong impact on her art, as has her awareness of the interaction of light and form in penetrable structures.
The show will run through January 15, 2012, and is funded in part by the Bloomingdale's Fund of the Macy's Foundation.
(Above: Floating (Basket) Leslie Pontz, 2011, monofilament, thread, iron
69.5 x 15.5 x 13.5 inches, courtesy of the artist)
Kiyomi Baird: Spheres
Kiyomi Baird uses basic geometric forms to express her perceptions of the fundamental nature of physical matter and spiritual being. These forms, often circles and spheres, are given texture and color to create spaces that seek to reflect the cosmos. Spheres is an artistic manifestation of Baird's inner journey through the vastness that encompasses this physical and spiritual embodiment.
Kiyomi Baird: Spheres will run through November 27, 2011.
(Above: Autumnal, Kiyomi Baird, 2011, mixed media and oil on canvas, 48 x 102 inches, courtesy of the artist)