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Group Show "Shades of Green 2018"

Artists Statements

Jonk - (France)

Artist Statement:

Naturalia This series questions the place of Man on planet Earth and his relationship with Nature. Man builds for his own peculiar reasons. Man abandons for other peculiar reasons. Nature does not care about those reasons. But one thing is for sure, She is disturbed in her evolution. When Man leaves, She comes back and does not do things by halves, She takes back everything. In her inexorable progression, She first infiltrates the insides of a Montenegrin castle (Picture 1). Then, She fills up all the space of an Italian Church (2). Given more time, she imprisons a Taiwanese mansion with her strong roots (3). The next step? Collapse and burial. What will then be left of what Man has built? Nothing. A souvenir. A shot that a curious adventurer would have taken there some years before. When Nature and Time ally against Man, what will be left of our civilization?

Jonk - Artist

email: jonkart@live.fr
Artist Website: www.jonk-photography.com :

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Rene Alvarado (United States)

Artist Statement:

I let work speak for itself,but I make sure my paintings have a really loud voice. Painting is the most beautiful place in my life.

Rene Alvarado Artist

email: rea@renealvaradostudio.com
Artist Website: www.renealvaradofineart.com :

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Luis Ardila (US)

Artist Statement:

My work has a symbolist style and I use mythologies from eastern and western civilizations. Syncretism is the combination or fusion of different beliefs, philosophies, mythologies or religions, emphasizing an underlying unity that allows an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism has expressions in art and culture that can join together. I use Syncretism to develop patterns that reveal how our current culture opens itself into its different functions to reflect our way of living, hopes and mistakes.

Luis Ardila Artist

email: luisgermanardila@aol.com
Artist Website: www.ardilaart.com :

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MadelynCarr Bonnett (United States)

Artist Statement:

MadelynCarr Bonnett Artist

email: mad@madartzphoto.com
Artist Website: www.facebook/MadArtz :

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Corliss Chastain (Albania)

Artist Statement:

I have traveled all over the word and 48 states, and lived in Maine for 35 years! There are spectacular places of natural wonder all over this planet! But, Southwestern Indiana in Spring is the greenest place I have ever seen (an opinion shared by many). The pallet of greens is rich, textured and infinite! These "Greenworks" are from a series of recent "backyard paintings" on canvas inspired by the ever-changing landscape of my gardens. Although the initial images begin with recognizable place, structure and form, they are subsequently "re-configured" and become abstracted patterns. Jazz improvisation is a process of spontaneously creating fresh melodies over the continuously repeating cycle of chord changes of a tune. Like the musician, this artist may depend on the contours of an initial composition or concept, or solely on the possibilities of the harmonies. It has been said that the best improvised music sounds composed, and that the best composed music sounds improvised. "Composed" and "improvised" may seem to be incongruent. In my prints and paintings, as with Jazz, concepts and images emerge in a unique mix - inspired by the original content and composition. The original impulse that drives me to begin an image is a narrative or story. Although the "story" is essential to the development of the initial, formal structure and inspires imagery, my process ultimately de-contructs, transforms, and obscures it. Once the work is under way, the artwork often takes on a life of its own: The narrative succumbs to the synthesis of process and materials, and the finished piece eclipses the story, and rich, complex surfaces emerge inviting closer inquiry.

Corliss Chastain Artist

email: corlisschastain@gmail.com
Artist Website: Corlisschastain.com :

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Lynden Cowan (Canada)

Artist Statement:

STATEMENT: Spending my childhood summers in rural Nova Scotia, I was drawn into the wild landscape and adapted accessible materials from berries to crushed shells to translate the scenes surrounding me. Over the years, my fascination and interest in nature has grown and I strive to envelope the viewer with the feeling of inclusion in the mood and transformation of visual presentation, to finished artwork.

Lynden Cowan Artist

email: lyndencowan@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.lyndencowan.com :

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Mirna Doyle (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Artist Statement:

I am inspired by the beauty and power of light and shadows, the wholesomeness and self-sufficiency of nature, and our human relationship with it. My art strives to capture the feeling of awe when we stumble upon that moment in our natural environment, that captures the essence of our subjective perception of truth. I aim for the viewer of my art to search for comfort in the shadows and folds of the objects I portray. Art is my calling, although I paint in parallel to having built a professional career in other fields. My painting is influenced by Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh and William Blake. I paint in oils and acrylics, and enjoy applying thick layers of paint on canvas.

Mirna Doyle Artist

email: mirnajancic@hotmail.com
Artist Website: :

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Elaina Goodkind (USA)

Artist Statement:

My most recent paintings just so happen to include alot of green; Many quality hours with my family were spent exploring the luscious & breathtaking hillsides of this magical spot in a place called Half Moon Bay. My goal is simply to share the beauty there and I hope you can also feel the joy I certainly did,as I viewed this beautiful land time & time again.

Elaina Goodkind Artist

email: elainagoodkind@yahoo.com
Artist Website: :

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Aleta Gudelski (United States)

Artist Statement:

I cannot change the world, but I can create quiet centers within my art where others may consider its meaning.

Aleta Gudelski Artist

email: artworksbyaleta@sbcglobal.net
Artist Website: aletagudelski.com :

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Muskaan Gupta (India)

Artist Statement:

Muskaan Gupta Artist

email: muskaangupta099@gmail.com
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Dennis Hanshew (United States)

Artist Statement:

I am intrigued by orchards; drawn to the contrast of the chaos of branches and leaves with the orderliness of the uniform rows of trees. The title painting,

Dennis Hanshew Artist

email: dennishanshew@sbcglobal.net
Artist Website: www.dennishanshew.com :

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Erin Houghtaling (United States)

Artist Statement:

My work with collage started after I took a photography course. I had many photos on hand of my children and our travels and experiences over the six week span of the class. On a whim I cut the pictures up and rearranged them into very surreal images. And to my surprise, I had an emotional reaction to the resulting collages. To me they far better represented my feelings and emotions of the memories than the original photographs. Right around this time I read an article that stated how unreliable human memory is. The article stated that every time we recall a memory, it gets re-stored just a little bit differently than the last time it was recalled. The idea of this flawed system the brain uses is very amusing and so very human. It didn't take long before I was seeking vintage books and magazines at thrift stores and estate sales. I have bought and sold vintage clothing online for many years, so this was familiar territory for me. I knew that if I wanted to make collages that would be appealing and relatable to many different people, I would need something more than pictures of my two kids and sunsets over Lake Huron. Although the images I use in my collages from old books, they still are so representative of my views and experiences. They are ultimately all self portraits. Collages appeal to me because of the surrealism they ultimately have. Anything that makes a person do a double take or has the appearance of being one thing, but is also something else upon closer inspection, is so appealing to me. I feel my works have that effect. I want people to question their own memories, beliefs and reality. What I like my work to touch on is the power of nature over man, the vastness of the universe, finding ultimate comfort in solitude.

Erin Houghtaling Artist

email: Erinhoughtaling@yahoo.com
Artist Website: Www.okayfornow.com :

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Esther Huser (Switzerland)

Artist Statement:

Since 2015 I am interested in limitation: With a minimal palette of 5 colors, I create my green paintings. In preparation, I visit some fields/plants almost every day, observing light changes, weather influences and growth. By this, I get to know a certain plant in all her variations and I hunt for the unusual and special color/composition moment.

Esther Huser Artist

email: info@estherhuser.com
Artist Website: www.estherhuser.com :

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Linda Ippolito (USA)

Artist Statement:

Current work is about collage. I have found a passion in paper. Landscapes of nature and dramatic light inspire me. Layers of fibers have given me a way to translate the transparencies of the internal world of nature. The flow of oil paint allows me movement to orchestrate the composition. I build images using multi media's to freely reconnect with the physical tone of the environment, and give reverence to it.

Linda Ippolito Artist

email: Ippolito.linda77@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.lindaippolito.com :

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Mason Mansung Kang ()

Artist Statement:

As a Christian, I feel the awe and wonder of the divine providence to see every corner of this world. I think the world we live in is truly a beautiful place. Every natural entity is different and unique and this diversity makes the world beautiful. The visual changes of the natural world, with unending colors and values that exist in light and shadow over each season and over time, create variations of moods and emotions that always affect my mind. I struggle to observe these subtle colors, but also enhance the colors that are usually not noticed by untrained eyes. To share this beauty is the goal of my efforts.

Mason Mansung Kang Artist

email: homason@msn.com
Artist Website: www.masonkang.com :

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Marvin Liberman (Spain)

Artist Statement:

My work reaches for a combined sense of vulnerability and strength, a duality that underlies all of my art. In sculpture the core material is gauze, and of late tree branches that extend the work to the floor. This inherent fragility is intentional and serves as a metaphor for our own sense of vulnerability, both physical and emotional. This way of working evolved from my own concerns for how people suffer the consequences of trauma inflicted on them, how that thing we call "body" becomes marked by such experience, and how it then carries within it the whole history of what we have lived. I work at a human scale, so that these pieces generate a physical and emotional encounter of being face to face, body to body, with one another, as if it were possible for a conversation to take place, for thoughts to be shared. For this reason, there's a need for intimacy, so that for a few moments we can feel alone, absorbed in the presence of the other. And so they're placed in a subdued and quiet "space", lit from above, creating interplay between light and shadow, and revealing their drama. In drawing, simply graphite and pencil have been my tools, along with a variety of erasers. Muted color is just beginning to appear as well. This work touches upon the tenuous balance, or its loss, that exists and is so central to human relationships. These drawings began as a means for understanding something of the primitive origins of line and mark as they evolved into visual and written language. Out of this, personal meaning has deepened in the drawings that continue to make use of those early origins. Overall, I suppose my focus is on human nature, its vulnerabilities, its will to survive and the subconscious dramas that lie beneath our awareness of both oneself and others.

Marvin Liberman Artist

email: marvinenmadrid@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.marvinliberman.com :

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Bryan Northup (United States)

Artist Statement:

My work examines modern society's appetite for convenience and subsequent dependence on single-use plastics. Serving a brief purpose, conveying, passively protecting us one moment, being discarded and forgotten, left to poison our environment after one use. We are largely unaware or apathetic about the negative environmental effects and toxic permanence of these plastics, because we spend so little time with these disposable

Bryan Northup Artist

email: artistbryannorthup@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.bryannorthup.com :

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Constance Pappalardo (United States)

Artist Statement:

For as long as I can remember, art has always been a source of healing for me. Being very sensitive to color, it was the colorist painters I was most drawn to and now, a painter myself, I use color as my primary language. Times being as they are, with our country in a spiritual/philosophical civil war of sorts, healing is of the essence. Language has been twisted and abused, imagery has been manipulated to shock rather than illuminate. As a painter, I seek to heal with breath-like color. Green, in particular, has a healing energy. My work reaches and touches and asks the viewer to take a breath, to sync with the vibration of color, the calm and warmth only the right pigment can offer. In my work, there may be suggestions of a landscape but the real subject of my paintings is always color and through color I can leave a positive and healing footprint in our society, one that may unite rather than divide.

Constance Pappalardo Artist

email: conpappa@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.constancepappalardo.com :

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Jakub Pasierkiewicz (UK)

Artist Statement:

I was born in Poland in 1980 and graduated from the University of Silesia with a Masters in Fine Arts in 2005.  My main passion is painting and drawing but I have never lost my interest in the medium of photography, which in some sense, is an essential accomplishment of my artistic language. I use my camera to transfer and materialise the emotions which develop in my mind, the excitement caused by encountered reality. Sometimes the photos can abstract from reality, showing different aspects of colours and forms, whereas other times they can simply reflect certain situations taking place in front of my camera.

Jakub Pasierkiewicz Artist

email: iakupp@gmail.com
Artist Website: http://www.kubap.com :

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Barbara Gillette Price (Espana)

Artist Statement:

The underpinning of all my paintings is the use of color as a symbolic, metaphorical, and decorative element, and drawing, which is both descriptive and interpretative.

While the subject, style and context of my work may go through many changes in relation to my current setting, the fascination with serial imagery, variations on a theme, and the contrast between “appearance and reality” is ongoing. While I work from memory, I make many visual notations in my journals for later reference. In this series, I have chosen the well-explored theme of waterlilies to transform it into a vital, relevant and distinctive statement. The paintings selected for this exhibition are part of a larger series that explores various interpretations of the original source of inspiration, fueled by my study of the history of gardens.

 

Barbara Gillette Price

June 21, 2018

Barbara Gillette Price Artist

email: babsgp@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.barbaragilletteprice.com :

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