Abstract Musings

Somewhere in our unconscious mind, the tangible memories we have can be reconstructed and distorted into fragmented abstract forms.  Abstract art goes beyond the simple pictorial images found in most art, but uses art as a mode of allegorical discourse by using basic shapes, lines and colors to represent the message rather than the imitation of pictures of everyday objects in the things we see.

Evy Katz and J.K....

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Faith in Art

Envisioning Spirituality, a new exhibit that opens today, Dec. 5, at Hot Shops Art Center, is truly a “group effort” curated by artist Dorothy Tuma. Organized in conjunction with Project Interfaith, the exhibit features more than 30 area artists devoted to “exploring religious and spiritual identities through multi-media.”

Though Envisioning Spirituality is a visual response to the project’s “RavelUnravel”...

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‘Men at work…

The Sunderland, St. Cecilia Cathedral’s Arts Project Gallery, is currently featuring an exhibition of new work by sculptor Paul Konchagulian.  MEN at WORK (and Play) thoughtfully constructs a balance between the sacred and profane in this exhibition of steel sculpture on view through January 12, 2014.

“I really love what steel does,” Konchagulian said at his opening, “how malleable and flexible it can be. Glenn...

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Women at Work

The new exhibit at Council Bluffs’ RNG Gallery by Wanda Ewing (Little Deaths) and Rebecca Herskovitz (when everything goes silent) is a powerful statement from two strong and accomplished artists. Running from Nov. 9th to a Dec. 7th closing, this show is a must-see for anyone wishing to experience a fresh investigation of woman-thought, hopefully leading into a deeper consideration of the themes involved.

Wanda...

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A Sense of Kaneko

Contemporary sculpture seems limitless.  There are no restrictions or boundaries to this form, which can be a caveat of immense freedom.  It cannot infer a singular meaning; contemporary sculpture itself struggles with the distortion of interpretations that the viewer finds within the piece.

Jun Kaneko offers his audience a fresh insight and perspective in his rarely seen and exhibited body of work From the...

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‘Objects of My Attention’

Catherine Ferguson: The Objects of My Attention seems at first like a conversation in which the object being discussed is visible but not seen. The photographs and cast bronzes in this current exhibition at Modern Arts Midtown have a dialogue, but the actual glass objects from which they were distilled are not there.

“The original object of her attention has been dispensed with,” Gallery Director Larry Roots...

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Viva Los Dias de los Muertos!

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From Cookies to Canker Sores:

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