Made Here: Winter 2019 Group Exhibition
March 30 - April 28
Saturday March 30th, 7pm
New Works by Joanne Ross
May 4 - June 2
Saturday May 4th @ 7pm
New Works by RIE HASEGAWA
June 15 - July 20
Saturday june 15th @ 7pm
Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat: 10:00am – 4:00pm Free to the public, by appointment only
((Guttenberg NJ) Guttenberg Arts Gallery is pleased to present MADE HERE: WINTER 2019 a group exhibition of the current Artists in Residence; Cecilia Jansson, Robert Lach, Charles Luce and Jorge Wellesley. On view March 30th - April 28th, 2019. The works included in MADE HERE: WINTER 2019 were created during the artist’s 3 month Space & Time Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts.
At Guttenberg Arts, Cecilia Jansson continued to develop her ceramic works and explored new materials such as asphalt in combination with porcelain. This new work is part of an ongoing series titled “Cultivation” which combines two materials - one representing a firm structure (as seen in society or nature) and one forced to adjust itself according to that structure, resulting in a coherent whole. Jansson let’s the materials evolve together to form sculptures where both have an equal importance for the final shape.
Robert Lach’s work is based on the architecture and anatomy of nature. It is materials and process driven. The focus is on the labor of craft by experimenting and manipulating found, discarded, and recycled objects into art material. Lach usually builds in units or multiples mimicking the biology and structure of living organisms. Sculptural shapes and forms reference the design of animal homes, cellular formation, and the skeletal patterns of the natural world. It is the beauty, organization, and simplicity of nature Lach’s work replicates.
Charles Luce’s ultimate interest is to explore visual and conceptual models that allow the viewer to discover something about their relationship to the cosmos. The works created at Guttenberg Arts represent a separate series within Luce’s ongoing exploration of TIME, LOCATION, and MEMORY called The Pilgrim Project. Luce constructs models from the confluence of various streams of reality—from the rational and irrational, and from the conscious and the unconscious. The existence of this system for discovery is predicated on the faithful dance between that which is rationally understood and that which casts no shadow, but is distinctly sensed.
Jorge Wellesley’s work focuses on the relationship between Truth, Reality and Language. In his view, language is not enough an epistemological and expressive resource to interpret reality and communicate truth. Being primarily arbitrary abstract figures, written language and text do not represent actual meanings. Wellesley’s artwork pays attention to that which is arbitrary about language and leads to miscommunication, then affecting social relations. While Wellesley sometimes relies on text as an image that carries meanings depending on its morphology, he also uses as expressive resources other symbolic elements associated with the world of communication, such as billboards, pencils, signs, abstractions, and empty spaces. In essence, his work draws from, and conveys, two main viewpoints: a philosophical examination of Truth and Reality and a semiotic analysis of language and art. Meanings, examined from philosophical, semiotic and artistic lenses, are the most essential matter of Wellesley’s work.
Guttenberg Arts Gallery is free and open to the public by appointment Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201.868.8585. Guttenberg Arts is located at 6903 Jackson Street, Guttenberg NJ 07093.
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