Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1, 5-8 p.m.
Peter Kempson: 1947-2014, Peter Kempson
|Peter Kempson, Chairman, Mixed Media 54 x 40 in., ed. 2/10|
Everything Glass, Diane Rudnick Mann
|Diane Rudnick Mann, 8 or 9 Bowls, Pastel, 28 x 32 in.|
ten thousand things, Gary Polonsky
|Gary Polonsky, Amanita Muscaria, Acrylic and Mixed Media, 10 x 9.5 x 8 in.|
In his current exhibition, Gary Polonsky furthers his experimentation with various mixed media to create dynamic three dimensional works. The artist casts a wider net in his new series, transitioning from previous explorations in food and sweet confections to a botanical inspired collection. A vibrant forest floor mushroom extends from soil-covered hands in works like “Amanita Muscaria.” Equipped with a 3D printer, Polonsky says he found a new sense of freedom in his sculptural techniques and utilized a variety of media in his latest work - from styrofoam and balsa wood to traditional canvas surfaces. His show title, “ten thousand things” makes reference to ancient philosopher Lao Tzu’s writings of the innumerable mysteries of the universe and the individual’s role within it. “With the death of my friend and fellow artist Peter Kempson, whom I am honored to show with one last time, a great emphasis has been realized for me to maximize my time [and] my efforts,” says Polonsky. His object - to create art that captures the essence of our time and place with a passionate, unified voice.