Luminous Journeys Through the Abstract features the artwork of noted established artists
who have dedicated their lives to creating art with a passion for the abstract......
Curator Kirkland Art Center
Bradley Hudson: Mixed Media Painting
Manlius, NY, Professor of Museum Studies at Syracuse University, is committed to the abstract through his life’s work in painting. His large scale abstract expressionism paintings reflect his love of the chaotic and voice his vision through rich and textural surfaces.
Marna Bell: Archival Prints
Syracuse NY, employs a digital camera and computer software to produce archival prints reflecting her experience in the abstract. She states, “My work has been greatly affected by the abstract expressionists, and in particular the color field painters of the late '50s and early '60s. Morris Louis' "Unfurls" and "Veils" have had a particular influence on this "Transported" series. His veils even look like the curtain in the car wash, and his "unfurls" look like the water running off the windshield.”
Margie Hughto: Ceramic Wall Art
Jamesville, NY, Professor of Ceramics at Syracuse University, is internationally known for her large scale ceramic installations. Her ceramic earthy wall pieces are influenced by nature and the surfaces reflect upon the abstractness of the ferns and fauna growing abundantly in her studio gardens.
John Loy: Painting
Clinton, NY, is widely recognized for his color rich, geometric paintings that explore the abstract through hard edges and color drenched shapes transforming three dimensional architectonic forms into flat aligned surfaces inviting the viewer to seek the richness within their interiors.
Michael Sickler: Collage
Minoa, NY, painter and published poet, has found the art of collage, as interpreted through the abstract placement of found and chosen materials, to be his stimulus for inspirational rich surfaces laden with hidden meaning. His work speaks volumes and challenges the viewer to interact with their own perceptions.
Diana Geoffrey: Mixed Media Collage
Syracuse, NY, seeks the abstract through her rich collaged surfaces. She states, “Within a nonrepresentational image, I am concerned with color, texture and the enlivenment of the entire picture, intending to create a visual experience of discovery that draws the viewer into and around a varied surface.”
John Jacopelle, Painter
Lake Wales, Florida, Past Pratt Gallery Director and Instructor, is a romantic in the abstract. He states: “I can feel the sensation of rhythmic lines, colors that scream and subjects of thoughts seeking to survive. I rise up from the words, explanatory words, clarifying everything to me. The mystery of what my unconscious mind will bring me in a vision only meant for me. I am exploring my perception.”
Linda Bigness, Painter
Syracuse NY, curator of this exhibit, is committed to the abstract to reflect her life’s experiences. She states: “In creating these works I sought to reveal cultural awareness and meaning as interpreted through the experience of seeing. The abstractness of the paintings invites the viewer to seek meaning within the surface.”
The walls of the exhibit space are now a reflection of the abstract through the artist's vision. LB