Past Solo Exhibitions
PATRICIA BORGES, BRAZIL
by Karen Grosman, Toronto, Canada
august,01 - august,15 2020
This collection of memento mori and vanitas use the symbolism of butterflies, meat, shells, skulls and flowers to signify impermanence - death, decay, the body, fertility and the afterlife.
Flowers represent life, the skeleton and skulls signify death, the gold leaf signifies wealth and what will be left behind. The butterfly signifies hope and the fragility of life, shells represent fertility, insects are decay and meat is the body and wealth.
I am interested in death as a subject matter because it is a reminder of the fragility of life.
by Maxim Shishov,Arkhangelsk,Russia
august,15 - august,30 2020
Art is social.
Art is directly related to reality and it should talk about its problems: politics, the environment, possible wars and social problems.
Artists are people with a certain status in society. People admire them for their unusual vision of this world. People want to follow their idols, whether it's a performer or an artist. Therefore, artists are those people who can "make" people think, give food for thought. Artists can change the vector of development, give the first impetus. So why not to do it, since art is such a powerful tool of influence?
Just like Sonnet 18
by Anna Kerman, Isle of Wight ,UK
september,01 - september,15 2020
Spent her childhood in Sweden, Anna Kerman presently lives and works in the Isle of Wight, UK. Kerman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts at Kent Institute of Art and Design, UK; and with Masters in Enterprise and Management for the Creative Arts at University of Arts London, UK.
Kerman’s work often pierced with ideas of constant search for yourself, her outlook of emotional connections to the wild and her outcry for injustice and destruction of our planet for the good of economic wealth.
Anna’s paintings often based on her childhood images of extreme climate in Sweden, viewed through the stillness of Nordic melancholy. She said: “I never start an artwork with an end result in mind, instead I simply let my emotions and mood control the outcome of the painting, working with layering and stripping of paint to capture the moment.”
If Passion Built a Gentle Fire
by Huiquan Jiang, Boston ,USA
september,15 - september,30 2020
I used my fingers to paint—to daub the paint on the canvas. These are the same fingers that caressed the female skin. In a queer outpouring way, it transposed what I learned from my relationship onto the canvas, which tinted pleasure, desire, and praise for women.
Fingers carry the most fundamental and functional sensation of touch, which could be a proper tool to express the tactile appeal of flowers. It intrigues me that a multitude of beautiful and compelling flowers are simultaneously poisonous.
This potential danger in a queer relationship could be equally deadly, especially in the cultural situation where I have lived. Nevertheless, profuse adamant power spills out from an artist’s fingers, akin to those fragile flowers capable of propagating tenaciously in an extreme environment.
by Xavier Bellante, California ,USA
october,01 - october,15 2020
There is one common thread in all art from the Greeks to giant balloon dogs. Light. Natural light is a great way to see art, but it doesn’t have to be the only way.
Up until now, if you wanted to see art in a different way, you had to go to a specialized exhibition. 3 lights style artwork is different. It’s gorgeous in natural light, it fluoresces and looks unique under blacklight, and then, it glows in the dark for a third experience. It does all that in one piece. Layers of color and texture interweave with light and shadow to create art that requires close inspection and investigation.
The artwork is designed for an interactive experience. Without any electronic components or specialized hardware, you can involve your senses with your own handheld blacklight, sifting through the image with your mind attuned to the details. As your eyes rove the canvas, you discover more layers and find new colors from new angles. Just when you think you’re done, turn off your lights and see an entirely new piece. This is an entirely new way to see art.