Exhibition: Secluded on an Island
Oct 17, 2011 to Oct 31, 2011
Closing Reception: Thursday, Oct. 27, 6 to 8pm.
Secluded on an Island is a collaborative installation piece between two practising artists, Amanda Boulos and Stanislav Guzar. They are combining their techniques to create a working system, in which they depict a creative journey to a distant secluded island. The artists then take on the task of developing the island into a place where they celebrate life, mourn death and establish a history with the help of mythological monsters and sublime landscapes. As the artists slave to build a perfect world, the challenges of being secluded and alone slowly drain their imagination - in the end the island is not the perfect utopia they imagined, but in fact a prison. The artists are in a way illustrating what Hans Hofmann articulated by stating that: "Genius is gifted with a vitality which is expended in the enrichment of life through the discovery of new worlds of feeling. Art and science create a balance to material life and enlarge the world of living experience." To challenge our notions of experience and its affect is the aim of the artists in this exhibition.
|Location:||Samuel J. Zacks Art Gallery, 109 Stong College|
|Sponsor:||Stong College Master's Office|