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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pictures of show


So the opening for Circularspace, the CIRCLE snail mail postcard art show has come and gone. It is still up in the Butterfield Too Gallery as the featured exhibit for November until November 30 so if you didnt make the opening, theres still plenty of time to check it out. It represents the work of over 100 artists from 35 states and several countries.
Some of the more unusual and varied and interesting pieces include a piece from the inmates of the Key West program, "Art Behind Bars",facilitated by Lynne Vantriglia  and 30 pieces on plexiglass that were sent through the mail from children in Anya Tucker's Brooklyn Art class to the children of Elena Cifuentes' art class in Tampa Fl. Also included are approximately 12 pieces done by 17 members of the SoMMA (Society of Mixed Media Art) group out of Jacksonville.Work from more than 10 Florida cities are represented as well as from 30 states in the US and 5 international countries including Montserrat, West Indies, Bali, Viet Nam, Japan, Russia and Turkey. 
The materials used to make the pieces range widely, including but not limited to paper, wood, masonite,  plexiglass, canvas, traditional postcards, styrofoam, actual photographs and a wood framed screen. Some things that can be found buried in or attached to the pieces include a camera, a clock, figurines, toys, silkscreened images, photo images, oil paintings, old music, pieces of a lamp shade, old frames, feathers, fabric of various types, stickers ,original poetry and creative writing, old letters, buttons, advertising, ribbons, stamps of all kinds, cardboard, chain, fishing lures, shells, string, price tags, comic book pages, personalized stamps, a round box, metal, corkboard, gold leaf, mosaic pieces, and even some kind of a skull!
The pieces are arranged in lines according to links of some sorts, some lines are created by one originating artist, others are linked by color or materials, or size or their originatin place. They have been hung by stringing them with fine copper lines through small holes in the corners and hanging them from a random irregular grid of wire strung across the room. The lines create planes and spaces have carefully been left to enable viewing on both sides and manuevering through the maze-like space.
Small lights are directed in various directions to illuminate the room and throw dancing shadows on the floor and walls. The effect of the copper as it bends and kinks is one of energy and movement giving the show a whimsical and fun mood.
There is much to see, it is colorful and fascinating. I thank all of you out there who participated for a great exhibit!!

1 comment:

  1. Saw your pics on Picasa - great exhibition =)

    You've done a very good job, Kate. I was glad to take part =)


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