Time: April 16, 2009 at 6pm to May 15, 2009 at 10am
Location: Gallery at Avalon Island
Street: 39 S. Magnolia Ave.
Website or Map: http://GalleryatAvalonIsland
Event Type: art, gallery, exhibit
Organized By: Jeffrey W. Shonkwiler
Latest Activity: Apr 16, 2009
Gallery at Avalon Island
Process Art by Johann Eyfells and Amjad Jamal
Opening Reception Thursday April 16, from 6 – 9 PM.
On Display until Friday May 15, 2009.
Refreshments will be served with musical entertainment by Joseph Martens. This is a FREE event and the public is invited.
Gallery at Avalon Island is located at 39 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
Contact Gallery Director Jeffrey Shonkwiler at Jeff@GalleryatAvalonIsland.com or phone 407-803-6670.
About the Artists
Born in 1927, Johann Eyfells lived his early years in his native Iceland. Eyfells has been affiliated with Orlando since the early 1950's. He represented Iceland at the 45th Venice Biennale. Internationally, Eyfells was included in the 9-museum travelling exhibition 'What Nature Provides'. In late 1999 he was included in the United Nations' "World Artists at the Millenium". Nationally he was the first place winner at the National Sculpture Competition at the Deland Museum, and recently his Retrospective was at the University of Central Florida's Art Gallery. Johann Eyfells was professor of sculputure at University of Central Florida for over 30 years.
Eyfells is credited with inventing the word 'Receptualism' when discussing his work. Eyfells' work deals with the process of materials. Minimal in nature, his art is non-objective and often conceptual in approach. His materials vary between metal, wood, paper, plastic and cloth. Eyfells' objective is to document the interaction between time, space and gravity. Many of his sculptures appear to be lava or geological formations. In Central Florida he is known as the Grandfather of sculpture.
Amjad Jamal was born in an ancient city of Pakistan known as Peshawar. Located on the edge of the Khyber Pass near the Afghan border. Jamal has been an artist from childhood and continues working daily at his studio in winter park, Florida. Jamal immigrated to the United States at the age of 28 in June 1991 and became a U.S. citizen. He studied Economics. Jamal has traveled widely to gain an understanding of diverse artistic and cultural traditions, to assimilate their influence and construct a synthesis in his art.
Jamal’s Painting is the combination of technique with dreams, impressions and the bare reality of life. His work stems from mythology and symbolism and depicts our metaphysical bond with nature. His paintings are bright and full of color, but the paint is always put on with great sensitivity, and paintings vibrate with intense feeling. Using Oils, Watercolor, Pastel, acrylic paint, and Charcoal, his gallery provides a variety of outstanding work that offers something to please even the most discriminating art admirer.