Time: October 9, 2012 at 6pm to October 17, 2012 at 9pm
Location: The City Arts Factory
Street: 29 S. Orange Ave.
City/Town: Downtown Orlando
Event Type: art, exhibit
Organized By: Chad Pollpeter
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2012
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This is the third time that Chad Pollpeter has been given the opportunity to put together the September showing in this venue. As with the past two exhibitions, the name of the show is derived from the number of artists featured. Pollpeter’s choice in using a number rather than a “theme” is due to the desire to allow the artists to choose their own direction and message. This years line up will include Marcos Cruz, Mike Marras, Paul Waijman, Bert Bogdanny, Holly Tharp, Cailon Earl, Tobin Green, John Pierro and Chad Pollpeter.
The artists’ mediums and approaches are varied and this exhibition should provide something interesting for everyone’s viewing pleasures. Pollpeter’s paintings are figure based and surreal in their imagery. The underlying idea is that persona is under constant revision due to environment. That relationships and experiences either build up and support, or break down and change our views and values. This is similar to Marco Cruz who works with metal in both 2D and 3D. His work deals metaphorically with the interaction of forces that contribute to the shaping of life. Marras, another artist who works in metal has rugged and whimsical pieces that have no agenda other than the artist’s addiction to bringing his ideas into reality. Waijman’s work is illustrative in nature and tackles our self-destructive nature and chaotic elements that drive humanities masochistic nature. Bogdany is a ceramic artist that will be displaying vertical sculptures and well as wall hangings. The wall hangings deal with the inherent beauty within the unaltered raw state of the clay while his vertical pieces deal with redefining the surface of the material until certain perfection is achieved. Holly Tharp is more intrigued by the process of creating than by the final result. She is in a constant state of experimentation, trying to find what medium or technique will work to get the result she wants and delighted when she finds that the completed piece is a wholly different piece than the original idea.
Cailon Earl’s pieces are abstracts layered in multiple narratives and allow the viewer to put their own aesthetic and social assumptions into the piece. Tobin Green uses photography and digital media to fuse architecture and design. He uses his camera to focus significant details of quality and/or historical architecture and then infuse the compositions with color, distortion, and multiple shots. His imagery encourages people to see architecture from a unique new perspective. John Pierro’s work is figurative. It is human drama; past and present that gives him inspiration.
The opening reception will be on Thursday, September 20 and is a part of the Third Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Orlando. The Kiene/Quigley Gallery is located with in The City Arts Factory.
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