Here's What's Next at Covington Arts, Opening this Weekend
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:42 RCN Newsdesk
In Translations at Covington Arts, four artists examine the nature of interpretation through the use of abstraction.
They “‘translate’ “an idea, a feeling, a thought, a landscape, a piece of literature, art and history into variations of paints, colors, lines, shapes, texture, and objects with no clearly perceived subject or narrative,” explains curator Saad Ghosn.
Translations opens Nov. 14 with an artists’ reception from 6 - 9 p.m. and continues through Dec. 26.
Ghosn continued, “The artists leave it up to the viewer to develop the narrative, complete the dialogue and fill in the blanks wherever needed.”
Tracy Featherstone, Associate Professor of Art at Miami University, shows drawings, paintings and collages, and includes “complementary sculptures that push the translation of her fragmented abstracted images into three dimensional objects,” Ghosn said.
Featherstone’s artist statement notes her use of “the language of home” (furniture, textiles) “to express the awkward, fragile, and tenuous hold on stability and structure” in her work. The sculptures, wearable or free-standing, “are frenzied attempts to create order from an ultimately unpredictable surrounding.”
Edward Holland teaches at The Art Studio NY and is an Adjunct Instructor and staff member in New York University's Graduate Art Department. Holland’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally. Area gallery-goers have seen his work at Phyllis Weston Gallery in Cincinnati.
Jeremy Lewis was born in Nassau, Bahamas and immigrated to the United States in 1972. He moved to Cincinnati in 1991. As a self-taught artist, Lewis has followed an organic philosophy. Whether watercolor/gouache, acrylic, oil, or sculpture he strives to allow the medium to be generator in the "construction" of each piece.
George Schroeder is Emeritus Professor of Art at Hiram College, where he taught studio art and art history for more than 40 years. He’s had more than 30 solo shows and exhibited at Cleveland Museum of Art’s famed May Shows for three decades, from the ‘60s to the ‘80s. .
Translations, through Dec. 26. Covington Arts, 2 W. Pike St., Covington. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Free. 859-292-2322 and www.covingtonarts.com
-Jackie Demaline, RCN Arts