IN THE BEGINNING
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Lauren Kasmer presents Creation, a mixed media video installation that focuses on her relationship to nature and
her personal meditation practice while referencing physics as well as metaphysical
Peter Liashkov exhibits large-scale paintings/drawings of human coupling and conception, in which “Primordial sludge, shaped into totems.. witness inexorably the stubborn mystery of procreation.” (PL)
Yvette Mangual shows detailed ink drawings on paper of mythological scenes of idyllic early life on earth.
Nancy Mozur exhibits pastel on paper images that portray creation myths- the serpent, Shin, who guards the cosmic egg and a representation of the emergence of Eve.
James Murray exhibits timeless photographs of geologic formations, exploring the ancient and ever-changing face of this planet. Murray also shows small 2D works that reference early Native American rock drawings (Petroglyphs)
Pierre Picot presents narrow canvas strips (Wampum Belts) with painted abstract geometric glyphs/shapes, representing the emergence of language. These images stem from Picot’s proximity (he lives in a forest) to the verticality of the immediate landscape.
Victor Raphael and Clayton Spada exhibit three digital prints from their collaborative series, From Zero to Infinity, in which they investigate scientific theory coupled with spiritual tenets from multiple cultures.
Nancy Romero presents a series of small paintings that explore a number of creation stories from multiple cultures. Additionally she shows individual works dealing with the story of Adam and Eve and the Peaceable Kingdom.
Vojislav Radovanovic exhibits fanciful drawings in which he explores the simultaneity of the waking and sleeping states of consciousness experienced by man-melding man and monkey, politics and dreams. His piece is a free floating sheer panel on which he has mounted cut-out images, to be viewed from both sides.
Frank J. Williams presents a series of small enamel paintings on corrugated cardboard in which a human figure is recessed in an intense abstract ground. The figure progresses from slumped, knuckle-dragging and simian to erect and humanoid, perhaps, depicting the ascent of man and/or the journey of the individual in life itself.
Vojislav Radovanovic; Two Sides of Lucid Dream (front and back); Mixed media; 72” x 57”
Phoebe Barnum; Riverbed; Clay installation; dimensions variable