Sight Unseen opens this Friday at Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado!
Preview the show on Artsy!
Purchase the Sight Unseen issue of PoetsArtists Magazine!
2260 E Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
February 24 to March 25, 2017
Reception: February 24th from 6 to 9 PM
I am honored to be included in the “Sight Unseen” publication in PoetsArtists and exhibition at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO. Alia El-Bermani curated this show, and describes it below.
Artists have long created works based on the observations of what they see. For this issue of PoetsArtists I am interested in sharing representational works that look beneath the realities of the surface and reveal a greater, hidden significance. These artists will be peering at the mercurial boundary between the known and the unknown. It is in this space between, that the vibration of life, of existence cannot be seen but can be felt. How do you represent what you cannot see? How do you paint, draw or sculpt thought or emotion, the human spirit or the supernatural?
Einstein once wrote, “The most beautiful experience we can have is in the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and science”. It is our ceaseless questioning that propels our creative endeavors and compels our viewers to pause and to feel union in the unknown. This is where our visual language will transform to poetry.
So much of our daily lives have become superficial, from the thousands of virtual connections we call friends, to the hordes of advertising that bombard our senses. As artists, it’s our calling to seek, and to instill deeper connections, to revel in a more meaningful existence. Thru compassion for each other and the mysteries that tie us, we have the power to inspire. We can have a profound impact on our society if we choose to look beneath and remind viewers of the wealth found within those depths. ~ Alia El-Bermani
I am very honored to be included in “21st Century Figurative Art: The Resurrection of Art,” Jan Esmann’s book of contemporary figurative art. This book includes beautiful, full-page images that are sure to inspire you. Many of my all-time favorite artists are featured.Read More»
My painting “Retrospection” was juried into the “Root to Bloom: The Places Artists Call Home” exhibition at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA. This show was co-curated by Teresa Oaxaca. The opening reception will be on November 11th. If you are in the D.C. area, I hope to see you there!
View all the work in the show here.
November 11 – December 13, 2016
Principle Gallery Alexandria
208 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Friday, November 11, 2016
6:30 – 9:00pm