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State of Abstraction

Date/Time

May 5, 2018 to Jun 16, 2018
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

Description

The Washington Art Association & Gallery is pleased to present State of Abstraction, an exhibition of contemporary abstract art by Connecticut artists from May 5 - June 16, 2018.

Co-Curated by WAA Exhibitions Committee members Daphne Anderson Deeds and Jacquelyn Gleisner, the selected works will be displayed in both the Washington Art Association & Gallery and the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens exhibition spaces. The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, May 5 from 4 - 6 p.m. in both locations.

 

Painting, installation, video, sculpture, and prints are included in the exhibition featuring over twenty artists covering all areas of Connecticut. Many of the works update common tropes of abstraction across these different media. Zachary Keeting, of New Haven, composes layers of paint to convey colorful lyric abstraction, while works by Elizabeth Gourlay and Ryan Paxton are contemplative, and Kevin Daly’s paintings are based on geometry.

 

Other artists included in the show experiment with new tools, unusual media, or inventive processes. In her studio outside Hartford, Hong Hong makes large-scale paper works using a

range of different pulped materials. David Livingston combines 3D modeling programs with his small, spontaneous gouache paintings using video. A familiar craft material is the building block for New Haven artist Suzan Shutan’s interactive pom pom installation. Kinetic sculptor Tim Prentice of Cornwall offers wall-mounted works, Weston artist Joseph Fucigna’s sculpture is made of plastic coated fencing, while Hamden installation artist Howard El-Yasin uses materials that are usually discarded like dryer lint and roasted banana peels. The more than sixty works that comprise State of Abstraction give viewers a thorough overview of abstract art by artists working in Connecticut today.

 

State of Abstraction brings an ambitious and vibrant exhibition to Washington Depot’s historic art center. Founded in 1952, the Washington Art Association & Gallery is dedicated to enriching our community through education, exhibitions, and special events.

 

The public is invited to the Opening Reception of

State of Abstraction 

Saturday, May 5, 4-6pm

The exhibition is on view May 5 – June 16, 2018

Cost

Free and open to the public

Location

View map Washington Art Association & Gallery
4 Bryan Hall Plaza
P.O. Box 173
Washington Depot, CT

Additional Information

Sponsor

Washington Art Association & Gallery

Phone

860-868-2878

Contact name

Barbara von Schreiber

Contact email

washingtonart@snet.net

Region:

Litchfield

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