Join us for our Opening Reception
Friday, June 1 from 6-9 pm
ARC Gallery invites you to view three exhibits of new works from artists Iris Goldstein, Barbara Bickel and Maxine Henryson. Please join us for another exciting evening exploring real and surreal visual experiences and their impact on the work of these contemporary artists.
This will be the third show at our new space in Bucktown: 2156 North Damen.
Exhibition dates: May 30 through June 23, 2012
Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm
Iris Goldstein is presenting a new array of painted plaster-relief sculptures and colored-pencil drawings at her exhibit Allusions. In making her sculptures, she uses common building materials, such as plaster, aluminum screening and wood, to create objects that are not quite recognizable, but that also seem familiar and allusive. In both sculptures and drawings, Goldstein suggests a view of an every-day world that is transformed from the literal to the imagined and abstracted.
In Barbara Bickel's visual and sound installation of Wit(h)nessing Eyes Close(d) one must cross a threshold into intimacy-- an intimacy that embodies both close encounters and distant or aerial points of view. Trance, a practice of dreaming while awake, is the genesis of this figurative series that reproduces the sensorial aesthetic journey of a trans/per/forming woman(s) body through time and space. The body, traditionally drawn and represented with/in/on a disrupted enviro/scape causes the viewer/listener to move beyond attempts to restore the body to singular completeness and to fully see it in relationship, distinct yet a/part of the matrixial ground.
Ujjayi's Journey is a visual poem in which Maxine Henryson explores religious coexistence, rituals, the female world, and nature through photographs. She tells the story of her search for the portrayal of the divine-as-feminine within India's contemporary culture, linking the present to the past.