Conversation with the Artists: Carol Kleinman, Gary Polonsky, Darlyn Susan Yee
Carol Kleinman, Gary Polonsky, Darlyn Susan Yee
September 4 - September 29, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 5-8 p.m.
Conversation with the Artists: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 3-4 p.m.
Reflecting Reality, Carol Kleinman
Photographer Carol Kleinman documents reflections. Her goal is to capture the many layers of fleeting reality she finds on reflective surfaces. Each reflection is a moment in time - a slice of reality that exists for a second. Kleinman prints her images on canvas rather than paper to blur the line between photography and painting taking the mysterious nature of her work further toward the edge of reality. Combining reality with mystery is very important in Kleinman's work. She does not add, layer or combine in her images. She feels if she were to manipulate the serendipitous reality she finds in the world, the impact would be lost. What you see is what she saw.
New Work in the Food Series, Gary Polonsky
In his latest exhibition, artist Gary Polonsky further explores large-scale still life painting, focusing his most recent work on classic American confections. Working from real food while using non-traditional canvases of balsawood, styrofoam, and wire mesh, Polonsky’s three-dimensional works break the surface and effectively blur the line between painting and sculpture. “I figure out how to build the physical 3D object, which essentially becomes my canvas,” says Polonsky. “Some pieces require quite a bit of engineering to figure out how to build the object so that it will last.” Magnifying his subjects’ detail, Polonsky’s wall-based constructions echo themes of nostalgia while beckoning viewers to take a closer look at an array of tantalizing sugary treats - just short of taking an indulgent bite.
Re: Fashion, Darlyn Susan Yee
Darlyn Susan Yee's latest exhibition, Re: Fashion explores fashion and attire. Using exaggerated conceptual styles, larger than human sizes, and repurposed materials she playfully challenges traditional roles of family, gender and consumerism. Her latest works inject traditional methods of cloth and garment construction with exciting vinyl, acrylic and polyester flagging, barricade, audio and correction tapes. With a wry smile, Yee comments on the desire to conceal perceived flaws and alter the human form. “I am so excited by the energetic colors and textures I can achieve through use of alternative materials,” explains Yee. “Although these works are not intended to be worn, I’ve been approached to create customized wearable art for specific events and fundraisers.”