COLLIDEscope: The Birth, Metamorphosis and Evolution of the Abstract Actual
The talents of Elizabeth Knowles, Julian Lorber and Ai Campbell will be featured in a mixed media exhibition entitled 'COLLIDEscope: The Birth, Metamorphosis and Evolution of the Abstract Actual' opening on March 24, 2013 from 4-6pm at Corridor Gallery at 334 Grand Street in Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Amber D. Harris, this exhibition promises to be one of the most aesthetically and intellectually provocative art events of the spring.
Whether its grand scale colorful installations, complex techniques or monochrome orbs, Knowles', Lorber's and Campbell's abstract interpretations of the world around them is inspired by naturally occurring phenomena. Diverse in their mediums, materials and methods, each artist share a basic commonality in their creative approach: a deep devotion to the exploration of the macro through the lense of the micro. In order to grasp the essence of any particular entity, whether it's intangible or tangible, abstract or concrete, these artists first disassemble it then study the movement of its single most basic abstract components. When this intellectual membrane is successfully penetrated, passageways to unearthing fundamental absolutions become illuminated thus social, spiritual, societal and most of all, personal phenomena can be properly assessed and articulated.
COLLIDEscope: The Birth, Metamorphosis and Evolution of the Abstract Actual prepare to take its viewer on an intimately stimulating journey on how isolated abstract ideals converge on a collision course to form the concrete tangible. Emerging from their cosmic infancy and changing forms as they begin their juxtaposed flight with one another through spatial reality, the abstract is ever evolving until it reaches the precipice of maturation. At that point, an abstract kaleidoscopic rainbow of acrylic, organic shapes, paper mache, black ink, fragmented patterns, x-ray film and even window soot collide to provide new and converged absolutions to complex philosophical issues that we face today.
Alongside Harris in her curatorial New York debut, Knowles, Lorber and Campbell is redefining and breathing new life into the articulation of the abstract artistic identity.