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Third Place







Third Place

Karen Jones

"Artist See Bravely"

Acrylic on canvas , 20" x 16"

Sale Price $POR

Artist Statement

 

As an artist, I utilize paint & pencil to provide physical form to esoteric concepts. My pieces utilize bold color and texture to portray visual clues reflecting individual and community. The human family is of utmost importance to my creative endeavors. I am a willing participant & contributor to my personal & cultural cosmology. My goal is to develop intriguing art which invites deep reflection.

 

There are countless ways to place ourselves into this universe. I believe all of us are simply looking for our seat at the table, our way home. As an artist, I am becoming aware of my own place at the table-my tools; paint, pencil, conversation, insight & compassion. My objective is to create gentle reminders, talismans of hope & potential. My art serves to guide one to their seat. Friends & family are waiting, welcome home!

 

Biography

 

Karen Jones was born in Seattle, Washington. Her oldest memories are of rock & shell collecting on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Early interest in art manifested through Karen painting the found treasures for display in her parents’ sea side restaurant. Karen received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from Arizona State University. Karen blends past, present & future in a marriage of creativity & entrepreneurship. Karen currently lives, breathes & creates art in Glendale, Arizona.

 

Third Place

Alexey Zoob

"Friends"

Oil on Linen , 48" x 60"

Sale Price $10000

Artist Statement

My painting is inspired by European postimpressionist poetic motives together with classic understanding of Fine Art traditional interpretation. I do believe there is no end to figurative painting at all. Any skillful, significant master just adds new word, line, verse or, even novel, to the interminable Book of Painting. We all learn from Life and Nature, which, even developing, still proposes us the same human and artistic values as it was in Ancient Greece or Renaissance Italy.

You cannot call any good artist quite new. He is just a new step in sublimation and analysis of those who influence him most, thus we see Titian behind Modigliani, Caravaggio behind Picasso. Art is the union of different artistic aspiration.

 

Biography/Resume

I was born and raised in Russia where I got fundamental classic education in monumental painting and sculpture. I graduated from Stroganov Art Academy in Moscow 1991 where I participated in various student exhibitions in Sweden, Japan and Italy, but seeking my own path in art I moved to Israel where slowly but steadily I began to paint, to create my own world without looking at the temptations of momentous modern conceptual art” fame and glory “ I spent some time among the Israeli artists participating in various exhibitions in the prestigious galleries such like Jerusalem Theater, in 2003 I moved to US where my art was generously supported by famous philanthropist Len Blavatnik and late Ann Loeb Bronfman. In 2007 I won the Gran Prix in International Miniature Painting Competition (under Washington Miniature Painting Society) I have exhibited my works in the best Washington area galleries. It makes me really glad to see that my painting is understood and appreciated in US and I have chance to work wholeheartedly in what I consider ”my painting”- in style, in color in line.

I reside in Bethesda MD, where I teach art in my studio and paint and exhibit my works.

1982 -1986 – Art college in Saratov BA degree(painting and sculpture)

1986- 1991 – Stroganov Art School in Moscow MA degree ( monumental painting)

  • – Student exhibitions in Tokyo, Moscow and Stockholm.
  • – Member of Painters and Sculptors Association of Israel

1993 -Exhibition in Moscow Modern Art Center – presentation the idea of using Matryoshka dolls as portable symbols of “mini monumental art”.

1992- 1996 Commission in murals for Jeffrey Sweetbaum.

  • – Solo and group exhibition in Jerusalem Theatre Gallery, by the Israeli Ministry of Culture patronage

1997-1999       Lived and worked in the Sa-Nur Artist Village in Samaria, several exhibitions in the local Gallery.

  • – Solo exhibition in Mitzpe Hayamim Gallery, Israel

2002 -2003 Lived in New York, exhibition in Alexandre Gertsman “Intart” Gallery, cooperation in designing murals for Mr. Blavatnik house (Medin Room) with the office of architect Thierry Despont. Two solo exhibitions in Mr. Len Blavatnik Office on 5th avenue.

  • – Solo exhibition in AvantGarde Gallery, Washington DC.
  • – solo exhibition in Goldman Art Gallery, Rockville MD
  • – Participation in Modern Russian Art auction Project with group exhibition in Gallery “5” Richmond VA.
  • -solo exhibition in Russian Cultural Center Gallery, Washington DC     2007 – solo exhibition in Arts Barn Gallery, Gaithersburg MD
  • – solo exhibition in Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville MD
  • – solo exhibition in Smith Parada Gallery in Georgetown Washington DC
  • – group exhibition in Strathmore Gallery Bethesda MD
  • – solo exhibition in Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery in Washington DC
  • -solo exhibition in Frangulian Gallerie, Paris, France
  • – solo exhibition in Kentland Mansion Gallery Gaithersburg MD
  • – solo exhibition in Bohrer Park Gallery Gaithersburg MD
  • – solo exhibition in Historic Churchhill Hotel foyer -gallery Washington DC

2015- solo exhibit in Glenview Mansion Gallery and Arts Barn Gallery.       2016 – solo exhibition in Chesapeake Gallery North Potomac MD

 

Third Place

Joseph Grenn

" Rio"

Oil on canvas , 36" x 48"

Sale Price $2800

Artist Statement

The painting depicts three professional brazilian dancers that I saw performing at a at a performance in their full regalia. Being an admirer of Caravaggio, Joe has recreated several of the master’s works in an effort to gain a greater understanding of his phenomenal skills. As Joe says, “You get a better view when you stand on the shoulders of giants.” Grenn’s other works include landscapes, portraits and figures that hopefully evoke a special place in time. His favorite saying and belief is “the historian tells what happened, but the artist tells what it felt like.”

 

Biography

Joe Grenn is a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, received his education in Boston and concluded as a Harvard postdoctoral fellow . He moved to Marin County in1972, maintained a private practice in endodontics in San Francisco, lectured internationally and was a clinical professor at the University of California School of Dentistry form 1972 until his retirement in 2015. He has since dedicated his time to his long time love of oil painting,

Joe maintains a studio at 39 Liberty Ship Way on the Liberty Ship Dock in Sausalito and is a board member of the Marin Society of Artists. Joe’s goal is to embrace special moments in time and share them on canvas. His paintings include landscapes, portraits and figures.

 

Art Resume

Accepted in juried Marin Fair 2o15, “Kira in Venice”

Honorable mention in Marin Fair 2016, “The Taking of Christ”

Second place in Marin Society of Artists’ “2015 People’s Choice Award” 2016, “The Taking of Christ”

Featured Artist Marin Society of Artists, April 2016 to June 2106

Honorable Mention in Marin Society of Artists’,“In Your Dreams” juried show two entries 10-1-2016, “St Francis in Ecstacy” and “Wilanowa”

Honorable Mention in Beauhaus Gallery juried show, 10-28-2015, “After the Rain” and “Les Beaux des Provence”

Honorable mention Marin Society of Artists “Members Show” juried show

11-1-2106 for “Rodeo Beach”, three entries accepted , “Rodeo  Beach”, “After the Rain” and “Les Baux des  Provence”

Featured Artist at Marin Society of Artists, December 2016 to Feb, 2107

Honorable mention in Marin Society of Artists “Two of a Kind” show, “Zwanda” and  “Chinois”

Second place in Marin Society of Artists juried show “Atmopheric Wonders”, “Les Baux des Provence”

Honorable Mention in Beauhaus Gallery juried show, “The Figure”, 3-14-2017, “Thea”

Accepted in juried Marin Fair 2017, “Thea” and “Kira in Black”

Featured Artist at Marin Society of Artists, March 2017 to May 2017

Featured Artist at Marin Society of Artists, June 2017 to August 2017

Honorable Mention in Marin Society of Artists juried show, “Down on the Corner”, 8-8-2017, “After the Rain”

Two Honorable Mentions in Sacramento Society of Artists juried show, “Painting in the Style of the Masters”, 9-2-2017-2017,

“The Taking of Christ, After Caravaggio” and “Le Frere ( After Theodore Gericault’s Portrait of a Kleptomaniac)

Accepted into juried California Plein Air Painters2 017 International Challenge Exhibit, “Vernazza”, September, 2017

 

Third Place

Emily Weber

"Home Sweet Home"

Barbed wire and branch , 19" x 17" x 6"

Sale Price $NFS

Artist’s Statement

Emily Weber’s conceptual focus has changed over the years.  Her past work focused on immigration and the idea of home.  Her current focus is on the human impact on our natural environment.  She questions mankind’s current path and seeks to show the destruction that is created by our choices.  She also believes her pieces will show the resourcefulness animals have in a human environment, and how our intrusiveness doesn’t stop natural instinct.

She also sees the natural beauty the world has to offer.  The world is not just chaos and devastation but peace and splendor.  She captures the small, unseen moments that deserve an audience.  Her media is in painting, photography, and sculpture, but her main focus is working with metal and barbed wire.  She is currently working on a new series called “Blooming Bondage.”

Biography

Emily Weber is a Chicago based artist with an interdisciplinary background in two dimensional and three dimensional media.  She is a graduate student of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in Fine Arts.  She has worked as a studio assistant to prominent Chicago painter Margot Bergman.  Working with Mrs. Bergman gave Emily a strong studio foundation that she now uses in her own practice.  She is currently a full time conceptual artist.  She is working on expanding her diverse portfolio which includes drawings, paintings, ceramics, fibers, photography, sculpture, and metalwork.  Her work has been displayed in Chicago and the surrounding areas.  In 2018, she was accepted into two shows where she has won an honorable mention for her sculpture, “Home Sweet Home” and a finalist for a recent painting, “Untitled.”  She is currently working on a new sculpture series called “ Blooming Bondage.”  When she’s not working in her studio you can find her traveling with her long time boyfriend Brian or relaxing with their cat Bear.

Third Place

Alexis Avlamis

"Approaching"

Acrylic on canvas , 7" x 9.5"

Sale Price $NFS

ARTIST STATEMENT

My art practice follows in the footsteps of the Surrealists Automatism. Through improvisation, intuition and by tapping into a stream of consciousness, I organically construct “landscapes of the mind” aiming at a Cosmic Unity, where human, nature and the artifice co-exist symbiotically.

I explore the concept through the rendering of artworks that delve into the notion of a dreamscape in a topographic manner, leading to the creation of cosmographic maps. These mindscapes merge the outer space, fantasy literature, various vector silhouettes, flora and fauna, mythology, the east and the west through a whimsical urge for exploration and adventure. In addition, hiking and reading mountain maps has substantially informed my work. Drawing trails, dotted lines, zigzags, beams and rays are recurring elements and serve as connecting bridges in my compositions.

The result is suggestive: a cluster of various microcosms inviting the viewer to explore both the parts of the whole as well as the sum of the parts.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Alexis Avlamis (b.Athens 1979) received an early art instruction from Bennington College, Vermont and later on earned a BFA(honors) in Painting from the Athens School of Fine Arts. By tapping into a stream of consciousness, he creates dreamlike mindscapes aiming at a Cosmic Unity, where nature and the artifice co-exist symbiotically. Avlamis is a laureate of the International Emerging Artist Award (Drawing and Illustration category), which saw his works exhibited in Dubai and Brussels, respectively. Awards, Juried shows and competitions include the: 6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner (Mixed-Media), 7th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner (Painting), A line with intent, ARC Gallery, Chicago (USA), 39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, NJ, (USA), Cardinal Planes, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Center, New York (USA ), The Abstract Mind, CICA Museum (Korea), Biennale Austria, blue bleu blau blu, (Vienna), the Stencil Art Prize, (Australia), Art Kudos (USA), Day Dreamers, Bg Gallery (California), 10x10x10 Tieton, (Washington), the Bloom Award, Shortlisted (Cologne), Artist Statement, CICA Museum (Korea), Anthology, Charlie Smith London (UK), the Mamut Art Project (Istanbul), the IEAA Award (Dubai and Brussels), the Dave Bown Projects, (New York), the Heart Revive, Sunshine Museum (Beijing), the 7 artists / 7 countries, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Korean cultural service, Beijing (China), the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program (New York) and several others. He has attended artist residencies in USA, Finland and China, has been published and interviewed internationally and works may be found in private and museum collections, most notably the Djurhuus Collection, Denmark and the Henan Art Center’s collection, China.

Third Place

Carol Marshall

"Time and Tide Wait For No Man"

Fiber, art quilt , 42" x 18"

Sale Price $300

Artist Statement

“Time and Tide Wait For No Man”

This is a quote by Geoffrey Chaucer, and comes from a proverb used by Saint Marher in 1225. The meaning of this quilt is to show that time and tides are such powerful forces, which cannot be stopped by man or God, that they are both essentially out of our control. The numerous images of clocks and timepieces floating in the tides are overcome by the waves and wash up on shore, abandoned by the tide.  The strength in the waves indicates that we are helpless in preventing their destruction to whatever they touch, particularly time. There is no way to prevent either.

Biography

Having never sewn before and continuing to grow her art from mural painting, Carol began to create scenes with fabric – transforming her visions into art quilts. Using scraps of fabric samples from a local upholsterer, a $50 sewing machine, she began to create with cloth as she did with paint, blending and layering to fashion landscapes, abstracts and city scenes. Her work encourages one to reach out and touch the work and become part of it.

Advancing to a more sophisticated machine and exploring ideas, she has created a collection of fabric art quilts. Her Night and Day series explores the juxtaposition of red, white, black and gold, against the shadows of the moon and the sun. Her Harbor Sights series depicts different scenes of boats and harbors. The Michigan Landscape series includes a summer sunflower field, a winter beach scene, a lakeside cabin in autumn, a snowy forest night, a pumpkin field in autumn, the grape vineyards, the Michigan rolling hills of the Grand Traverse Bay; and of course, the sunset. Her quilts “Red Sky at Night” and “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” clearly demonstrate how different the skies change and are never the same.   Her abstracts are simply delightful in their whimsical display of shapes and colors as seen in My Rescue, The Women Series, and Time and Tide Wait for No Man.

“I call my technique painting with fabric. There’s nothing “set in stone” about my art style.   It’s my perspective of textile art – not a quilt, not appliqué, not just a sewing project –but a form of painting. Being a painter and pastel artist, I just substitute my paint brush for a sewing machine – and fabric for the paint. There are no solid, opaque colors in nature. There are no flat surfaces.   There are only shadows, lines, color variations, shape and dimension.   The more bits of fabric I use, the more intense the blending of colors.   The more layers I sew, the more depth and dimension.   By using fabric as my tool, I can imitate nature’s texture, patterns, colors and shapes:   the veritable layers of the natural beauty that surrounds us.”

Her work has been exhibited at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids; Daybreak Gallery in Manistee, Three Pines Studio in Cross Village, the Manistee Art Institute, Synchronicity Gallery in Glen Arbor, The Oliver Art Center, Pentwater, The Fiber Festival in the Old Art Building in Leland; The Fiber Art Almanac: Essays from the American Midwest; and on the on line galleries –  Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery and Light and Space Gallery. Her “Kaleidoscope” art quilt has been published in “1000 Quilts Inspirations” by Sandra Sider and in the Midwest Fiber Arts Trails print version of “Essays from the Midwest – The Quilt Maker’s Story”. She has taught classes in Manistee, the Ghost Ranch in Abiqui, New Mexico and the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort, Michigan.

Carol also paints murals in private and commercial establishments. Her most recent commission being the Children’s Room in the Manistee Public Library – a 140 foot mural surrounding the reading room depicting images of Manistee County and the joy of reading.

Third Place

Timothy Wilson

"Retired Old Blue"

Photography , 17" x 24"

Sale Price $500

Artist Statement

Retired Old Blue speaks to my fascination with once dignified artifacts that through deterioration have lost their nobility or usefulness. This train engine image was made late in the evening, through a chain-link fence, in Eureka, California. I used the fence as a tripod.

I have developed a style that obscures boundaries between painting and photography, bringing out shape and ambience over content and locale. I strive for a sense of mystery and poignancy in my photographs.

Selected Exhibitions

2018         Fountain Street Fine Art, Boston MA, Space Invaders, Juried by Samuel Rowlett, “Invaded Space”

2017          Bauhaus Prairie Art On-line Gallery, Still-Life, Juried by Caryl Morgan, “Stove”, First Prize, and “Malt Maker” and “Paper”, Noteworthy

                     Creative Inspiration, “Bird in Hand” & “Cotty Re-Lit”, Honorable Mentions    Landscape, Cityscape and Interiors, “Crooked House”, Honorable Mentions

2017           Galatea Fine Art, Boston MA, New England Collective VIII, Juried by Charles Giuliano, publisher/ editor of the on line site Berkshire Fine Arts, “Bird in Hand”

2017           Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA, Faded Elegants, Solo Exhibit by Invitation

2017            Habitat, Massachusetts Audubon, Belmont MA, Water, Solo Exhibit, (Twenty Three Images)

2017           Chandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, MA, Small Works Salon 2017, Juried by Howard Yezerski, Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, “Key West Trees”

2017            Cambridge Art Association, Members’ Prize Show, 2017, Juried by Randi Hopkins, Director of Visual Arts at the Boston Center of the Arts, “Rock Drawing”

2017            The Art Connection, Boston, Photograph “Plum Island” Chosen by John Guthrie, Artist

2017            Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester MA, Fresh, Juried by Artist Dawn Southworth, “Lightbox Lettuce”, “Portrait” and “Elegant Cabbage”

2017            Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, Framingham MA, Divergent Thinking, Juried by Jane Young of Chase Young Gallery

2016           Cambridge Art Association, Red Biennial, Juried by Joseph Ketner II, Chair in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice, Emerson College, “Hallowell Bridge”

2016             Cambridge Art Association, Flux, Picturing Change, On-line Exhibit Juried by Liz Devlin, Curator FLUX Boston, “Pot Bottom”

2016            Concord Art, 17th Annual Frances N. Roddy Competition, Juried by Katherine French, Director Emeritus of the Danforth Art Museum, “Poor Richard’s Landing”

2016            Gallery 263, Cambridge MA, Future Visions, National Show Juried by Nancy Adams, Communications Director, MIT D-Lab, “ Flooded Out”

2016            Gallery 529, Littleton MA, By The Sea, a Juried Exhibit, “Beach Dog”

2016           Galatea Gallery, Sowa, Boston, New England Collective VII, Juried by Julie Burros, Chief of Arts & Culture for the City of Boston, “Uneasy House”

2016            Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester MA, A Visual Feast, Juried by Ellen Wineberg, “Grand Manan”

2016           Boston Biennial 2016, On line Exhibit, “Montreal Graf”, “Montreal Butts”, “El Forno”

2016           Concord Art Association, Members’ Juried Two, Juried by Susan Nalband, Gallery 555, Boston, “Inference of Three”

 2016          Cape Cod Art Association, Beaches, Shores & Coastlines, On line Exhibit, Juried by Steven Heaslip, “Man With Kite”

2016           Cambridge Art Association, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Unconventional MeansJuried by Robert Siegelman, Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, “Tissue Rising”

 2016          Gallery Seven, Maynard MA, Feast, Juried by Kaveh Mojtabai, Publisher, Artscope Magazine, “Egg In Vase” & “Still Life”

 2016          Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester MA, For the Birds, Juried by Amy T. Montague, Director, Museum of American Bird Art at Audubon, “Three Gentlemen” & “Black Swan”

 

Third Place

April M Rimpo

"The Bakery"

Fluid Acrylic , 24" X 24"

Sale Price $1395

Artist’s Statement

Sometimes I think that I don’t select my subject matter, it selects me. This might explain why you will see landscapes, urban scenes, or paintings of people doing everyday things. I’ve always loved learning about other cultures and places, so in my artwork I strive to show bits of life that grabbed my attention and made me feel I just had to tell the story.

Watercolor and fluid acrylics allow me to be more interpretive than my earlier oil and pencil work. I believe it is the fact that watercolor and fluid acrylic flow in unpredictable ways that inspires me. These media absorb me into the work; allowing the piece to develop in directions not fully planned, but with more passion. This is part of the thrill of working in watermedia that I didn’t find in other media. By adding more of my emotional content than in the past I think those who see my art are more drawn to the story. In fact a visitor at one exhibit told me she thought my artwork was very happy and that she felt drawn into it in a way that a photograph could not accomplish.

I feel a piece is complete when I think the mood I want is achieved and the story shines through in the finished painting. Real success comes, however, when others tell me the story they see in the painting. Often their story is quite different than mine, but it doesn’t matter! I feel a tremendous sense of satisfaction for having been able to evoke a memory or an emotion in my viewer. What more could I ask for as an artist?

Bio

April Rimpo has been involved in art to some degree her whole life. Her father and grandfather had both painted so her inclination to draw came naturally. In her early twenties she took classes from a local artist which led to her first exhibit, where an art material manufacturer offered to purchase her painting to use in an ad for his materials. Despite the positive feedback, Rimpo knew she was not ready and has continued to take countless art classes and workshops throughout her life.

In college she studied Electrical Engineering. She says “I believe my engineering background taught me to see the world in a board expansive way, through the eyes of others, and from different perspectives. My artwork reflects that background.”

In 2012 Rimpo started to enter national exhibitions; her paintings were accepted into several, including the National Watercolor Society’s Exhibition and the Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. Since then she has been granted Signature Member Status in Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Louisiana Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, the Watercolor Art Society of Houston, Illinois Watercolor Society, and the Baltimore Watercolor Society. Rimpo currently exhibits with Touchstone Gallery in Washington DC and HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Ellicott City, Maryland. In 2012 and 2013 April had work in Agora Gallery in New York City.

Rimpo has been give a variety of awards including Excellence in Figurative, First Place, Second Place, and Honorable Mentions. She has paintings included in North Light Books’ Best of Acrylic books: AcrylicWorks3: Celebrating Texture; AcrylicWorks4: Captivating Color; and selected for the 2018 edition AcrylicWorks5: Bold Values. Her painting, Lunch with Champagne, was selected for North Light Books’ 2018 Best of Watercolor book, titled Splash 19. See more of her artwork at www.AMRart.org.

Third Place

Marina Korenfeld

"Abraxas"

etching , 10" x 8"

Sale Price $170

 

 

 

Artist Statement

The theme of self-introspection is crucial to my art, since I believe that only by delving into the enigmas of the self can an individual truly engage with the world and bring about change in a profound, meaningful way.

Though I consider myself primarily a Symbolist, my art draws on a wide variety of mythologies, worldviews, religions, and literary traditions, both ancient and modern, ranging from Buddhism to Russian folklore.

Biography

Education History: BFA (School of visual Arts, NY); Diploma in puppet building (Odessa, Ukraine); attending the Art Student’s League of NY

Primary Medium: Printmaking

Solo exhibitions: York Sq. Cinema/Azoth gallery in New Haven, CT; the Mercer Group (NYC), IDEA gallery in NYC, Cocoa Bar NYC, Bijoutique NY; Roots Café NYC; Postmark NYC
Collective exhibitions: Golden Street Gallery (CT); National Arts Club (NYC); the Credit Suisse First Boston Corp.(NYC); The Art Students’ League (NYC); at Benedetti Gallery in SOHO (NYC); at the Cork Gallery/Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center (NYC); Casa Frela Gallery (NYC); Agni Gallery (NYC); SPCTCLR VWS (NYC); The Observatory (NYC); AAF’12 (NYC); Manhattan Borough President’s Office; Gallery414 (NYC)

Works in institutional collections: Odessa City Art Gallery (Ukraine),
Works in private collections: Numerous

Awards, scholarships and grants: Merit scholarship from the Art Student’s League of New York; winner of the Red Dot exhibition in Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery in NYC

Third Place

Sai Di

"Study of Time and Movement "

charcoal on paper , 11" x 14"

Sale Price $POR

Artist Statement

“Time is not a movement in space. Space is a movement in time.” – Frederick Lenz

The above image is one third of a triptych intends to explore the nature and perception of time.  It takes a rather abstract and evocative approach beginning with two initial sketches inspired by the rotation of rings and spheres suggesting the transient and ever changing nature of time – ‘a priori’, which is essentially something known to be true or false before you experience it.

                       (Note: The two additional pieces of this triptych can be viewed in the “notable” section of this exhibition.)

The photo collage is an assemblage of thirty squared images with triangular wedges selectively inserted into corners. Each photo is of a white duvet sheet with an embroidered black letter spinning in the washing machine. The centripetal pattern adds to the conception of change and motion, – this change of space is possible only through the representation of time.

These non-euclidean geometries coincide with the circles in the original sketches, mapping out a centrifugal course which metaphysically coincides with the passing of time in the laundromat and changing of states, i.e. purifying and revitalizing of the intimate everyday items such as personal beddings, in the clutches of time.

The triptych suggests a conglomeration of accessing multiple possibilities of time at any given moment with the impression of an array. The punctured geometries revealed by the insertion of triangular wedges provide a sense of movement and accounts for the multi-dimensional space and stratification of time.

Artist Biography

Sai Di is an artist based in Vancouver, BC. She currently studies Visual Arts + Art History at University of British Columbia.