Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery

Celebrating the modernity of creative contemporary and traditional art through online art competition

September 2017


Movement, Time & Space

Movement, time and space are a constant part of our digital society yet when you look for definitions no can agree exactly what they are, how they relate to each other and if they are completely independent or interdependent on one another. The artists exhibiting in this show have submitted visual solutions to this subject. Each solution requires the viewer to try to think what the artist is saying related to movement, time and space.

Diamante Lavendar’s “Thinning of the Veil,” Best of Show, lays out the universe in front of our eyes. The universe seems incomprehensible in terms of size and why it even exists at all. His digital rendering wraps the entire question of the universe in a transparent veil that indicates someday all will be understood. Until then we simply have to accept that everything does exist and with knowledge and exploration we may someday know what is behind the veil.

Movement and intense color are the elements Ilona Bezel explores in her multimedia 1st Place piece, “Cluster Orchids”. By layering horizontal bands of color and movement she has built a universe of her own design. In relationship to society it exits on it own, it has its own rules and its own interactions between layers. The intense color pulls the eye into a cool dark space with esoteric conversation between moving shapes and forms.

Yong Chen presents an a spiritual journey through space in the photogram, “Monica’s Hug.” (2nd Place) It is immediately evident that it is a figural study but the angles and perspective give the sense of a floating person. On closer examination the figure is anchored down with footprints at the bottom that look to be from the same person but not physically possible. The photo process itself makes one want to “see how it’s done.” The artist lists it as a “Unique Silver Gelatin Print,” which is just enough information to make one want to explore the process further.

“Study of Time and Movement,” by Sai Di, (3rd place) is but one element of a triptych she submitted for jury that shows the continuum of time expressed by circular forms repeating to create a random pattern. Circular objects have a finite number of configurations before they repeat themselves. This is the basis of time as we explain it on planet earth. Earth rotates marking the time with each revolution then repeats the same time when it arrives at the starting point. The questioning in this piece comes from the undulating random lines that pull the composition together. Without the lines each circle would be independent, just exiting next to each other. But with the lines, i.e., lines of communication, she create a conversation in time.

Linda Green’s (4th place) “It’s About the Dance” explores the way figures move through space. The undulating movements of the dancers mark time in the space they are occupying together. The artist uses color convey the emotions between the two figures as well as sweeping lines to tie the figures and the viewers into the action within the space.

The eight artists that received honorable mentions have one thing in common: they each created their own environment to contain the elements of their compositions. They are also very different from each other. Christine Alfrey shows whimsical movement in a light and airy watercolor where nothing seems to touch the ground. Jerri Brackett offers a view into a valley desert landscape that is illuminated by the changing light of an eclipse. She enhances the spiritual nature of the work through the subtle geometric shapes: circles, rectangles and a pyramid beneath the objects. Artur Domowicz built a time transport pod that offers endless speculation as to his intent. “Tracks” by Marcia Berg Haskell seems to be the most conventional art piece in this group yet it shows our acceptance of the distortion of reality. “No Space Left in Berlin” by Ulf Koenig demonstrates the energy thrusts inherent in any architectural construct, while Shalini Raman Vig, “The Journey 1,” explores architectural forms without the bounds of gravity. Tina Ybarra’s “Oceans & Gateways” implies the existence of other worlds yet ties them to humanity’s dependence on water.  “Ponderosa” by Anne Yoncha is an ethereal construct existing in space in multi dimensions of Movement, Time and Space.

Each artist is to be commended for submitting artwork for jury. While not all submissions were juried into this show it is the belief of this juror that the pieces in the show each define the show’s concept and challenge the intellect of the viewers.

-Caryl Morgan



Best Of Show

Diamante Lavendar

"Thinning Of The Veil"

Digital , 24" x 21.25"

Sale Price $600

Artist Statement

As an artist, I seek to convey emotions and thoughts through my work whether it be painting, drawing photography or digital art. If I’m working on photographs, I enjoy capturing raw emotion from the environment around me. I see the world as a ready made canvas!

In my painting, drawing and digital work I enjoy abstract art….taking a concept and creating it on paper in a unique way. I believe art is an experience..not only by the artist but by the observer as well. To be able to convey a belief or feeling adequately through art is indeed a gift!

Artist Biography

My work has been in eight online galleries to date.  I’ve also won the Publisher’s Choice Award from Art & Beyond for my pieces entitled Angel Of Light and Altered States Of Consciousness.  And recently I received Special Merit from Light, Space and Time Gallery for my pieces entitled The Love Of The Father and You Gave My Heart Wings.  And, last but not least, Honorable Mention from Bauhaus Prarie Art Gallery for the August 2017 Creative Inspiration show with my piece entitled Generations!
If you would like to view my work, you can find me at www.diamante-lavendar.pixels.com.


First Place

Ilona Benzel

"Cluster Orchids"

Multi-Media (Alcohol inks, Luminaire, acrylics) , 11" x 14"

Sale Price $300

Artist Statement

As an artist I don’t do repetitive art. I try new mediums, add & subtract, bring change to my art and grow with it and from it. Acceptance and excitement doesn’t come from banality; it comes from an open creative mind and soul.

I went through an artistic metamorphous as my life changed in 2005 after losing my husband of 26 yrs and 3 beloved German shepherds. I moved to FL from NH and re-emerged from oils to acrylics to multi-media with inks.

Artists Biography & Resume

The artist, Lonnie, has painted and drawn since first influenced by her aunt Geraldine whose dining room was a painting area. Gerry often gave her a canvas and let her paint by her side.

Lonnie began painting oils in NH where she grew up and lived but abrupt changes in her life allowed her to move to FL in 2007 where she found oils too cumbersome and traditional they frustrated her.  She began using acrylics until she took an alcohol ink class and has since been in love with the multi-media (inks, Luminaire and acrylics). Alcohol ink paintings are intriguing, bright, colorful and spontaneous. They are fluid and take awhile to learn control. This challenge sparked a fire in her to work again.

In her 30s she attended a local art college, Notre Dame in NH. Her BA is in commercial art but she was well into fine art classes to balance her knowledge.  She spent 30+ years in print shops or newspapers working for the state of NH’s 2nd largest daily newspaper, The Concord Monitor. She was a paste up artist and ad designer. She accepted a job at a state run college, NHTI (New Hampshire Technical Institute), in Concord and was the sole artist doing all materials, folders, announcements, brochures and redesigned the college catalogue turning it from a black and white nightmare to a piece of fine artwork that was never seen on that level at the college before.She spent her spare time designing logos for local businesses (Omni Services, RockTech, Aesthetic Dental, Capital Well, East Coast Metal, `Bianco Prof. Assn, Maine Drilling and more).

She is also the sole author of 4 self-published novels: Night Predators, Deadly Magic, Backyard Dog, Lions, Elephants & Bears-by alias PK Foster (her 1st yr of being Animal Control Officer for the Weare, NH PD) all sold on Amazon and other markets.



Second Place

Yong Chen

"Monica's Hug"

Photogram, Unique Silver Gelatine Print , 85" x 45"

Sale Price $NFS

Artist Statement

Hug is a group of full-body photograms which use analog photographic materials and techniques to portray a “hug” action in a non-traditional way. The hugging action is impressed and recorded in photographic paper. The creases and shape of the paper are made by hugging the material to create dimensional picture. I seek to merge what is invisible, including touch with the visible world through photography. This was inspired by an early 20th century avant-garde art practice, such as Cubism and Expressionism, and this group of work applies the characteristics of modern painting to contemporary photographic practice. That allows these works to act as abstract and free expressionism, while still keeping the initial details of the “hug” action from necked bodies which tells they’re photograms.

Artist Biography

Yong Chen’s works have exhibited at galleries and museums national wide such as Colorado Photographic Art Centre, Current Studio, Mattie Kelly Arts Centre, ARC Gallery, Los Angles Centre of Digital Art etc. In 2016-2017, his works as one of the permanent collection at LACDA, and win the 3rd place at the 25th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Art Exhibition. In the year 2016, his work was featured by gezmoto.com, and the article has been read over 400k. Yong Chen is now working as an independent artist addressed at New York City, as well as a graduate student enrolled in Savannah College of Art and Design for Photography.

 

 



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.



Fourth Place

Linda Green

"It's About the Dance"

oil mixed media on canvas , 16" x 14"

Sale Price $550

Artist Statement

Howard Thurman, American author and educator once said, “Don’t worry about what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and do that.  Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.”
The figure…drawing from life is my passion. It feeds my soul and gives meaning to my life.  In whatever I am drawing or creating, I strive to express how the light and the mood of the moment affects the subject.  Perhaps the viewer will see the subject in a new manner and will relate to my vision.

Artist Biography

Linda Green works in various media, including pastel, encaustic, oils and graphite. Mostly self-taught she has traveled extensively seeking instruction from artists such as Henry Yan, Richard McKinley, HungNiam Zhang and others. Most recently her love of the figure has led her to Paris and the Studio Escalier to work with Timothy Stotz and also to Santa Fe to learn from Anthony Ryder.
She lives in Maine with her husband where she maintains a studio.  Here a number of fellow artists meet to share a model and artistic knowledge.  She has been recognized locally for her sensitive line in drawing and her unique interpretations of the figure.


Honorable Mention

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