Studio 26 Gallery is pleased to produce a Solo Show by our co-op artist member R. Wayne Reynolds. This exhibition "INFINITY TAKES FOREVER" will run from April 1-26, 2015 with an opening artist talk and reception on April 3, 2015 from 6-9 pm and a closing artist talk and reception on April 24, 2015 from 6-9 pm.
"In this series of paintings, I offer my visual description of the Universal Energy that holds our world together. t draws me in, spins me around, and on a good day, allows me emporary access to the private internal space where my creativity lives. It simultaneously drains me, and frees me of myself. I experience a connection to the cosmos, causing me to feel more like whole beach and less like a single grain of sand. strive to paint what I am feeling at that moment in time, without concern for what came before or what will be next. y only goa s o capture and share an mage of the continuousness that I believe in. I pay homage to the Impressionists and their celebration of complementary color, to da Vinci for his relentless pursuit of merging art and science, to the precision of the Dutch Still Life masters, and to the creativity of Picasso.
By painting in reverse, I use the acrylic sheet as a unifying flat "lens" to level the paint and draw you in, much like when an image is viewed on a computer monitor or mobile device. I consider these paintings to be “maps” of both the imaginary, internal space in my mind, and the vast unknown external space in the universe. I use the Infinity Symbol to represent myself as a vessel to navigate through a visual territory that I have made public and consider worth sharing. As with other mapmakers throughout history, am driven by the love of discovery, combined with an unquenchable thirst for new frontiers. I invite the viewer to enter these space-scapes to explore, to consider, and to remember, that INFINITY TAKES FOREVER."
The Acidic Ghost Spectral Reading Series April 18, 2015 (6-9 PM) curated by David Pemberton.
Joanna Fuhrman is the author of 5 books of poetry, most recently "The Year of Yellow Butterflies" (Hanging Loose Press 2015.) She'll be showing a section of her photo/poetry collaboration with Toni Simon, sections of which can be found in Tailsman, The Brooklyn Rail and other journals. For more see: joannafuhrman.com and theyearofyellowbutterflies.weebly.com.
Toni Simon is a multimedia artist and writer living in Brooklyn. As a visual artist she combines her interest in trance states, technology, science fiction and ancient art history into painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video animation and collaborative projects with poets.As an author Simon's illustrated book of experimental prose poetry "Earth After Earth" was published by Lunar Chandelier Press in 2012.
Cheryl Kaplan is an artist, filmmaker and poet. Selected for Creative Capital’s On Our Radar program, Kaplan’s live cinema performance, PUBLIC NOTICE, made its debut at the BMW Guggenheim LAB. At Andrea Meislin Gallery, Kaplan wrote, directed and performed a live radio play, PRESS HOLD TO TALK. Her work has been exhibited at the American Academy Rome, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the World Financial Center, among others. The 2014 Oscar Nominated HBO Film First Cousin Once Removed on poet Edwin Honig includes on-camera interviews with Kaplan, and her additional cinematography. Kaplan’s poems appear in Pequod, Denver Quarterly, NY Quarterly, TLR, Rivista D’Artista and Edizioni EOS, and other international journals. Her poetry appears in the anthology, The Barber in Modern Jewish Culture with poems by Joseph Brodsky, Muriel Rukeyser and Philip Levine. Her book-length manuscript is in the Joseph Brodsky archives at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Kaplan’s critical writing is published in Art in America, ELLE, Flash Art, ARTNews, BOMB, ARTFORUM, Deutsche Bank Art Magazine, CONTEMPORARY, and the Forward. Kaplan has produced independent feature films with Laurie Anderson, Rosanne Cash and Eve Sussman among others— all Official Selections at major film festivals. Kaplan is the winner of fellowships at the MacDowell Colony; Blue Mountain; winner of the first Special Bogliasco Visual Arts Fellowship; and named Starr Scholar of the Royal Academy of Arts. Kaplan holds a B.A. from Hampshire College and an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts.
The Acidic Ghost Spectral Reading Series pairs poets and writers reading works that interact with projected images. Free Admission.