GROUP ART HOW BRINGS TOGETHER FOUR GROUNDBREAKING ARTISTS
This August, four diverse artists come together for the Abstracted Group Art Show! Opening during Art Walk, Abstracted features the works of Karen Gozzo Nolan, Michael Pohlman, Jeffrey Scott Lewis, and Yvonne Krystman. Each artist contributed works that exemplify the abstract, yet evoke powerful emotions. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District.
The word abstract refers to something that exists as an idea or concept, but has no concrete meaning or physical representation. In the group art show Abstracted, the artists had the unique challenge of creating meaning out of something seemingly meaningless. Through shape, line, texture, and color, each artist brings their own interpretation of the abstract to the exhibition. For some, the translation is gritty, cold, and harsh, and for others, it’s warm, soft, and peaceful.
For artist Michael Pohlman, the abstract means “taking something familiar and placing it in an unfamiliar setting.” In Pohlman’s work, this can be seen in the clash between color and shape: soft, warm circles intermingling with harsh, jagged lines. Each artist, however, brings their own perspective to this group show, which can only be properly experienced in person. See this exhibition open on Friday, August 3rd in the Grand Atrium at 6pm.
Opening: Friday, August 3rd • 6pm – 10pm
Closing: August 28th • 5pm
Free to Attend | 1st Floor Grand Atrium
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SOCIAL & POLITICALLY ENGAGED ART is a national juried show focused on socially engaged and politically motivated art. Progressive art has been integral in the development of contemporary art. This exhibition explores the current trends and trajectory in this field. Recent social, political, and economic uncertainty has encouraged the production of works that are not meant for mere market commodity but rather these works serve as avenues or agents for societal transformation.
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My artist statement
Growing up in a communist country, I have always seen graffiti as a selfless expression of creative and passionate people. People who are willing to put their time, talents, and often risk prosecution in the name of art or truth. In a country where you could not trust any media outlets, the truth was spray painted on the street walls.
June 28, 2016