Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Art in the Abstract - Fermilab Art Gallery Group Exhibition

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I am currently exhibiting my watercolors at a group show "Art in the Abstract", at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The space is just tremendous; the Wilson Hall building itself is a work of art; it offers the breathtaking expanse of one of the world's largest atriums, soaring to the very height of it's 16-story structure.

I am exhibiting with four other artists in this show: Guy Bellaver, Kate Friedman, John Slavik and Shawn Slavik.

Here is Fermilab's announcement of the show with a short description of each artists' work:

A new exhibit in the Fermilab Art Gallery features multi-media abstract art works by five artists.

Guy Bellaver uses bronze or painted steel to create sculptures that range from tabletop-sized to more than 18 feet tall. He uses his works to express his fascination with positive and negative spaces and attempts to stretch the physics of the medium that he’s working in to occupy those spaces.

Mixed-media artist Kate Friedman uses painting and drawing as ways to explore nature’s visual language. Her works reflect her interest in the elemental connections between people and raw materials and physical laws of the natural universe.

John Slavik brings his artistic visions to fruition through abstract, representational and conceptual art. His pieces record his emotional response to events, places and thoughts. He hopes that they invite interaction and induce a strong physical presence.

Shawn Slavik works to capture fleeting moments in her art works. These are the moments that offer a sudden glimpse of clarity. The art works are the moments exposed and without context.

The watercolors that Ana Zanic creates are abstract compositions of layered washes mixed with dynamic lines, scribbles and ink marks. She uses the colors and forms to create atmospheric spaces of transcendence.