Art empowers learning
On Exhibit in the Gallery…
Artist’s Statement: Inuit (aka Eskimo) art has a spiritual, organic and intrinsically animalistic manner that has resonated with me since making art in college. I love how it captures a childlike quality, the simplicity of form and its essence of the spirit of all things, called inua. Their belief in the liminality between humans and animals has kindled a powerful abundance of imagery in the forms of animals, shamans and the act of transformation.
The series Inuit Influences has been on-going for over 8 years. I reinterpret Inuit art images into contemporary, highly color saturated, textual paintings using a wide variety of mediums on paper. Off shoot sub-series in the past include a mother/baby theme called Amautik using a child-carry parka hood. In the last two years I have added influences from some favorite artists such as Alexander Calder, Edward
Munch and Adolph Gottlieb. I am working towards layering, blending and merging diverse imagery and concepts with a goal of maintaining a certain joie de vivre all the while pursuing a quest for increased abstraction.
This exhibit would not be possible without assistance from the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library.
The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular library hours.
Community Art Wall
All work submitted must be original and not previously shown at the Bedford Free Public Library.
Arts Steering Committee
Exhibit Hours :
(closed Sundays from Mother’s Day through Labor Day)
The exhibits and the receptions are sponsored by the Arts Steering Committee, the Friends of the Library and the Bedford Free Public Library.