JURIED BY ARTIST AND PROFESSOR F. DAVID REIF
Exhibit Dates MARCH 4 - MARCH 28 2020
The terms “Abstraction” or “Abstract Art” are perhaps among the most common references describing particular way(s) of understanding and perceiving the cosmic and daily realities in which we find ourselves. (We might note, too, that the terms are often mis-applied as though they are necessarily in opposition to “Realism” or “Realistic Art”.) The truth is, however, that the abstract art “movements” of late 19th and early 20th century (Impression, Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, etc.) were driven by a passion to get closer to the complex realities of nature and human condition, not depart from them. Later, Minimalism, Neo-Dada, Geometric Abstraction, Conceptualism, Art Povera and other developments continue this “Big Bang” inquiry. Put simply, “Realism in Art” could no longer be described as an explicit fidelity to direct, observed, experience. This basic axiom remains, arguably, just as valid today: Reality is often far beyond simple, static appearance and can be highly counter-intuitive. Over the decades, the concepts of Relativity, Quantum Theory and the advent of photography – among many other ideas - have helped clarify, how and why this is so.
Abstraction, of course can be many different things, driven by many different principles and suppositions: some conscious, some intuitive. As an artist; What are yours? This exhibition is an invitation to submit, through the qualities and implications of your work, some conscious exploration of this question.
A Juried Exhibition at ARC Gallery, Chicago. Wed, March 4- to Sat, March 28th 2020
FEES: $40 for one to three images. $10 for each additional image (lower charge for students--High school or college students can pay a reduced fee of $25 per 3 entries with $10 for each additional entry (Please include copy of Student ID))
If paying by check, it must be received prior to jurying.
CALENDAR: All dates are 2020
Deadline for Submission of Applications: Sun. Jan 26 at 11:59pm CST
Notification of Acceptance: Will go out by email Sat. Feb. 8
Work Delivered to ARC: Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat—Feb. 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th between 12:00 and 6:00 (gallery hours)
Exhibition Dates: Wed. March 4, 2020 –Sat. March 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6 from 6pm - 9pm