At Water Street Gallery, Waukegan, IL
Modern Storytellers installation views
I have some photos in this show at the Beverly Art Center, up until June 30th.
A Group Show
Curated by Andrew Ek
June 14 - July 7, 2013
Opening Reception, Friday, June 14th 6 -11pm
Painting, illustration, multimedia and assemblage is the focus of, ”Modern Storytellers.” 12 artists working in different mediums and at various stages of their careers come together in this group show of affordable small works.
Prehistoric Man’s use of speech to converse and transmit ideas, though useful, abounds with imperfections, and eventually evolved into disseminating thoughts and concepts through the use of symbols. These symbols then took the form of full-blown paintings and rock carvings. Visual art is one of the oldest and most effective forms of storytelling as it has the power to speak beyond language. Cave paintings dating back to the Upper Paleolithic period (roughly 50,000 -10,000BC) contain some of the oldest recorded information revealing fascinating stories and mythologies which continue to this day to shape the collective unconscious. In our modern culture, the emergent technology our society seems to be dependent on is merely a cheap distraction; our species as a whole still inherently craves stories through visual art. Employing traditional, idiosyncratic and visionary disciplines, these are the Modern Storytellers:
Amanda Joy Calobrisi