Christopher Pugliese – Painting / NY
Neil Clifford Bronze & Granite Sculptures (Canada)
“The quality of our lives is enriched and enhanced by surrounding ourselves with art that express values beyond their aesthetic, that possess intelligence in their creation, that one can interact with and that will stimulate the senses every time one engages with them.
Over the past thirty-five years I have travelled to remote areas of the planet, fascinated by cultures who live in community with nature – to engage with artists whose work is imbued with powerful connections to their ancestral lands. The awareness that art-making acts as a vehicle for understanding our place within a greater context, guides my own artistic pursuits.”
(Ce n’est pas vraiment mon style de sculpture, mais la sculpture du cheval est magnifique.)
“Pour donner à cette sculpture tout son pouvoir, ou “dynamique interne”, je développé un procédé qui fait éclater le vernis du cheval. Une fois durci, les pigments révèlent une myriade craquelée aléatoirement – un paysage en surface tout à fait inattendue comme les couleurs absorbées par la matière.
Une illustration unique est née, sans possibilité de précision dans la reproduction ou dans la cohérence de la finition.”
2013 One of a Kind
Hydrocal, Steel, Pigment
27″H 24″W 8″D
To give this sculpture its power, or “internal dynamic”, I developed a process that shatters the veneer of the horse as it is cast. Once cured, pigments wiped across the sculpture reveal myriad random cracking and unseen textures – a wholly unexpected landscape surfaces as the colours are absorbed by the material. A unique artwork is uncovered, with no possibility for accuracy in reproduction or consistency in finish.
Dimensional paper collages – Amy Genser / Collages are built from layered, rolled, and cut paper that are adhered to painted surfaces.
Amy Genser plays with paper and paint to explore her obsession with texture, pattern, and color. Evocative of natural forms and organic processes, her work is simultaneously irregular and ordered. She uses paper as pigment and constructs her pieces by layering, cutting, rolling, and combining paper.
The natural world is a clear source for Amy’s work. She is fascinated by the flow of water, the shape of beehives, and the organic irregularity of plants, flowers, rock formations, barnacles, moss, and seaweed. Her pieces bring to mind aerial landscape views, satellite imagery, and biological cellular processes.
Amy’s love affair with paper began in a paper-making class at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a masters degree in Graphic Design. Amy lives in West Hartford, CT with her husband and three sons, and spends her summers on the beach in Rhode Island.