The work in The World Around Us embraces nature, materiality, form, storytelling, and society as an artistic ode to interconnectedness. Prepare to be enchanted by an exquisite display of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper that beautifully touches on all the above.
Amy Boone-McCreesh‘s maximal collages explore class and beauty signifiers from the perspective of gazing out domestic windows. Her depiction of the outdoors and architectural structures are often accompanied by florals and natural elements. Utilizing bold colors and textures (paper, acrylic, and fabric), she challenges notions of taste-making. Boone-McCreesh’s works exude an aspirational quality, joyfully and defiantly extending beyond their frames with unique custom charms. Her art subversively disrupts cultural markers of luxury and mass production through harmoniously clashing over-decoration. Boone-McCreesh's creations encompass many aspects and challenge the viewers with a thought-provoking exploration of the complexities of beauty, environment, and individual expression.
Azadeh Gholizadeh draws inspiration from looking out through landscapes that spur memories of her past life in Tehran intertwined with her sense of belonging and her observations of the present locale. She creates imagery assembled with silk, linen, and wool embroidery on canvas mesh. The integral scenes have a pixelated aesthetic embodying absence, distance, desire, and endurance. Her colors are soft and gentle but majestically clash against one another. Gholizadeh invites you to peer at the work through a lens quoted by Simon Schama, “a way of looking; of rediscovering what we already have … instead of being yet another explanation of what we have lost, it is an exploration of what we may find.”
MEET THE ARTISTS & RECEPTION: Thursday, September 14, 6 - 8 PM | Talk at 7 PM