ON EXHIBIT NOW IN THE BECK AND BORWELL GALLERIES:
Journey Through Abstraction, a group exhibition of diverse abstract art will open with a free reception on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Three Michigan artists are featured in the exhibit, each with a unique twist on abstraction in their artwork. This exhibit will run through April 5, 2024 in the Beck and Borwell Galleries and the South Exhibit Hall.
Visitors to the exhibit will journey through abstract and surreal dreamscapes. Vibrant color will abound; interesting juxtapositions of textures, proportions, and forms from sleek industrial geometry to rough-edged organic shapes will be on display, and the content will challenge viewers to tap into their own dreams and subconscious to draw out memories, stories, and fantasies.
Ann Arbor-based artist Kenneth Anbender’s otherworldly paintings and collages take viewers on a journey through a dreamworld, fusing beauty with the uncanny to create art that he calls “beau-canny”.
Sculptor Marat Paransky is based in Farmington Hills and raises the concept of “upcycling” to gorgeous new levels. Once-discarded materials take on a new life in sculptures that demonstrate the artist’s masterful approach to the concept of “elevating the mundane”.
Nancy Clouse of Grand Rapids adds just a touch of sweetness and fantasy to this exhibition with her intricate paintings on particle board. Hidden amongst the fibers of the wood can be found fairy tale creatures, characters from children’s classic tales, and other mysterious faces and forms for the viewer to explore.
Opening reception February 23, 2024 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
An exhibition inspired by the design principles of Form and Function.
Form will be represented by a sculpture exhibit in the Beck and Borwell Galleries and South Exhibit Hall,
and Function will be represented by a functional fiber show in the
North Exhibit Hall and Fisher Room.