To celebrate turning 50 the Triton Museum of Art organized a forward looking exhibition of emerging and mid-career artists that will play an important role in the art scene into the future. I was able to meet with a number of the artists at the opening reception last Friday and while this post is by no means comprehensive, I hope it will give readers a taste for more of the exciting work in 50 and Looking Forward which runs until July 12, 2015. Click on the names of the artists for links to their websites.
Mind of Gold is a dynamic, bold and colorful painting by Demetris “BAMR” Washington, his tag standing for Becoming A Man Righteously. I wish I’d asked him to tell me about his imagery it’s really intriguing!
Shannon Amindon and her lovely, layered, mixed media encaustic silhouettes.
Stirred by the Wind by Shannon Amindon.
Spore(kle) (detail) installation by Julia Hughes – acrylic on mylar, paper, wax, glue, thread.
Jaya King, her mixed media gouache, The Chicken that Saved the Day and her honey / hand model reenacting the scene.
The Beautiful Teacher by Jojo Perea painted on recycled cardboard, there was a magnifying glass on hand to catch the fine details.
Pantea Karimi turns to early Persian texts and scientific illustrations for longue durée clues to today’s environment. She meticulously recreates styles of alphabets to employ in her work, these marks at times resembling birds or waves or bookends. Subtle, smart and intriguing!
Water, Earth, Air, Wood by Pantea Karimi.
Exceptional portraitist, Cuong Nguyen and his beautifully bearded model.
Unlocking Through Fear by Miguel Machuca.
Vanessa Callanta and her personality filled portraits.
Viviana Paredes works with glass and natural materials in her sculptures that explore a cultural tradition of the natural and the sacred in an changing world.
Heirloom corn kernels in glass flasks (details from wall installation) and Talismu by Viviana Paredes.
Patrick WäDL Hofmeister paints intricate, highly symbolic and often autobigraphical worlds .
Flesh and Bone felted wool sculptures by Stephanie Metz.