Saturday, November 13, 2010

(Exhibition - ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions)

Joan Truckenbrod (USA)

This blogspot contains posts of artworks that have featured in my curated international exhibition - ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions. For your convenience I have listed these posts below.
ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions (Marie-Therese Wisniowski - Curator's Talk)
Sequestration of CO2 (Engaging New Visions) M-T. Wisniowski
Sacred Planet I (Engaging New Visions) J. Dunnewold
Under Pressure (Engaging New Visions) L.A. Beehler
lo Rising II & Giza (Engaging New Visions) R. Benson
Etruscan Relic (Engaging New Vision) J. Raffer Beck
Catch The Light 1 & 2 (Engaging New Visions) J. Schulze
Emerge (Engaging New Visions) J. Truckenbrod
Breathe Deeply (Engaging New Visions) C. Benn
Die Gedanken Sind Frei 3 & 4 (Engaging New Visions) C. Helmer
Black Birds I & II (Engaging New Visions) C. Holmes
Autumn Visions I & II (Engaging New Visions) J. Petruskeviciene
Razing/Raising Walls, Warsaw (Engaging New Visions) N. Starszakowna
Quite Alone Oasis… (Engaging New Visions) J. Urbiene
Nothing Is The Same I & II (Engaging New Visions) E. van Baarle
Discharge Thundercloud (Engaging New Visions) K. Kagajo
Shroud Of Ancient Echoes I & II (Engaging New Visions) S. Fell-McLean
Cane Toad Narrative (Engaging New Visions) H. Lancaster
Visionary and Eclipse (Engaging New Vision) J. Ryder
Untitled ArtWorks (Engaging New Vision) Tjariya (Nungalka) Stanley and Tjunkaya Tapaya
Treescape (Engaging New Vision) A. Trevillian

The exhibition will be presented in terms of artist statements. A snapshot of their work in the exhibition will feature on a weekly basis.

The catalog of the exhibition is far more detailed in terms of opening addresses and artist’s biographies, curriculum vitae and statements etc. and moreover, is a holistic record of the exhibition itself.

Synopsis of Artwork: Emerge
Looking out through the car windshield on a dark rainy night, the world outside is transformed through the pounding rain. As a shadowy reflection on that distorted image, I see my own face, and feel as though I am looking at the inside of the mask. The facial image is torn by shreds of the outside world flowing down the windshield with the pouring rain. This is not the crisp, bright image in a mirror, but hints of an image that pulsates out from within the sheets of rain. Revealed is the animating force peering out from behind the shadows, even more clear with each strike of lightening. The image as ritual spirit has been summoned up by the pounding of the rain under the cover of darkness.

My “body world” experiences jar my way of being in the world. The social world, the natural world, and more, so the intimate world warped like the chaotic molecules in the stretch of a rubber band. Words are silenced … simultaneously with an explosion of connections to the intimate dimensions of nature. Intensified in my everyday experience, wind brings tears as it patterns the sunshine with shadows of trees and undulating leaves. Colors embody light molecules themselves. Charging molecules, reshaped with light as my patterns, patterns of my body, of my soul are reshaped with blasts of light. Wind moves the water, continuously reforming the patterns of one’s life, translucent layers move spontaneously to reveal and conceal simultaneously. Like firelight in a ceremonial dance protecting the secrecy of symbolic forms painted on one’s body.

Dye sublimation, polyester voile in the foreground with polyester satin in the background.
Size: 170 cm (width) x 178 cm (height) x 51 cm (depth).

(a) Emerge at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, New South Wales (left artwork - right artworks by Laura Beehler and Jeanne Raffer Beck- see earlier posts).
Photograph courtesy Cedric Boudjema, Director, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

Photograph courtesy Marie-Therese Wisniowski.

(c) Emerge at Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland (left artwork).
Photograph courtesy Karen Tyler, Director, Redcliffe City Art Gallery.
Photography by Al Sim.

(d) Another view of Emerge at Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland (centre artwork).
Photograph courtesy Karen Tyler, Director, Redcliffe City Art Gallery.
Photography by Al Sim.

(e) Close up view of Emerge.

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