Tuesday, April 13, 2010

PCA Art Exhibit April 16 2010




Show Dates: April 16-June 13
Opening Reception: Friday, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Come enjoy the Center's galleries and listen to the exhibiting artists share about their works.

Pastoral Deluxe
Elin Lennox
Sunday, April 18, 1:00pm

RECALL
Ben Hernstrom & Frank Ferraro

Sunday, May 23, 1:00

Shifting Panoramas
Elizabeth Moone
Sunday, June 6, 1:00pm

Inisiaqpunga and the waking, Thea Augustina Eck
Sunday, May 16, 1:00pm

The Inherent Pull
James R Southard
Sunday, June 6, 1:00pm

Pastoral Deluxe, Elin Lennox Simultaneously familiar and disorienting, Lennox’s large abstract photographs evoke the traditions of abstract painting, the aesthetics of microscopic imaging, and Hubble space images. Shot on film, they are printed digitally after minimal color adjustment.

RECALL, Ben Hernstrom & Frank Ferraro This is a site-specific, immersive audio/video installation that explores the issue of how digital technology influences our experiences and memories. It features projected video with original audio composition, including found sound, field recordings and ambient music. Hernstrom, a filmmaker, and Ferraro, a multi-disciplinary artist have collaborated on this project.

Shifting Panoramas, Elizabeth Mooney Using a combination of painting and kinetic sculpture, the work in this exhibition addresses the accelerated state of human relationships to the world around them. Mooney’s work questions how we experience and observe nature through a conceptual visual language, by using both static and moving scenic landscapes.

Inisiaqpunga and the waking, Thea Augustina Eck This installation, which includes photography and sculpture, evokes the lonesome wandering in search of ghosts from an 1845 Arctic Expedition. In the Inuktitut language, “inisiaqpunga” describes the act of following a lone trail left by an occasional traveler. Employing the language of nautical flags, the artist examines the power of symbols to create distance or intimacy.

The Inherent Pull, James R. Southard In a nine-photograph series, Southard recreates his own understanding and memory of film noir. In those wonderful environments of post-war cinema, filled with darkness and small hints of light, sets and scenes tap into a basic understanding of human fears.



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