Wednesday, March 9, 2011

In the Key of Cubism: Terry Shutko

In the Key of C(ubism) : Terry Shutko

Opening Saturday March 19th, 2011, 4-7 pm

My early art training in Beckley, West Virginia consisted of three years of high school mechanical drawing, so it is no surprise that I found my artistic voice in the language of Cubism. The doors opened for me when I saw a Kandinsky retrospective. Beautiful straight lines everywhere! From Kandinsky it was on to Mondrian, the Bauhaus, and then Cubism.

The Cubist's inventiveness, precision, and imaginative color awoke my inner T-square. By studying the language of the Cubists, I found a way to express my emotional response to the chaotic outside world and the need for order in my personal world.

From the coal fields of southern West Virginia to the beginnings of modern art in Paris, it's been an interesting trip. After all, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

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Also showing, "Greetings from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico"

Steve Mendelson back from a recent sojourn to the southwest will show photographs and artifacts from his writing trip.

Greetings from Truth or Consquences Book

Show runs through April 16th
Mendelson Gallery 5874 Ellsworth Avenue 15232
Gallery Hours Wed-Sat 12-5 pm or by appointment at 412-361-8664

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