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We are exposed daily to symbolism and icon; mass marketing and television; offers and demands. Some of these are visual in essence, utilizing dramatic color, composition, subliminal placement and text. The television can hold attention for hours on end. Perhaps it is a remnant of the ancients’ storytelling, however lost the meaning becomes in the flux of brain-numbing, soul-sucking content. It is a chance to “turn off”, to “dumb down”, to leave cognitive activity at the door, as it were. (Although, these days there are truly magnificent broadcasts if you care to find them) How can a piece of artwork compete with the offer of losing one’s responsibility of observation? In spite of mass media marketing we are left wandering in a sea of confusion, unable to blot out the alone-ness and the isolation we have succeeded in building around us as individuals. When we examine and define the purpose of making art, we realize that it fulfills an entirely different frontier. Perhaps in many cases, art provides the balance to the present day’s meaning deficiency. 25 artists address this utilizing symbol and aesthetics, to offer individual IMPACT!
SOLO EXHIBITIONS OF THE MONTH
STEVEN BOGART: FOURTEEN HOURS
The works in this exhibition by Steven Bogart can be said to parallel brain synapses, captured in time and isolated according to where in the consciousness they have arisen from, and one cannot escape the emotive and yet discerning quality of the action imbedded in the form. They are experiential, personal, as well as exhibiting a fair amount of an inquisitive nature on the part of the artist. The images reside in a very primitive state, sensors emerging from brain activity. There is actually a very playful conversation between the subject and the "background"; this "background" is full of lively light and thus acting as a subject in its own right. We are reminded of our being the vortex of containment - animal nature, analytical discernment coming together in humans as receptacles for synthesis.
CALADAN GALLERY ARTISTS
Welcome to Caladan's Members' Gallery. There is a mutual attraction between the Gallery and the artists that come to us with their extraordinary and unusual work. We maintain the artistic integrity of the expression of reality, both individual and collective, through visual truth. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to do this on a continuous basis through the artists that share our uncommon direction. Here you will find their portfolios.