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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Exhibits in May

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 25 @ 4:00 pm

Free

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of May, is exhibiting in the Cabell/Arehart Gallery the artwork of Angus Carter, a Staunton based artist working in mixed media, photography, and film. This series of recent paintings are full of raw movement and powerful mark making. In his own words: “The intent of my work has never been to translate a clear vision into paint but more to strip away the veil of consciousness and allow the recesses of the back of the mind to take hold. Abandoning formal thoughts, forms develop from there, slowly taking shape and illuminating thoughts that are often vague in my waking mind. Often those ideas manifest themselves in chaotic forms and abstract figures that mirror my sense of disconnection and disillusionment with the world at large. As I proceed deeper into it, my work becomes a world where I don’t know what’s going on anymore: a world struggling between idealism and harsh realities, one where childlike figures intermingle with macabre forms, in a disjointed dance upon the canvas. A world that simultaneously embodies all my hopes, dreams and aspirations along with my fears, insecurities and failures and one that I’m still trying to reconcile and make sense of as I create it.” Please join us and meet the artist on May 4, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
In the Upstairs Gallery, Andrea Stuart, a Front Royal photographer, will be exhibiting Cabinet of Memories. Stuart commented, “My obsession comes from the past. Years ago, circumstances led me to abandon many precious antiques- a marble wash table, my grandmother’s, pots and pans, my other grandmother’s feathered hats, and many other sentimental objects of beauty and love. In between my most tragic loss was that of my 21-year-old brother while I was studying at the San Francisco Art Institute. It seems to make sense for me to internalize these objects through my photographs and possess them in a way that is indelible and in transitory. Through these objects, collections, family heirlooms- that people collect to display, sell and cherish as well. It is through my admiration of their beauty, form and structure, my images are created. I am excited to see so many valued objects take on new life and purpose whether they are new objects or antiques. Objects have beauty, sentimentality and meaning and it is my desire to explore and record them with the passion I so fervently feel.”
In the Members’ Gallery, the theme Green will be interpreted by SVAC members through a variety of media and creative ideas. The member/artists and guest artist, Andrea Stuart, will be opening their exhibitions on May 4, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Details

Start:
May 4 @ 10:00 am
End:
May 25 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.svacart.com