Out Of Blue & Greenby Niamh McCooey
This weekend, Brown Grotta Arts opens its 10 day exhibition, Blue/Green: color/code/context running until May 6th, 2018. The Art in the Barn event will exhibit over 50 textile, sculpture, and multimedia artists from around the world who will be interpreting blues and greens to discover what they symbolise in myriad ways.
Included in the show is work by Michael Radyk, who has created works inspired by research he did in the Netherlands in Amsterdam's Vondelpark Nature Center. Radyk created handwoven works of recycled vinyl-coated polyester and feathers, then 'forgeries' of them as industrial jacquard woven pieces. The results, Green Screen, Jacquard and Blue Heron, Jacquard, reference nature and recycling in their use of blue and green.
Ferne Jacobs' finely detailed linen sculpture, Open Globe, mixes greens and browns with other colors. The title, Jacobs says, 'came from experiencing the piece as I was making it, in my mind, it was the earth. The colors — green, brown, bluish-grey — are the elements on our planet. Open Globe is because the work has no bottom or top. So can we see the earth as a globe/ball, open/unending.'
Blue/Green: color/code/context, 28 April - 6 May 2018
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