In The Inez Greenberg Gallery
Sumi-e Society of America, Inc.
56th Annual National Juried Exhibition
August 9 – September 20, 2019
Juried by: Yuming Zhu and Hong Zhang
Hosted by: Ming Chiao Chapter
Artists’ Reception: Friday, September 6, 6 - 8 p.m.
Artistry is pleased to present the Sumi-e Society of America’s 56th Annual National Juried Exhibition, hosted by the local Ming Chiao Chapter. This large group exhibition will display examples of the best current East Asian brush painting and calligraphy as well as further the Society’s mission; to foster and encourage an appreciation of East Asian brush painting techniques; serve as a cultural bridge between East and West; and to furnish information to all persons who wish to learn about this art.
This year’s exhibition will be juried and judged by nationally recognized artists Yuming Zhu and Hong Zhang. A combination of cash and other awards, approximating $4500 in value, will be awarded.
About the sumi-e society of america
The Sumi-e Society of America, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization founded in New York by Professor Motoi Oi in 1963 to foster and encourage an appreciation of East Asian brush painting techniques through publications, workshops, lectures and exhibitions; to serve as a cultural bridge between East and West; and to furnish information to all persons who wish to learn about this art. Oi spoke of providing “a means through which the fresh, new spirit of American culture could be viewed in Sumi-e.”
43rd Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibition
October 4 – November 15, 2019
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
Each year this exciting exhibition brings together Artistry’s many talented members. It is always a varied and eclectic collection showcasing many different mediums, styles and techniques. Every year the exhibiting artwork is selected by a prominent member of the local arts community who will also judge 13 awards including a $500 Best of Show Award.
In the Atrium Gallery
Ways of Seeing: Bog Tapestries
July 25 – September 8, 2019
Works by: Elizabeth Blair
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 25, 6 – 8 p.m.
Impressionist artist Claude Monet described his Water Lilies paintings as “a study of water and how it reflects light and the world above it.” Elizabeth Blair’s photographic series performs a similar study in a northern cedar bog.
“One day, as I walked past a small pool in a northern Minnesota black spruce, cedar, and tamarack bog, I noticed the reflections in it. I keep looking into the pool as I passed it that summer and found that the view was never the same twice.”
Ways of Seeing: Bog Tapestries depicts complex, layered images of water and trees in bog pools. The pools present the attentive observer with endless variations on the colorful bog world that surrounds them. Blair captures these abstract images using a macro lens and focusing on only a few square inches of the water surface.
Reclaiming our Grandmothers
September 13 – November 3, 2019
Artist: Zamara Cuyún
Opening Reception: Friday, September 13, 6 - 8 p.m.
Most accounts of Maya history and cosmology produced over the past 500+ years come from non-indigenous sources. In contemporary society, indigenous women – brown and female, are often objectified, romanticized, hyper-sexualized, and de-humanized. These seemingly harmless stereotypes produce devastating consequences including alarming rates of abuse, rape, disappearance, murder, self-harm and suicide plaguing indigenous women and girls.
Local artist, Zamara Cuyún combats these injustices with painted visual stories that re-imagine new systems of understanding and healing for indigenous womanhood and identity. Using elements of Guatemalan Maya history, ideology, myth and iconography, Cuyún presents a world that is at times vibrant, colorful, and dreamlike while at other times restless, violent, and unsettling.