All Art Exhibitions can be viewed by all those attending classes seven days a week, or by booking an appointment with our Exhibition Coordinator, Sharon Locke (585) 732-9030
FIGURES IN MOTION: By Artist, Jim Thomas
Artist Statement: As an artist my visual form vocabulary has always been grounded in the human figure. From my biomorphic abstract paintings of the 1960’s, light sculptures of the 1970’s & 80’s to the bone x-ray sculptures and life size graphite drawings of the 1990’s, my references have always been the study of human form. Around 2005 I returned to a more representational image of the figure to explore color using oil pastel, for me a new medium. Over the next six years this led to a series of figurative works which is represented in this exhibit. During that time I explored the relationship between color, form, movement and composition. The results yielded an interplay between what is recognizable and what is abstract.
As a participant in viewing this exhibit perhaps you can find some positive connection to my work, be it on an emotional level or in a more formal studied sense.
Figure It Out: BY ARTIST COURTNEY GRUTTADAURIA
When creating art, I attempt to exhaust the endless possibilities of process, media and content. It is important to ascertain what the physical properties and characteristics can do and how these effects will influence my work. I respond and create with my senses and my intellect. Relating to my audience and displaying a visual diary of my conscious and subconscious spirit brings meaning, personal style and ownership to my work. Currently my focus areas are painting, drawing, and mixed media.
For this exhibit I was inspired by nature and the human form. It’s simply exhilarating to experience being in the moment, absorbing the studio surroundings and submerging myself in nature. I also believe studying the human form is vital as well as a continual and familiar foundation for artists. For centuries artists have examined and captured the complexities of the human form using a variety of mediums. Drawing the body for me reflects the diversity of the human form, movement and the relationship between artist and subject.
Using nature as my guide, I combine my skills, a variety of mediums and my spirit resulting in a strong and unique body of work.
Nu Movement’s goal is to create a center for exploration, collaboration and spiritual fusion within the holistic wellness, performing and visual art practices.