Art Exhibits in the Library

Sun hours: Noon - Midnight
Gallery 1 (Skybridge) - see gallery description

I am an unexpected artist. My life took an unknown twist during my volunteer work that led to a discussion of oil paintings and , then, to art lessons from a fellow volunteer. The geometric abstracts developed as I painted landscapes and still lifes. Realism and impressionism became abstract; the distinctions among the three became clear. I could see the general shapes and colors.

Each painting becomes my favorite. I first see a painting when I close my eyes. The shapes are there; the colors come later. The joy is working out what goes where. The "how" and "why" keep me going. My most outstanding work in oil is the one I am working on that day.

 

Eileen Reardanz

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Display by: Eileen Reardanz
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Gallery 3 (Wilson 3, East) - see gallery description

Conceptually the idea for this work came to me in the form of a question. Is this art or fashion? I thought to myself, does it have to fit squarely into one or the other? Over the past few months my goal was to explore the relationship between art and fashion. To define and divide or unite and dissolve these commonly distinguishable boundaries. Fashion is and expression of our times with a constant desire to reveal and reinvent in continuum. Art is an expression of applied creative skill and imagination typically in visual form that is intended for pleasure rather than utility. These definitions served as my creative boundaries. Through use of props, costume and location I started with a vague idea and ran with it. Since this was an exploration I wanted to keep an open mind on what the final product would look like. In my experience the interaction of art and fashion lies within the tension created by the functionality and aesthetics of both dimensions.  

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Display by: Bailey Carrel
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Gallery 2 (Wilson 3, Balcony) - see gallery description

I am an unexpected artist. My life took an unknown twist during my volunteer work that led to a discussion of oil paintings and , then, to art lessons from a fellow volunteer. The geometric abstracts developed as I painted landscapes and still lifes. Realism and impressionism became abstract; the distinctions among the three became clear. I could see the general shapes and colors.

Each painting becomes my favorite. I first see a painting when I close my eyes. The shapes are there; the colors come later. The joy is working out what goes where. The "how" and "why" keep me going. My most outstanding work in oil is the one I am working on that day.

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Display by: Eileen Reardanz
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