Saturday, January 29, 2011

SUGGESTIVISM



SUGGESTIVISM

CSUF Grand Central Art Center / Santa Ana, CA

125 N. Broadway / Santa Ana, CA 92701

February 05 - April 17, 2010

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 5, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Sponsors: GelaSkins, Hurley, Gingko Press, Juxtapoz, Planet illogica

Main Art Gallery Suggestivism features over fifty contemporary artists whose work is inherently ambiguous, and organic in process. Curator Nathan Spoor believes they follow the ideals of "Suggestivism." The term Suggestivism in art was first used in the late nineteenth century describing the organic process of making art, the loose mark-making, and the ambiguous narrative. Early modern art can be seen as examples of Suggestivism. However, Spoor's contemporary examples begin with the organic process and follow through with ambiguous narratives, but the artwork is tightly rendered, and illustrative.

Conceptually speaking, the term suggestivism refers to the ability of an individual to pursue their purpose with an amplified understanding and sensitivity. The artists involved represent precisely this - a wave of purpose, working within the more fluid aspects of narrative or figurative arenas. Through the mere power of suggestion, the magic is transferred from one to another, engaging the world at large from the most vivid and evocative of visual realms. - Nathan Spoor, Curator

Featured Artists: Esao Andrews, Carrie Ann Baade, Sandow Birk, Michael Brown, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Dave Cooper, Bob Dob, Thomas Doyle, Ron English, Alex Gross, Robert Hardgrave, Naoto Hattori, Femke Hiemstra, Gregory Jacobsen, Audrey Kawasaki, Andy Kehoe, Kris Kuksi, Darren LeGallo, Kris Lewis, Francesco LoCastro, Jason Maloney, Mars-1/Mario Martinez. Chris Mars, Dalek James Marshall, Dan May, Elizabeth McGrath, Jeff McMillan, Tara McPherson, Mia, David Molesky, Brendan Monroe, Scott Musgrove, Nathan Ota, Michael Page, Kevin Peterson, James Roper, Chris Ryniak, Bob Schneider, Todd Schorr, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, CR Stecyk III, Heidi Taillefer, Joe Vaux, Nicola Verlato, Oliver Vernon, Eric White, Robin Williams, Martin Wittfooth, Chandler Wood, Chet Zar

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

HI FRUCTOSE / ALBERTO MIELGO


Alberto Mielgo is a Spanish artist located currently in London, UK. He is in high demand for his commercial as well as his fine art works. Click here to view the full article.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

HI FRUCTOSE / MERCEDES HELNWEIN


Mercedes Helnwein is showing a new body of work in Los Angeles, and takes a few moments to share thoughts and images with us. Click here to view.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

HI FRUCTOSE / RYAN HESHKA PREVIEW


Vancouver BC artist Ryan Heshka was kind enough to give us a peek into his new body of work and provide a statement to boot. Click here to jump in.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

HI FRUCTOSE / LOLA DUPRE


Many thanks to Glasgow, Scotland artist Lola Dupre for sharing her work, thoughts and process of creating with us all. Click here to see the full interview.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

HI FRUCTOSE / HEIDI TAILLEFER



The very talented and enigmatic Heidi Taillefer took some time from her Canada studio to chat about her latest body of work. Click here to view the text and images.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

REMEDY EXHIBIT / RIVET GALLERY


Here is the latest painting, for a group exhibit at Rivet Gallery in Columbus, OH.

Falling
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches / framed