I am happy to announce that “Bamboo Structures”, was created for and is featured in the online exhibit “Opening”. It is curated by Sergio Gomez for the members of Art NXT Level.
The exhibition titled “OPENING” explores the many ways we see ourselves, our surroundings, and our psychological state after a season of global lockdowns. This online exhibition features a wide selection of works by the international art community of the Art NXT Level program. Through their art and stories, this group of artists shares how their work and our world have changed. Curated by Sergio Gomez. Sponsored by Art NXT Level and ArtPlacer
The exhibition runs from September 1 to October 31, 2021
To view online click here
From my studio window at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary, I see two bamboo forests. Bamboo has become a symbol of this time of isolation. Just as it gave sanctuary to the thousands of returning Red winged blackbirds each spring evening, I have been sheltered by its swaying song and presence. It is flexible and strong, as evidenced by its bending to ice storms. Bamboo responds to the chaos and order of nature. We’ve used it for garden fences and tipis, impromptu flag pole and awning rods. The empty space around the bamboo shapes hints at tentative rebuilding of our lives as we are opening up. Pastel colors suggest a newborn hope of freedom. The writings imbue the painting with messages about their good company.
Sergio asked Art NXT Level artists to respond to this call for art:
As the world begins to open up and artists begin to emerge from a year of isolation, how has their artwork changed or evolved in the past year and a half? This exhibition will provide insight into this question. The exhibition titled “OPENING” explores the many ways we see ourselves, our surroundings, and our psychological state after a season of global lockdowns. Art NXT Level artists are invited to submit two works that represents their current or recent state of creativity. Artwork may be realistic, abstract, conceptual, and in any medium or size. Artists are invited to submit their best works created after the pandemic. How has your artwork changed since the pandemic?
I am very grateful to Sergio for creating opportunities like this for the members. As an artist, curator, gallery owner and mentor he has lead us through challenging times with great generosity. Our weekly studio visits, live Q&A, ongoing lessons have, under his tutelage, created a warm supportive group that has kept us motivated in the game of art.