Exhibitions

BE THE GOOD by Jphono1

 in The Nicholson Gallery

Jphono_2017

Screenprints, mixed media, and one 20-foot mobile

 

“I am a human being and I make things for your see globes sometimes.”

 

Opening Reception: Friday, February 10th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk and SHIMMER: The Art of Light (see details below). The exhibit will be on display February 1-28.


February’s Emerging Artist

Don Rose The Gella Series

in The ArtsCenter’s Corridor

 

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The Gella Series explores a new medium, gel wax, traditionally used for candle making. This gel medium has a number of properties which are artistically interesting:

 

  • Transparency:  The gel is clear and has a glass-like depth and transparency. Like glass, the transparency can be manipulated with dyes and bubbles.
  • Diffusion:  Dyes added to the gel will diffuse or spread over time. Gel with a concentrated dye in contact with clear gel begins as a well-defined interface. Over time, this sharp boundary dissolves and softens. The result is an ever-changing color gradient.
  • Plasticity:  By heating the gel, it melts and can be poured into a variety of molds, creating unique shapes and textures. And the flexibly of the material allows the creation of shapes such as ribbons and rings.

 

Overall, the series explores  the properties of this unique medium with creativity and innovation. I liken it to a work of jazz that probes a theme from different musical angles.  This exploration, like working with any new medium, required an understanding of how the medium could be manipulated in color, shape, and composition. The additional dimension of time proved both challenging and exciting.  Over time, these works have evolved, and will continue to evolve. What you see today will be different a month or a year from now as dyes diffuse and spread across the surface. This may be the world’s slowest kinetic art. Enjoy!

 

Opening Reception: Friday, February 10th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk and SHIMMER: The Art of Light (see details below). The exhibit will be on display February 1-28.


 

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During the February  10th Friday ArtWalk, 24 illuminated art installations and light projections will be featured in multiple outdoor and indoor settings, from the 300 Main St. business complex in Carrboro to Roberson Street and beyond in Chapel Hill. SHIMMER: TheArt of Light, presented by Chapel Hill’s Parks & Recreation Department , is a free, one-night event planned in cooperation with the towns as well as local organizations and businesses. For more information visit  http://shimmerevent.com or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/chapelhillculturalarts.

 

Todd Bereth, Patrick Fitzgerald, and Emil Polyak will have their installation Supermoon, Supersaturated on display on the east exterior wall and roof of The ArtsCenter building. More information on these artists is available here.

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If you are interested in exhibiting in the Nicholson Gallery at The ArtsCenter, click here for an application. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for the Nicholson Gallery. Applications for the Emerging Artist Series will be accepted during select periods. The ArtsCenter will be accepting EAS applications again in the Spring 2017. For more information, contact the Gallery Coordinator Heather Gerni Mulaiya at hgerni@artscenterlive.org.

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Annual ArtsCenter Exhibits:

  • Student Exhibit (March)
  • Instructor Exhibit (September)
  • Community Art Exhibit (December)

 

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