Arroyo Arts Collective at Avenue 50 Studio Presents:
Organized by Leah Knecht and Patricia Woodlin
Chantal Giddens, Leah Knecht, Renee Rusak Strouse, Blandine Saint-Oyant, Shaney Watters, Patricia Woodlin
July 14 – August 5, 2018
Opening, Saturday July 14, 7 – 10 pm, part of NELA Second Saturday
A six-women exhibition that encompasses the concept of metamorphosis/transformation from different perspectives, and in various media.
As our country is undergoing a drastic transformation, including politically, we as women artists felt that by forming our own group, a “Women’s Art Circle”, we could create opportunities and make more of a contribution to society collectively, rather than individually.
Chantal Gibbons work depicts metamorphosis of the soul, in large format mystical paintings.
Leah Knecht transforms trash into art, recycling our consumerist waste into wall sculptures.
Renee Rusak Strouse addresses the metamorphosis of nature into man-made landscapes, through aerial photography
Blandine Saint-Oyant transforms oil painting into liquid that she pours to create beautiful and organic abstractions
Shaney Watters, an avid animal lover, is presenting a series of works addressing the extinction of a subspecies and asks the viewer to consider what this transformative loss means
Patricia Woodlin photomontages reflect ancestral, social and culture metamorphosis, constantly in flux.