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Joan Harmon: AFTERMAETH/Pat Hickman: AFTERTHOUGHT
April 24 - May 18, 2013
Christa Toole: SYMBIOSIS
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25, 6-8pm
Joan Harmon: AFTERMAETH
The inspiration for "Aftermaeth" is that moment after a storm when all is quiet in the wake of extreme violence.
Our manmade world is rearranged & rewoven with nature's forces and a new charged moment experienced.
Another reference is an excerpt from Herman Melville's Moby Dick, "The Lee Shore" which seemed to resonate
with the sculptural moment I envisioned. Here is a small portion of the excerpt I have included in the aural
aspect of the sculpture...
"Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid
effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire
to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?"
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Pat Hickman: AFTERTHOUGHT
NEW WORK - FIBER SCULPTURE
I walk in the woods or down the sidewalk, seeing what's right there, or not, distracted. Either way, present or
preoccupied, I may glimpse, out of the corner of my eye a shape or form or even an idea. It lets me play with what's
See more at www.pathickman.com
Christa Toole: "SYMBIOSIS"
Painting and Mixed Media
Symbiosis - oil, wax, thread on wood, 12" x 12" each
SYMBIOSIS is close and often long-term interaction between two or more different species.
Christa Toole's work explores the subjects of biology, science, energy and transformation. Using paint, thread,
wax and other materials, her work transforms these materials into a fluid image. This body of work highlights
the nature of shared existence, its complexities and harmonies. "SYMBIOSIS" explores the relationship between
objects or forms and what they share between them. Her work utilizes forms that speak to each other with
shapes that connect across canvases. The images are reflective of biological forms that at once refer to the
microscopic and can also represent the macro levels of space. The work simultaneously highlights those
similarities and underscores the persistent yet intricate laws of the universe and nature. Energy is a constant
in all levels and is shared across entities. Energy moves from one realm into another or one body or form to
another; its properties may change but the force remains constant.
Christa Toole was chosen as a winner of the National Juried Competition curated by Tricia Yunjoo Paik,
Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art at Phoenix Gallery in 2006. She has exhibited her work at
many galleries in New York City and around the world including Phoenix Gallery, Cue Gallery, Artists Space,
NurtureArt, Zone Chelsea, Galerie Scherer8 (Berlin, Germany), Palazzo Gotico (Piacenza, Italy), Phoenix Center
for Contemporary Art and has participated in art fairs such as Fountain Art Fair during Armory week in NYC and
Fountain Art Fair in Miami during Art Basel.
See more at Artistsnyc.com