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April 28 (Thursday) 10:00 am - August 28 (Sunday) 4:30 pm
Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, Florida 33444
The Cornell Art Museum presents
The Cornell Art Museum presents illuminating contemporary art in this group exhibition. Sixteen internationally recognized artists have used light to bring their creative vision to life. Artwork in this exhibit has been featured in galleries and museums worldwide.
Participating artists include Troy Abbot, Chris Bracey, Dominic Harris, Frank Hyder, Patrick Jacobs, Mark Khaisman, Claudia Meyer, Jason Myers, Meryl Pataky, Valentin Popov, Carol Prusa, Rubem Robierb, Erica Rosenfeld, Olivia Steele, Alex Trimino and Sam Tufnell.
Exhibit dates are April 28-August 28, 2016. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-4:30 pm; Sunday hours are 12-4:30 pm from May through September; admission is a suggested $5 donation.
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Images shown here:
“Sail Away,” neon lettering on wood, Chris Bracey
“You Are Here”, hand-blown and colored neon tubing, vintage bamboo birdcage, Olivia Steele
April 28 – Opening Celebration, 7-9 pm
May 6, June 4 and July 1 – First Friday Art Walk events
July 28 – The Cornell Art Museum’s Annual Extraordinary 6×6 Art Sale
About the Artists
TROY ABBOTT (b. 1967)
Troy Abbott is a multidisciplinary artist working in digital media. His work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe and is in many Private Collections around the world. As a fine-arts major at the University of Florida, Troy Abbott studied drawing but was increasingly drawn to making videos. After graduating in 1990, he did pastel drawings and big Lichtenstein-style paintings that were all about circles. Troy is currently focused on the interaction and relationships between humans and digital technology. He uses digital manufacturing processes in his work to explore and to document the signatures of modern technology in the act of creating.
CHRIS BRACEY (1954-2014)
London-born artist Chris Bracey worked with neon and lights for over 30 years. His father, a neon sign-maker for fairgrounds, arcades, and the like, taught Bracey the trade at an early age. Bracey, in turn, salvaged lights, signs, and other objects and re-purposed them into his signature pieces. Having made his mark in London’s Soho district, Bracey’s works have been exhibited in the UK, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. His creations are in multiple public collections, have been featured prominently in films, and may be found in the private collections of Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, David LaChapelle and others.
DOMINIC HARRIS (b. 1976)
Dominic Harris is an interactive artist whose chosen palette of materials is lighting, interaction design, and electronics. Dominic’s artworks exhibit an on-going fascination between the marriage of evocative and beautiful concepts with the inventive adaptation of cutting-edge technologies. His training as an architect explains the obsessive attention to detailing and fabrication of his works. Dominic designs and fabricates his artworks at Cinimod Studio, a multi-disciplinary practice he founded in 2007. This studio is comprised of 25 people with diverse backgrounds including architecture, product design, electronics, programming, graphic design, and workshop skills. Dominic uses the resources of Cinimod Studio for the on-going development, prototyping and production of his artworks. Dominic also oversees the studio’s international projects where his fascinations are translated into larger scale projects that span residential, retail, and public art projects.
Frank Hyder is a painter, formerly from Philadelphia, but now living in Miami. He was a member of the faculty at Moore College of Art and Design. Spanning decades, Hyder’s work embraces multiple disciplines – painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, and more, all unified by his unique vision. Selections from his “luminaries” series will be included in the “Lit” exhibition. Hyder has participated in more than 150 group shows and has had over 80 solo exhibitions throughout North, South and Central America, including 10 individual exhibitions in New York City. He has been one of the few North Americans to have solo museum exhibitions in Venezuela at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas Sofia Imber (MACCSI), Museo Jacobo Borges, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Zulia (MACZUL), Museo Universidad de Los Andes and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Coro. Hyder’s major awards include a Senior Fulbright Research Grant to Venezuela, U.S. Embassy Cultural Grants, Mid Atlantic NEA, two Pennsylvania State Council of the Arts Grants and an International Art Programming Network Partners Grant.
PATRICK JACOBS (b. 1971)
Born in California, Patrick Jacobs intentionally blurs boundaries between the traditional artistic media of painting, sculpture and photography in his works. At the same time his dioramas, viewed through glass lenses, present the viewer with a spatial and perceptual conundrum — being drawn into a space at once determinate and infinite, natural and contrived, prosaic and otherworldly. Jacobs draws inspiration from sources as diverse as historical landscape painting and contemporary chemical companies’ home and garden pest control brochures. With such a fusion of influences, these quiet compositions offer a magical view of the mundane. Here, reality has been de-familiarized, and the uncanny has supplanted the commonplace. Each work consists of a meticulously constructed, three-dimensional diorama installed within the wall and viewed through a circular window of glass lenses. The combination of the negative focal length of the lenses and sculptural foreshortening creates the illusion of seemingly infinite depth within the limitations of a shallow space. The result is a distorted reality corrected only when seen through the lenses.
MARK KHAISMAN (b. 1958)
Mark Khaisman is a Ukrainian-born visual artist, who came to the United States in 1989 and currently lives and works in Philadelphia Khaisman studied art and architecture at the Moscow Architectural Institute in 1982. While in college he participated in a number of international conceptual architecture competitions. In 1983, he was accepted as a member at Moscow Artist Association, and from 1983 to 1989 he worked as a member at State Animation Studio as the art director for seven puppet animation movies. He creates his works by applying layers of translucent packaging tape on clear, backlit Plexiglas panels in order to create areas of light and shadow that, viewed as a whole, compose images of recognizable persons or objects. Khaisman’s subject matter has come from various sources, including art history, old movies, 20th century propaganda art, and his own photographs. Khaisman was a practicing architect for two decades, working in the areas of architecture, animation, and stained glass design, before he began to exhibit his tape works in 2005. He was inspired to create works with packaging tape when he looked at a tape-covered stained glass work in progress and saw beauty in the patterns made by the tape. Since 2005, his work has been exhibited by a number of galleries, mostly located in Philadelphia or in nearby areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has also exhibited in non-gallery spaces, including Philadelphia International Airport and the headquarters of Urban Outfitters.
Claudia Meyer trained as a graphic designer at Hochschule für Gestaltung and Kunst in Luzern and made the acquaintance of Anton Stankowski, the grand master of German design, in whose studio she was able to work. Later on she moved to New York and completed her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she worked intensively on the possibilities of fabric design and modern technologies. During that time she received prizes for her work and has since been creating using nature as her main sources of inspiration.
JASON MYERS (b. 1972)
Jason Myers was born in Logansport, IN and received his B.F.A. from Kansas City Art Institute (1998) and his M.F.A. from American University, Washington D.C. (2000). He is an active artist in many mediums and has taught printmaking, painting, and drawing at American University in Washington D.C. His most recent works explore cutting-edge new media, and juxtapose traditional notions of a painterly brushstroke with micro-computer technology and more. Myers’ works have been exhibited across the United States and throughout Europe. He has had several exhibitions in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Gallery representation includes Cruzenberg and Van Dun Gallery (Osterwijk Netherlands), Bogart Gallery (Knokke Belgium), Metropolitan Gallery (Hamburg, Germany) and Dock Gallery (Rotterdam, Netherlands).
Originally from South Florida, Meryl Pataky moved to San Francisco in 2002 to attend the Academy of Art University. She fell in love with the tactile nature of sculpture and pursued a BFA in the major. Meryl’s work consistently revolves around elements found on the periodic table. From silver and copper to neon, iron and carbon, Meryl creates a variety of abstract works that relate to her concept of universal connectedness. In doing so, Meryl combines technical expertise–from welding to glasswork to papermaking–with her own personal narrative, building complex pieces that invite the viewer to guess at what thoughts and experiences influenced her process.
VALENTIN POPOV (b. 1956)
A Ukrainian-born artist now living in California, Valentin Popov decided to pursue art at an early age. Born into the family of one of Kiev’s most famous artists, Popov was formally trained at the Kiev State Art Institute (Academy of Fine Art of Ukraine) and at the Kiev State School of Art. Popov works in a wide range of media and subject matter and his work is versatile and ever changing. It is not uncommon to find satire, reality, humor, and parable in Popov’s stunning works. Popov paints scenes from Venice and other European cities, often using his own photography for inspiration for his paintings. He is also well known for a series entitled Face: Portraits by Valentin Popov. Popov was inspired by Andy Warhol to create numerous portraits, which could be exhibited together to fill the gallery walls with faces. His works have been featured in private and public displays around the world, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Carol Prusa was born in Chicago, earned her B.S. from the University of Illinois and an M.F.A. from Drake University. She currently teaches painting as an Associate Professor of Art at Florida Atlantic University. She has been in numerous exhibitions and her work is in private and public collections including the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Telfair Museum, the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, and the Arkansas Art Center. Her work traveled in the Triennial Exhibition of German and American Artists curated by the American Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, exhibited at the Museum for Angewandte Kunst – Frankfurt and at the Museum of Arts and Design.
Rubem Robierb was born in the Brazilian state of Maranhão in 1976, which is also the cradle of several Brazilian poets. For many years, Robierb lived between poetry and photography using photos to translate his words into images and make them visual. As time went by, the artist found that he had little time for writing because photography had become the greatest part of his life and work. Today, Robierb says he believes his pictures are to be read. At the age of 20, Robierb moved to São Paulo, Brazil to become a professional photographer in the advertising industry. Art et Partage Association in Aix en Provence, France, sponsored his first solo show, Brezil Autrement, and a book for his works. In Zurich, Image House Gallery also presented his solo show Brezil Autrement. In Paris, Quadra Gallery presented his series Visages Metis. In Milan, The Brezil-Italy Institute presented his series African Beauty in a solo show. Four years ago, Robierb moved to the United States and now lives between New York (where he recently showed his Bullet-fly Effect series) and Miami, where he has his own studio, and is part of the Art Basel scene. In the last three Art Basel seasons he presented the solo shows Eros Thanatos, Show Me the Money and Bullet-fly Effect. His works are represented in collections and galleries in New York, Miami, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Milan, Paris, Monaco and Zurich.
Erica Rosenfeld lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She uses glass, beads, fabric, food and found objects to create her work. Aside from her sculpture, installations and performances, she has a line of jewelry and functional glass. Through all of these disciplines she seeks to make work that expresses time, conveys history, and serves as a means to preserve perceived memory. Her wearable art acts as models for her larger scale work; her sculpture becomes a memory of its smaller counterpart. Erica is a founding member of The Burnt Asphalt Family, an artists’ collective whose mission is to create unique, performance-based “installations” that reinvent objects and redefine the relationships of audience and performer, observer and participant. “Each installation activates its space at the crossroads between art, craft, and design, through innovative techniques like hot-glass cooking demonstrations, shared meals and edible sculptures.” Erica has taught at Urban Glass, The Corning Museum and Worchester Center for Crafts; she has been a visiting artist at University of the Arts, Pratt University and University of Louisville. Her work is included in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design and The Museum of American Glass. Erica also has been featured in various publications including. The New York Times, Glass Magazine, New York Magazine and American Craft. Her work is shown internationally in galleries, stores and museums.
Olivia Steele uses neon lighting to charge spaces with ironic and spiritual meaning. Her work ranges from small to large installations that employ the traditional commercial medium of neon glass to make intimate statements that often question modern culture. Steele relishes the idea of contrast and contradiction and plays with our innate preconceptions. The juxtaposition of the neon statement and the environment is placed in challenging conventional semiotics and evokes a wide range of interpretations. In dialogue with media such as facades, rivers, photographs and found objects, she tells short stories that evoke thought while enlightening the scenery with elaborate handwritings in neon glass. As Henri Nannen stated: “Art has to be provocative, it has to stimulate our thoughts.” Therefore, Steele uses iconic images such as exploding atomic bombs or the seemingly sacred cross along with deep personal sentiments to jar the viewer beyond the everyday. The nature of her content is both provocative and reflective as her work asks the viewer to consider the hidden emotions and unforeseen forces in a moment of reflection.
Alex Trimino is a Miami-based visual artist who creates illuminated fiber-based sculptures and installations. Her work re-contextualizes the traditional use of colloquial, lo-tech crafts; crochet, knittings and weavings exploring social views on civilization, technology and gender. In her work old things, old ways and new technologies commingle together; exploring how we connect to reality today. She uses embroidery and technology, creating a connection between past and present. Trimino was born in Colombia and lives and works in Miami, Florida. She graduated with a Master in Fine Arts from Florida International University. She attended Ox-Bow Artist Residency affiliated with the school of the Art Institute of Chicago as a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship for Visual Artists and is currently artist in residence at Deering Estate in Miami. Trimino has been the recipient of several awards, from prestigious institutions such as The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, The Elliot Museum, Appleton Museum of Art, Rawls Museum Arts, Cambridge Art Association and Joan Mitchell Foundation. Her work is in important public and private collections, including The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum and Girls’ Club Contemporary Art by Women. She will be having a solo show at Hollywood Art and Cultural Center, Hollywood, Florida.
SAM TUFNELL (b. 1978)
Sam Tufnell is a contemporary artist born in Los Angeles, California. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2002 from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Tufnell creates sculptural pieces using casts and molds and sometimes using items found at the supermarket that are easily identifiable. His works have been exhibited in Miami, Palm Beach, New York City, and other cities around the U.S. In 2013 he received the Solo Award Winner Art Expo NYC award. He donated works to be sold in a silent auction for the 2014 and 2015 Art Walk NY, coalition for the homeless charity. He currently lives and works in Upstate New York.
Instructor: Patricia Maguire FOR ALL LEVELS
Instructor: Patricia Maguire
FOR ALL LEVELS (Some painting experience is strongly recommended)
The focus of this workshop will be impressionist principles of painting in a modern, personalized
form, using emotional responses to subject matter. Learn how to use a limited, effective palette,
hard and soft edges and broad brushstrokes to convey your impression of a chosen subject
matter. Weather permitting, we will be painting outside as well as inside the studio, so students
should bring portable easels along with their supplies.
Friday, May 27th, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm | Fee: $165
Instructor: Hana Davis FOR ALL LEVELS This
Instructor: Hana Davis
FOR ALL LEVELS
This 1 day workshop will focus on using the model as inspiration for unique interpretations of
the figure. Through the process of experimentation, students will explore shape, gesture, color,
rhythm, and space. This will allow each person to develop their own unique vision of the figure.
Good quality paper and media of your choice: Ink, acrylic, charcoal, pastels.
Friday, May 27th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Fee: $65
Instructor: Russell Levine FOR ALL LEVELS Street
Instructor: Russell Levine
FOR ALL LEVELS
Street photography is an exercise in the art of observation: paying attention to the theater that goes on in every city and town, and capturing moments that tell stories. In this course, photographer and educator Russell Levine will walk you through the streets of Delray Beach to share insights on the art of candid street photography, from gear choices to shooting techniques. Russell shows how to immerse yourself in the thick of things, overcome your nerves and adjust your camera to respond as quickly as possible. Along the way, you’ll get an inside look at some of the most photogenic locations in South Florida. We will spend part of our class time on the streets of Delray Beach and the other part in class discussing and critiquing our images. Topics include: Street photography gear, shooting with a long lens, shooting with a short lens, photographing a crowd, focusing on people, getting permission to photograph someone, shooting people in motion, reviewing images in a classroom setting.
Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | 5/28/16 | Fee: $75
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, state 33444
Instructor: Dr. Neal Wiseman FOR ALL
Instructor: Dr. Neal Wiseman
FOR ALL LEVELS
“What we see is what we are.” Ernst Haas. The objective of this
5 hour workshop is to turn stress and stagnation into creative
excitement and productivity. You will rediscover feelings of inspiration,
energy, and persistence. You will learn to experience the “being in
the now moment” that is so essential to the creative process and
discover how your dreams can heal feelings of staleness that artists
experience at times. Lunch break 12-1 pm.
Saturday, May 28th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Fee: $140