The National Bottle Museum Artist Space presents:
2 and 3 dimensional solo works of miChelle M. Vara
Opening Reception- August 5th, 5 to 7pm
Vara used the opportunity at the National Bottle Museum’s Jan Rutland Artist Space, to display new abstract work. The dimensional pieces include glass, metal, stone and horses in Saratoga Springs race season fashion.
Show until September 17th 2012, Friday-Tuesday 10am -4pm
Located- The National Bottle Museum Ph:(518) 885-7589
76 Milton Ave. Ballston Spa NY- the Jan Rutland Memorial Artist Space
Please Join us in the art & fun as we say goodbye Fred X Brownstein as it is his last year of curating this wonderful show and we welcome his successor. Thanks Fred it been a pleasure to work with you.
Opening reception- July 21st 4 to 8pm
35 nationally acclaimed Artist, hot dogs, Music, Ice cream, Live show
Located- Rt. 67 on the property’s around the post office
I’m reading about the philosopher Martin Heidegger’s relationship with artist Eduardo Chilida. I found there point of view very interesting and of my personal perception and thought. I enjoy, look forward to, have many, I am always reaching for more experiences. From those experiences I do build perception but with that also comes the art. My art is the heart of who I am. In this process I can say the journey reveals discovery leading to development of my works. Unlike Eduardo Chillida, I do not feel that experience is one foot in the past. I like to think that all of me even in reflection is in the present or the now.
This is an excerpt of the reading:
Eduardo Chillida engaged into a dialog with the German philosopher Martin Heidegger. When the two men met, they discovered that from different angles, they were “working” with space in the same way. Heidegger wrote: “We would have to learn to recognize that things themselves are places and do not merely belong to a place,” and that sculpture is thereby “…the embodiment of places.” Against a traditional view of space as an empty container for discrete bodies, these writings understand the body as already beyond itself in a world of relations and conceive of space as a material medium of relational contact. Sculpture shows us how we belong to the world, a world in the midst of a technological process of uprooting and homelessness. Heidegger suggests how we can still find room to dwell therein.
Chillida has been quoted as saying: “My whole Work is a journey of discovery in Space. Space is the liveliest of all, the one that surrounds us. …I do not believe so much in experience. I think it is conservative. I believe in perception, which is something else. It is riskier and more progressive. There is something that still wants to progress and grow. Also, this is what I think makes you perceive, and perceiving directly acts upon the present, but with one foot firmly planted in the future. Experience, on the other hand, does the contrary: you are in the present, but with one foot in the past. In other words, I prefer the position of perception. All of my work is the progeny of the question. I am a specialist in asking questions, some without answers.”
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