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The “Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience” exhibit took place from April 119 through May 20, 2021 in the gallery of Art Saint Louis in St Louis, Missouri.
This is the view of te exhibit space form the entrance.
The Call for Entry
This exhibit highlights “Artists Informed by Time,” specifically artists over the age of 70 (artists born 1951 & earlier). All media, all themes, all styles exhibit where the exhibiting artists are actually the theme of the exhibit.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
Sandy writes about this piece on her blog: “Avant-Garde artist, Florene Stettheimer, from a self-portrait in the 1930s. Picasso’s painting of Dora Maar sits on an easel on top of a pedestal centered in the vessel. There are palettes of famous artists surrounding the base of the sculpture. Diego Rivera and his wife, Frida Kahlo depicted from one of Rivera’s paintings. Rene Magritte painting his wife, as is in one of his surreal paintings.”
Her statement for this piece reads: ” During my trip to New York in 2013 I went to the Museum of Modern Art to see the Rene Magritte exhibit :The Mystery of the Ordinary”. I was intrigued by Magritte’s surreal paintings and I bought the exhibit publication. After sculpting the Lovers with their faces draped in white fabric form the original painting, I decided to make Magritte’s Lovers II draped in black, because it seemed to be even more mysterious in black.
For more of Sandy’s art visit her blog.
Neil has this statement about this piece: ” This multi-media work was created from stoneware clay, recycled glass, and Tatami mat pieces. Inspiration comes from the traditional Japanese aesthetic Wabi-Sabi, a concept that embraces the acceptance of imperfection. This view appreciates beauty that is accidental, honest, and transient. The artwork is mounted on an authentic Tatami mat cut by a black belt instructor of laijutsu. Frame is crafted in natural poplar wood by a local artisan. ” For more of his work visit his web site.
Judie’s statement for this piece reads: “This piece was inspired with whimsy in mind. Play hide-and-seek to see if you can find Madeline hidden among the hiding places.”
I couldn’t find an online presence for Judie.
It was great to see another piece by Jane who attached many clat chunks shaped as a stone.
There was no exhibit statement with this piece, and I couldn’t find an online presence for her.