The art that is created today is how this time period will be viewed tomorrow. We want to make a difference in the lives of artists as well as a positive change in the world.
"Black & White" 2019 Show
This show will run July 1-31, 2019. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 121 accepted entries and they came from 22 different states in the USA as well as 9 other locations: Canada, Estonia, France, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Russia, South Korea, and Ukraine. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, digital, graphite, ink, intaglio print, marker, mixed media, mosaic, oil, pastel, pen, photography, scratchboard, tempera, and watercolor. Other factors, such as the clarity of the images provided and their ability to be viewed online, also contributed to our decision. “Best of Show”, “First Place”, and “Second Place” winners received a monetary award in addition to special recognition.
We were very happy to donate 10% of all entry fees from this show to Heart to Heart. HHI strengthens communities through improving health access and providing humanitarian development worldwide. For more information about them, please visit their website http://www.hearttoheart.org/. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with Heart to Heart. It is our hope that this small act of kindness will blossom and grow to help someone else.
Thank you to all the artists who participated! Your talents and skills gave us a diverse body of work to create this attractive show.
Buyers- Please contact the artists directly for sales. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery does not handle any part of the sale or collect any commission, it is solely between the buyer and artist. You may find a link to the artist’s website or email address below their work.
Ever since I was little, I was trying to show my artistic interests, like drawing on my parents’ walls with sharpie. This probably got me in trouble but It didn’t matter to my younger self, who knew art was going to be apart of me. I soon was discovering praises from teachers and other students as I bounced through my years in grade school and middle school. High school is when things started to get interesing when my parents helped me set up shows and festivals around Montana.
Town-hoping to showcase my works in a develping display tent and a blossoming identity, I soon created a business that I called Hailey Henrikson Art Life. The Art Life was a humerous nod at my “other alias” because I was into Jason Bourne and spy movies that I thought it would be funny if I had an alternative life from my normal student life.
At the end of senior year of high school, I had to make a big dicision: where to go to college. My choices were the safty net of MSU, where my best friend was going and where I would be close to all of my relatives; or, I could jump.
So I jumped, and decided to go to an art school; Pratt Institute. This was really scary to me, to go from a small town and fly across the country to live in New York. But I knew it had to be done. The end of summer was racing towards me when I got the acceptance letter to Pratt Utica. I would be living with 200 students on a small campus in northern New York. I didn’t know this place would become a home to me and I didn’t know the people there would become my family. Two years flew by and I exhibited in art shows and created works in charcoal, acrylic and oil. My style changed throughout the length of each year with the things I was inspired by and what I wanted to experience.
My second year was coming to a close that turned into a bittersweet misfortune; my mother was diagnosed and we became keenly aware that my college tuition at Pratt would be cut short from the medical bills. Devistated, I came back home for the summer with no answer to my friends or myself on what would happen to my college career and my relationships.
As a creative, I know I needed to continue to create, so I’m painting everyday for the summer and will have two shows in August 2019 that will help me once again, show what I’m made of. Sadly, I will not be continuing into Pratt Institute in the city, but I will cherish that knowledge and those experiences that I had up north in New York.
I will continue in a different college and never stop creating. My plans were changed but they will not change me. I plan to travel and study abroad to share my communications designs with various people.
If you want to see my art throughout the years and my college work, check out my website I took so long to finish: haileyhenriksonart.wixsite.com. Thanks for reading.
My name is Edgar Invoker. As an artist I see my works being a concoction of abstract and surreal. I’d say it describes not only in relation to the style of painting, but also relates to the topic of my general research interest.
I was born in Rostov-on-Don in 1977. Being passionate about painting since early years I always gravitated towards “darker” and “drearier” entities and concepts as oppose to traditionalistic artistic discourse in Russia. Nevertheless, I graduated from the local art college with Art Teacher diploma in 1998. Then I pursued further artistic education in renown Repina Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg which I got my Masters degree out of in 2007.
Least to say those institutions are considered very conservative and traditionalistic even now. This in a way created a “necessary” struggle to determine my artistic pathway – quite dark and obscure – as an opposition act to what he was told art’s supposed to be.
For last several years I’ve been interested in consciousness, cognition, machine learning and AI. What fascinates me the most is how human’s consciousness adjusts itself during the perception of external world.
There are some mechanisms of such adjustments that I’m curious about above others. For instance, one of them is categorizing the information perceived into groups or “catalogues” which are then utilized to recognize new objects. Another one is false memories and circumstances under which those are being developed. Last but not least – perception mistakes that occur during object recognition or when consciousness alters different states.
The actual moment of object recognition I consider crucial in artistic act. Main creative question I am trying to answer is whether we able to discover something beyond known while interpreting familiar objects or is it gonna be always trapped within predetermined catalogues of memory?
Previously I used to study those phenomena by working with Rorschach approach – using abstract forms to crystallize images lying within my own consciousness. I challenged the paradigm of interpretation relying solely on this pre-existing database. I was interested to achieve an entity that wasn’t yet present. I’d say “InVersion” is one of those work representing such effort. Now for that purpose I often reproduce digital images by analogue means. This way I strive to melt several visual languages into a new one – being a metaphor to discovering the unknown.
Until recently, I lived several blocks from a vintage cycle shop, where they restored and sold old motorcycles. I got permission to photograph some of the bikes so I could draw them. “Heart Of The Machine” is the product of one of those photos. I decided to just focus on the engine, rather than drawing the entire motorbike. I especially liked the way the light played off the different types of metal and chrome.
My process involves taking photos of subjects that interest me, either human or inanimate objects that I want to draw. Then I compose my drawing by cropping and editing the photo I select. After the drawing is sketched, I load the photo onto my tablet where I can zoom in as needed to see the smallest details when I apply the charcoal. The more detail I can add, the better and more realistic the drawing will be.
Besides drawing cars and motorcycles, I also enjoy drawing male and female figures from photos I have taken and posed.
Other favorite subjects are everyday household items, like empty tin cans or light bulbs of different sizes and shapes. I try to photograph and draw them in ways that transform them into unusual pieces of art. Anything nostalgic interests me as well, and I frequent antique and ‘junk’ stores, looking for good subjects that will challenge me.
I now live in Palm Springs and find the midcentury architecture here quite interesting, and may experiment with that in the future. Vintage cars and car shows are popular here, as well as original signage at motels, apartments and businesses, preserved from the past. New inspirations are always good and welcomed.
I strive to add more life and realism to each new drawing I create. For me, it’s all about the tiniest details and that is what my clients have come to expect from my work.
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