The Insistent Now

November 14 - December 24
Curated by Michael Abarca 
In the Sullivan Family Gallery

There is no time like the present. The Insistent Now is an exhibition featuring the work of eight Cleveland area artists whose selected works are commanding attention to the here and now. Whether it's through tackling current issues, interpreting elusive experiences, or constructing idealized, perennial landscapes, these artists explore, address and confront the demands of an ever-expanding present.

Lane Cooper's paintings of fractured imagery inspired by cinematic stills are an attempt to capture the elusive experience of complete understanding. Vibrant fragments produce a heightened sense of time and motion to resemble an ever-shifting reality.

Michael T. Meier explores the idea of the painting as object- the result of our psychogenic response to the piece whereas the image itself is the abstraction. His work strives to break down time, space and the appearance of truth to better understand our own identity and relationship to history.

Nikki Woods paintings of highly decorative centerpieces focus on the tension between depiction and abstraction while dealing with contemporary desire and false romanticism. Utilizing traditional representational painting techniques, Royden Watson portrays everyday objects and materials that often go overlooked, like plywood and tape, to address contemporary issues of knowing, seeing, and the value of direct experiences.

Andy Curlowe describes his paintings as “exploring the blurred boundaries of natural forms and planes encountering the sharp geometry of human calculation.” Compelled by childhood memories of exploring nature, his past experiences are a key formative element in shaping his present and his work.

Sarah Kabot intricately cuts out images of people from the front pages of the Sunday New York Times.

 

BAYarts Holiday Shop

Unique One-of-a-Kind Gifts

November 22 - December 31

The Dianne Boldman Education Gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland of handmade gifts, holiday cards, ornaments, home decor and tons of local art.

Holiday Shop Open House: November 22 from 10 am - 4 pm

Holiday Shop Holiday Hours:
mon thru sat 9 - 5
sun 12 - 5
tue & thurs til 8

Holiday Trunk Show: December 11 from 7 - 9 pm
Join us for a night of holiday, fun & friends
Featuring: Images in Bloom, Lori Paximadis Jewelry, Freckle Face Jewelry, Local Goat Lotions, Vintage Novella, Girls Give Back/Lake Girl, Eva Sherman & Beth Martin

ARTISTS: Contact Karen to inquire about selling in the Holiday Shop karen@bayarts.net