BRATTLEBORO, VT -- Six new exhibits reflecting a wide range of artistic styles, mediums, and concerns open at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) on Saturday, March 17. From hand-cranked kinetic sculptures made of household objects to elegant black-and-white watercolor landscapes, the new exhibits affirm BMAC's commitment to exhibiting contemporary art in all its forms. An opening reception for BMAC members and the exhibiting artists will take place at 11 a.m. The exhibits will open to the general public at 1 p.m.
"3D Color" consists of painted aluminum sculptures by New York-based artist Gloria Garfinkel. Viewers are invited to reconfigure the sculptures by flipping panels and twisting colored discs. "I find intriguing the concept that a finished painting is complete, done, frozen in time, never to be changed," says Garfinkel. "I want you to see how it feels to change a piece of art and feel the excitement of experimentation."
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The Museum of Arts and Sciences presents an exhibition of twenty five vibrant paintings, sculptures, and prints by New York artist Gloria Garfinkel. The artist, whose work combines complex geometry and painterly invention, is particularly fascinated by the traditional Japanese kimono and obi.
An exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints, featuring bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.
“The artist, whose work combines complex geometry and painterly invention, is particularly fascinated by the kimono, the traditional dress of Japan and the obi, the wide sash that is worn as a belt with it. She appreciates the “beauty and tenacity” expressed through the garments and notes that Japanese women continually recycle and layer fabrics to create unique looks and patterns. Garfinkel is also inspired by the color field artists of the mid-20th century who explored different optical effects by manipulating their canvases. Garfinkel carefully arranges her forms in very specific ways to create a uniquely approachable and participatory aesthetic experience.”