Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Arlene Nesbitt at Collective Works Gallery
'Image Informed' is an exhibition of photomontages Influenced by ideas from Hermeticism to Hegel to Marshal Macluhan.
To be informed is to receive and incorporate data, perhaps to enhance. When a crayon drawing is laid on a photograph
and rendered transparent, line and form merge. There is a meeting of energy and object.
In ‘Bent Metal’ the pervasive energy of the drawing creates the appearance of folded cloth when it informs the photograph of creased aluminum. An image of a white rose embedded with a free form, colourful drawing becomes a figure in a distant view of ‘Dancer II’
In this age of information the opposing stance between the real (facts) and the ideal (imagination)can alter. Through a heartfelt union, something new is created. Leo Tolstoy says, ‘art is a conversation between lovers.’ Inherent in this idea is the potential for art to generate change, to inspire communion.
Opening Reception: Fri. May 21,2010 @ 7pm