What a fantastic night! Exhibition Evening at the Immigration Center was a huge success. It was such a pleasure to be part of a joined exhibition of 9 artists. We had about 120 guests, live music, snacks, silent auction and several fantastic sponsors who had made this special event even more attractive.I had a pleasure talking to many interesting people and share the experience of art and its creation. I could tell all of the stories related to my art and when and why it was created. Thank you for all kind words and compliments and thank you for taking so many fliers and business cards with you.Each of us has presented different technique, subject, and different medium. There were oil, acrylics, pastels and liquid paint. Colors and shapes were rolling through the spacious room full of visitors in evening clothes. It was great to make some new friends and I hope to meet you again next year or even sooner during other types of artistic events. It was the first Exhibition Evening at the Immigration Center and there are plans in place to have it scheduled as an annual celebration of local art and artists.
I’m glad you are back to see what new is going on here.
I have entered into the Black & White Art exhibition which is hosted by Neilson Park.
As the title suggest the art work has to be black & white only. this is first exhibition out of 3 prepared for this summer and hopefully I will participate in all of them.
I have decided to compose something different than I used to.
On this painting (reading from the top) you can see an average, cloudy sky, well blend with realistic shapes. This is representing the ever changing part of our lives but at the same time is a very clear aspiration of Heaven.
On the left side we can see irregular lines, ugly, overlapping, some of them flat, some with texture – this is where we live and how unimportant it is, unclear and messy. Also it represents the passing of time and how little of it we actually have.
On the right side you can see the perfected shape of a place of worship. it is ideally white and clean, and formed, and stable against the rest of the painting. It is like an anchor of our life and stepping in it will let us see this cloudy sky.
On the bottom of the painting towards the building you can see the shapes of people. since we have only black and white colors to use I have used different shades of grey to illustrate the different characters of people. Some shapes are dark or black – thses are bad people among us who are hypocrites and the are still blending in and going to pray. Then you can notice shapes of people in the crowd with printed words on them. Words represent all the values I’m identifying my religion with and which I’m trying to communicate to the world.
The painting is full of meaning and I’m planning to show it at the Muslim Fest 2014 which is coming up in the first weekend of August.
Let me know what you think about it.
Take Care! 🙂