event | Impressionist-Expressionist Show
Apr 07, 2017 - May 31, 2017
When we think of arts most enduring and popular modalities, Impressionism and Expressionism, we don’t envision something radical. Yet in their time these movements were ground breaking and forever changed the art world. On Friday April 7th, from 5-8pm, Goldenstein Gallery holds an opening reception for Impressionist-Expressionist as part of its dynamic two-month series celebrating different art modalities. Among the featured works are paintings by Adele Seronde, Sherab Khandro, Marilyn Bos, Karyl Bennett and Patricia Griffin - all artists that continue the tradition of expressing something ground breaking with their art.
The public is invited to meet engaging local artists at the opening reception for Impressionist-Expressionist on Friday, April 7, from 5-8pm.
The daughter of former MassachusettsGovernor and Secretary of State Christian Herter, Adele Seronde is an artist, author and visionary who has created a bold body of work throughout her life. In her twenties at Bennington College in Vermont, she studied under Karl Knaths at the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., with Hans Hoffman in New York City and Karl Zerbe at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Known for her unique style of painting she does not use an easel. Instead, she prefers to lay the canvas flat on the ground, often placing additional canvases around it expanding the painting. She says of this style “The sense of spiritual space in Arizona is so overwhelming that it encompasses my whole life. I found that one canvas could never contain the energy; my paintings began to flow from an initial canvas into two or three juxtaposed canvasses, developing new rhythms and contexts. Now I feel the landscapes leaping into a variety of new shapes; the enormous vitality of these mountains and deserts, governed by their ancient presences, shouts to me and absolutely demands to be transformed into color.”
Painter and sculptor Sherab (Shey) Khandro wishes to inspire the hearts and minds of others. She is one of a handful of early western artists to receive formal training from Buddhist masters in exile in the US, bringing forth traditional sacred art in the way it has been done in Tibet for centuries. Using the neo-impressionist style of pointillism in her paintings, tiny dots of color create vibrant imagery; each stroke of the brush holds the intention of compassion.
This healing intention also carries through in her sculpture such as the bronze “Wheel of Compassion and her Intentional Jewelry . Creating of the limited edition.”
Marilyn Bos uses a mix of styles and techniques that represent a synthesis of many years of experience. Her use of layers, often 100 or more layers on a single painting, plays with light and shadow to evoking the essence of the Red Rocks. Each painting dynamically changes as the light reaches the various layers and the sculpted texture unexpectedly capturing the Canyons of the West and the abstractions of nature. She says, “I believe painting is the most nonintrusive way to heal ourselves and others, silently without word or sound, through the eyes into the soul.”
Throughout April their inspiring group exhibition Convergence: All Things Coming Together will run concurrently. This show at their new gallery space at 150 SR 179 captures the excitement of the intersection of mediums, artists and the diverse presence of the gallery, felt citywide throughout Sedona.
The public is invited to join these and other artists at the opening reception for Impressionist-Expressionist on Friday April 7th from 5-8pm. In partnership with Chamber Music Sedona there will be a special preview of their Spring Music Festival Concert with the Speltz family and special guest, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt at 7pm. Each member of this ensemble is a renowned musician, many of them multi-award winning. Brook Speltz, while performing with the cello rock band Break of Reality, had the online video of their Game of Thrones cover go viral: It received over 8.5 million views.