March 29 – April 24, 2013
The Clement Art Gallery
Troy, NY 12180
On Friday March 29, The Clement Art Gallery will open an exhibition of twelve artists who’s work is exquisite, peculiar, astounding, dazzling, fascinating, mystifying, curious, delicate, magnificent, fantastic, alluring, unusual, enticing and Beautifully Strange.
The artists that comprise this exhibition remind us that magic in art still exists. You just have to push aside the standard, run of the mill cookie cutter abstracts, landscapes, and decorative print designs which seem to fill much of today’s artworld. Once you make your way through this thicket of the mundane and lay down your guard of what art should be, your rewarded with a visual feast, filled with imagination, symbolism, emotion, dreams and stories.
As author Jeffrey Thomas writes in his catalog introduction “It should not seem odd or unlikely that strangeness can be beautiful…the beautiful strange. “What we find unusual inspires our interest, our curiosity, our sense of wonder.”
For more information: www.beautifullystrangeart.wordpress.com
Contact: Jon Christopher Gernon, curator
Carrie Ann Baade – Lori Field – Jon Christopher Gernon – Robert Gullie – Steven Hazard – Steven Kenny – Caitlin Hackett – Sara Petruziello – Richard Kirk -Cheryl Anne Lorance – Robert Jon Robison – Benjamin Vierling