Far & Wide Panel Discussion with juror Daniel Belasco

sun01jul4:00 pmsun6:00 pmFar & Wide Panel Discussion with juror Daniel Belasco4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Details

The juror for FAR & WIDE National, Daniel Belasco, Director of the Al Held Foundation, will lead a panel discussion about the work he selected for the exhibition. The theme for the exhibition is “Little Big Things” and applicants were asked: ” How much emotional impact and conceptual depth can you convey in a small work?”  Three of the artists from the show will be on the panel: Gina Dominique Hersey,  Clare Kahmbu, and Rebecca Murtaugh.
In his juror’s statement Belasco wrote: 
“In a world turned upside down, is art a mirror or a corrective lens? The artists selected here—33 from among 192 entries—captured my interest because of their poignant responses to this question. Each work is an accomplished vision of the world of today, containing an amalgamation of craft and concept that compels the viewer to think simultaneously “wow” and “huh.” Furthermore, these works can be grouped in larger conversations through shared formal strategies, some of which include an accumulation of repeated forms, two shapes in dramatic tension, eccentric narratives, irregular perspective, and the domestic uncanny. These works are tributaries flowing into a larger river of Surrealism, invented in the 1920s to liberate personal psychology and critique the prevailing bourgeois normative values. Nearly a century later, aesthetic modes of Surrealism remain relevant today because they afford effective methods of capturing the paradoxes and instability of life. In their individual fashions these artists visualize the spaces between internal and external that can be both exhilarating and terrifying.”


(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Woodstock Artists Association & Museum

28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498



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