Q&A interviews with the artists whose work is chosen by jurors as best in show in our monthly exhibits. Learn about the stories and the creative process behind these award-winning works of art from the artists who created them!
For this installment of “Art Bites,” we look into the diptych of America Remembers/The Lives by Hernán Murno in the July open exhibit. Murno’s strong, graphic lines are reminiscent of early American Abstraction art of the 1940s. American Abstractionist work rose from a time of political unrest in response to WWII, and looking at Murno’s piece, you have the feeling that the aesthetic choice was not only inspired by the abstract movement but also reflective of today’s unique political tensions.
Rich, metallic textures are artist Yasmin Bussiere's signature, and her work Illuminations is no exception. The eye-catching work of art that took home the Best In Show for July's exhibit keeps the eye with intricate layers of parchment, oil, metallic paints, and pen.
Join us Thursday July 18 at 7 pm, as the Gallery welcomes animators Ignacio Serrano and Xiao Hua Yang. Our second Art Movie Night features a screening of Serrano and Yang’s short collaborative animation exploring intercultural identity and exchange, VESSELS, followed by a talk with the artists.
The League is pleased to welcome Julia Kwon, Artist in Residence at the NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, NY and Fanna Gebreyesus of the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, MD TONIGHT, June 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at our Artist Statement Writing Workshop (see the Eventbrite below to RSVP)!
What if pottery could float on glaze? What if glaze could be more than just function? Tomorrow we are hosting ceramics artist Ryan Rakhshan as he discusses his innovative glazing and firing techniques, focusing on the ways he pushes the boundaries of his medium. Below, we talked with Ryan Rakhshan about his process.
Hitomi and Takuro Shibata learned pottery making as professional studio potters in Shigaraki, one of the oldest and largest pottery villages in Japan. Now based in Seagrove, North Carolina, the Shibata's join The Art League gallery the evening of Friday, June 14 to speak about their experiences in Shigaraki and Seagrove, inspirations and influences, wild clays in North Carolina and their wood firing methods.
Lee Newman, the juror for our November Open, awarded a variety of Honorable Mentions from among our talented Art League Artists who applied to the November show. Below we asked our Honorable Mention winners more about their pieces and what they are working on next!
Pete has been a regular in the gallery for many years, and The Art League checked in with him about his current exhibit, "Pattern+Texture", what inspires his work, and what he's looking forward to next!
Artist and Art League instructor Beverly Ryan’s 'Drone Silhouette' seems to be suspended in air, blades whirling off the ground and ready to strike. We talked to Ryan about her process, her May 2018 Best in Show winning piece Drone Silhouette, and what makes her drone work tick.