Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Only Black & White

 


I went to the Shemer Art Center over the weekend to see the current exhibit called "Only Black & White".  One of the members of my Art Challenge Group had a piece in the show and here it is.  

Jim Lowman is a printer who specializes in serigraphy, etching and relief printing.  His piece is called "COVID Codex" and he used a lot of Native American symbols done in silkscreen on special paper.  It's always fun to see one of our members featured in an art exhibit.  










There were some very creative pieces in the show.  I'm always impressed by the amount of talent on display at these exhibits.  The one above by Lisa Nordstrom was very clever.  It's called "Another Well Woven Story".  She has taken lines of text and woven them together.

To the right is a piece done with colored pencil called "Resilience" by Barbara Dahlstedt.  It is so finely done that I thought it was a photograph at first.











Here is another very interesting piece.  This one is called "House of Memory" and is composed nine wooden, house-shaped frames each containing a mason jar and inside each jar was an old photo.  Along with the piece was a recorded message of the artist's voice talking quietly about memories of family and friends over the years.


It was another fascinating show at the Shemer.  

8 comments:

Gemel said...

I really love these Sharon.

Andy said...

Wow... these artist have real talent. The B&W looks real good.

Revrunner said...

Interesting variety too.

William Kendall said...

The third is my favourite.

Travel said...

For the desert scene, I thought photo until I read your description. I have a quick setting on my camera for black and white. It is the right medium for some images.

RedPat said...

I love them all, Sharon!

bill said...

These are amazing, Sharon. My favorite is Resilience.

Steve Reed said...

Interesting work! That pencil drawing is pretty amazing -- such detail!