Η “Arcuda’s Eye 16” είναι μία έκθεση που παρουσιάζει τα πρόσφατα έργα του Jeff Bear, AKA Arcuda. Πάνω από διακόσιες φωτογραφίες εξερευνούν την ιδέα ότι εντελώς κοινότυπα και παραμελημένα αντικείμενα εμπεριέχουν καλλιτεχνικά στοιχεία που τα μεταμορφώνουν σε έργα τέχνης όταν ειδωθούν από τα μάτια του καλλιτέχνη.
Χρώμα, υφή, σχήμα, σύνθεση, φώς και σκιά απαντώνται καθώς περπατάμε στον δρόμο εάν ξέρεις που και πως να "δείς". Οι εικόνες αυτές μας παρουσιάζουν τι έχουν δει τα μάτια του Arcuda το 2015.
Ημερομηνία & Ώρα :
13 - 28 Φεβρουαρίου, 2016
Το Lobby του Θεάτρου του ACS Athens
Σάββατο 13 Φεβρουαρίου @19:00 - 22:00
Abstraction 100 A3 is a single image made of 100 separate images, each a part of reality often ignored before Arcuda’s Eye found it.
Abstraction 100 A4, see the note above and add “think smaller to save space.”
Amazing Feets, Genesis: A young lady I once knew liked beaches, as do I. She kept a record of all the seashores she’d visited all over the world by taking a photograph on each beach of her feet standing on the sand. She claimed to be able to identify which beach each photo depicted! Such an amazing feat of perceptual memory was suspect but memorable, and inspiring.
Extracts are details abstracted from some of my previous works to create new images.
Regression, or Mostly Black and White, shows my age. I used to take thousands of black and white pictures during my photography teaching years. Beauty can exist without color if you know how to look for it.
Objective Pieces, as opposed to abstractions, focus on a subject using all the elements of art. You can abstract what you wish from them.
Depression: For all my artistic detachment I can’t avoid the place I live and its problems. I love Greece and I am saddened by the horrible effects of its Depression. These images and poems are impressions of recent life in Athens. Many of us ignore the evidence of our plight and just get on with our own lives. Although most of us know what needs to be done to fix things, our leaders don’t seem to be very good at doing. We all need, like artists, not just to look, but to really see, and to do.
Jeff Bear, aka, Arcuda, has enjoyed the art experience for over sixty years. An American teacher of art and English for forty-four years in various locations around the world, he has seen a lot of things and is still looking around in a daze of wonder at this amazing world.
At times a sculptor, painter, cartoonist and photographer, he also has played with words for decades and scribbles poetry incessantly in his retirement after more than twenty years of teaching at ACS Athens.
Jeff lives in Athens with his Scottish wife and a three legged Greek cat. Other things that occupy his time include games like tennis, darts and poker as well as omnivorous reading, (see above photograph) aforementioned writing and just sitting around looking and thinking.