For the last 4 years, I've been searching for unique art and traveling to faraway places to find it. In this exhibit, I'd like to share with you what I have found.
On display in our small but cozy gallery space are works from 10 artists from 10 countries: Chile, Kazakhstan, France, Scotland, Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Nepal, South Africa, and Iceland.
For each artist, I'll show 4-5 slides that help us draw parallels and understand artists' inspiration better.
For example, the French-Bulgarian artist Albena Vatcheva's work (on the left) and traditional Eastern Orthodox iconography. Notice the pose and the eyes of the two works of art.
The South African artist, Tsholo "Splash" Motong, is using traditional African Shweshwe fabric in his paintings. His work talks about his own experience with his grandmother and reflects traditional Xhosa women's headdresses.
We will look at the work of the Nepalese artist, Tashi Gurung, and his painting of the traditional Buddhist Kalachakra Mandala. And the practice of creating sand Mandalas as shown here with Dalai Lama.
We will talk about the significance of Pullman-Standard trolleybusses (from the 1950s Chicago) in the work of the Chilean artist, Lobsang Durney.
And even how traditional cuisine affects artists' work. In this case, the Ukrainian tea ceremony tradition and how it manifests itself in the work of the Ukrainian artist, Alyona Krutogolova.
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