May 25 – May 27, 2016
Opening reception: Friday May 25th 6-9PM
Sulfur Studios is pleased to present Forward, a collaborative exhibition of artwork by soon to be graduates of the Savannah College of Art and Design; Kyra Crounse, Nick Dvorak, Anja Honisett and Emily Tillman. The opening reception takes place on Friday, May 25th, 2018 from 6-9pm (V.I.P preview 5pm) at Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St, Savannah, GA.
The event is free and open to the public.
Exhibition website: http://sulfurstudios.org/upcoming-exhibitions/
As a farewell to their time as painting majors at SCAD, with the precarious futures of their professional lives in the forefront of their minds – they have chosen to exhibit a collection of works indicative of their unique individual styles. The result is an eclectic combination of portrait, landscape and abstract paintings, each artist contributing a snapshot of their body of work, produced through an extensive and individualized studio practice.
The common thread found in these four emerging artists’ work is response. Whether it be to the figure (Dvorak), place (Crounse), music (Tillman) or the state of society at large (Honisett) – each painter offers a two dimensional reverberation of their internal experiences.
Kyra Crounse (Keller, TX) paints about memory and place. Using flat, matte colors and basic shapes, Crounse captures the essence of her memory and allows the viewer to create their own.
Nick Dvorak (Baltimore, MD) combines realism with elements of impressionism, his work focusing primarily on the human figure. Dvorak typically uses oil on canvas/panel or digital printing.
Anja Honisett (Melbourne, Australia) creates oil paintings on canvas involving macro images of the human face. Honisett believes in art as communication and is interested in the intersection of philosophy, sociology and art. In understanding and observing ‘the spectacle’ present day society has found itself in, she engages in a dialogue regarding persona and curated social media facades.
Emily Tillman (Daytona Beach, FL) is inspired by her spontaneous emotional responses to music. Tillman’s energetic physical process consists of the active development of a multitude of layers resulting in experimental, large-scale abstract paintings.