First Friday Reception October 7, 5 - 8pm Gallery opens at Noon Week-end gallery hours Friday, Saturday, Sunday, noon - 5 pm
SSAA Members John Ryszka II, Kevin Gross and Matt Kubik are joining forces to present a multi-media exhibition that will transform the gallery into an experience of light, shadow, and color explosion. The three artists’ coordinated vision is expressed in a variety of media and technique, often in nontraditional materials including video, plastic film, wire screen, computer generated images and unconventional use of glass. The opening event will extend the exhibition beyond the gallery walls with both sound and light images projected onto the sidewalk and street. Original music has been composed to accompany the exhibition by Matthew May. The artists’ books and gift items will be available in the Gallery Shop.
Ryszka's manipulated glass sculptures are of faces, figures and creatures. Ryszka’s new larger sculptural work explores human interaction with generated resonance patterns as a metaphor for our life journey. His pieces use glass, shadow and light to create a spatial experience.
Gross's computer generated fractal images create mystical worlds of swirling light at the interface of two different worlds. Gross says, “Fractals are mathematically based and created using computers. One world is calculated, logical, objective. The other world is emotional, soul-stirring, subjective. What fascinates me about my fractals is their beautiful, organic patterns and luxurious colors. I find them emotionally and spiritually exhilarating".
Kubik's glass, molded wire screen, cast fiberglass, labyrinth and reflective mylar sculptures celebrate the human form, ancient symbols, and the transformation of space through shadow and reflection.
This exhibit will run through Sunday, October 30.
The Southern Shore Art Gallery is a non-profit association and has become known for monthly themed exhibitions which give established and emerging artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work. The Gallery is recognized throughout NW Indiana and Chicago where exhibitions have been cited as “pick of the week.