“Pilot” 2015 Show
This show will run February 15 – March 31. Pilot” is a test flight of our forthcoming gallery before it is widely promoted. Submissions were limited to small group who indicated an interest in assisting us in evaluating both our approach and the logistics associated with hosting an online art show. 15 works were entered from four artists. All works were accepted. Judging criteria included originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of selected medium. Other factors, such as the clarity of the images provided and their ability to be viewed online, also contributed to the decision. “Best of Show”, “First Place”, and “Second Place” winners receive special recognition below.
Gracious thanks to all participating artists. Your beautiful creation and your willingness to submit them for this pilot run will ensure a successful future for Frequency Gallery.
For art enthusiasts with an interest in purchasing a work, please contact the artists directly. Frequency Gallery does not facilitate any aspect of sales and receives no commission. Links to the artist website or email address are found with each work where they were provided.
Best of Show
“Echo of a Distant Tide” (acrylic on canvas) by Brad Blackman
Brad Blackman has shown his work in places as diverse as his native Nashville and Florence, Italy. Most recently, he exhibited with Quidley & Company Fine Art in Boston. In Nashville, he has participated in the quarterly Untitled Artist Group exhibition off and on for the past ten years. He received his BFA degree from Harding University and lives outside of Nashville.
I’ve long been fascinated with painting overpasses and the inherent geometry of those structures. Gradually, I began painting the urban landscape that realism and abstraction merge.
What’s interesting to me is that while I find the underlying forms visually arresting — massive bulks defined by triangles of light and shadow — these man-made structures don’t last. They crumble. Eventually rust and decay claim them and grass and dust returns. Man’s testaments to triumph become forgotten ruins and disappear in the end. Our buildings and highways might outlast us, but they probably won’t be here in a thousand years. Many of them will be rebuilt in our own lifetimes. Our own mortality stares us in the face of our apparent magnificence.
Meanwhile, our world grows more noisy and cluttered. In our frantic pace to keep up, we become disconnected with who we are. I know I certainly have. I’ve been exploring abstractions based on iPhone photos that have been manipulated to create imagery that conveys a sense of peace and quiet. This is a new body of work that is still under development; we’ll see more of this soon.
In a sense, I am exploring two aspects of the human condition: our eventual demise and a certain peace that comes from wisely considering our short time here.
First Place Winner
My Everything” (acrylic) by Beth Inglish
I use an “intuitive” painting process to express my creative energy within. My instincts and energy lead the way, choosing colors by feeling and using line to create pathways connecting one moment to the next. During my process I keep an open heart in hopes to connect with the viewer — If I can tell their story through mine then we can discover that we’re not alone and walk together.
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