Saturday, June 18, 2011

GROUP EXHIBITION: Allure - The Power of Subtle Attraction


Opening Reception: Allure - The Power of Subtle Attraction

Saturday, June 25

Presented by William Campbell Contemporary Art

An exhibition of select works by gallery artists will be on display June 25–August 6 at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Saturday, June 25, 6:00–8:00 p.m. The exhibition will include two - and three - dimensional pieces by sixteen artists who present subtle yet compelling subject matter via a reduction to basic visual elements. The artists included in the exhibition are Kris Cox, Ken Dixon, John Fraser, Jake Gilson, Bernd Haussmann, Tom Hollenback, Otis Jones, Robert McAn, James Marshall, Brian Moore, Harmony Padgett, Scottie Parsons, Randall Reid, John Holt Smith, Kevin Tolman, and Cecil Touchon.

While such artists as James Marshall and John Holt Smith create pieces of hard-edged, slick precision, others, including Scottie Parsons and Randall Reid, take a more painterly, organic tack. Still others, namely Otis Jones and Cecil Touchon, follow a decidedly cerebral path toward lucidity. Despite these seemingly divergent approaches, the collection attains cohesion as each artist seeks aesthetic impact through an examination of purity in form, along with the interaction among elements and the space that contains them.

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