Members Exhibition 2010
Members' Exhibition 2010
February 6 - March 20, 2010
All Openings Saturday, February 6 from 7-10 p.m.
This year CEPA will continue its tradition of awarding 2 EXHIBITION AWARDS. EXHIBITION AWARDS recognize those artists who demonstrate an elevated level of artistic maturity and skill in their work. The winners will receive a solo exhibit of their work in the 2010/11 exhibition year. To be considered for an EXHIBITION AWARD artists must submit 10 slides or images on CD, a slide script, an artist statement, and an artist resume with their Members' Show artwork submission. This facet of the Members' Exhibition is open to all artists. It is an option and does not affect regular submissions to the exhibit. Other awards including "Best In Show" will also be awarded.
Richard Nesbitt is one of the most unique artists involved in Autistic Services art program. Non-verbal and deaf, he communicates through sign language and written notes. Through his work, he displays a natural ability and a sophisticated understanding of composition, color theory and the use of space. The true intention of his work is unknown and so far Richard has not expressed why he works in the manner that he does, which adds another level of interest and wonder for the observer. What is understood is that Richard fully immerses himself in his work and has built an extensive portfolio of oil pastel color-field drawings. The pieces vary in size from rather small to extremely large, including one project on paper that stretches over two hundred feet in length. This is a great achievement for a person who refused to even walk into the art room when the program began back in 2002.
4-channel video installation with sound and still photographs
Power Struggle is an audio-controlled light and video installation with over 300 colored bulbs contained within an oversized white and furry monolithic box. The light configuration, which is controlled by a droning sound piece, appears strained, emits a fluctuating glow in the shape of a heart.