It's Back! Bombay Sapphire Danny and Russell Simmons are working together again to host the 2013 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series a nine-market juried exhibition. The artist call is open and the excitement is sweeping across the country and we want to make sure every great artist you know has a chance to participate.
One first place winner will be selected in each market and will advance to an exhibition during Art Basel Miami at Scope art Fair during the first week of December, 2013.
SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN
Don't miss your chance to participate in the 2013 BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series. Your participation last year provided a collection of the most imaginative art submitted to date and we hope you submit your original inspired artwork again this year! BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® and Russell and Danny Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation continue its longstanding partnership to identify the most imaginative talent in the field of visual arts. A select group of artists will be chosen from online submissions and gallery events to exhibit their work during Art Basel in Miami.
Curate NYC IS BACK! Free Call-for-Entries opens in early September 2013. Join dozens of curators, 1,500+ artists & scores of art lovers for citywide exhibitions and a free online showcase. Accepting digital art, drawings, film/video, installation, mixed-media, painting, photos, prints, sculpture & more! Plus a $2,500 Cash Prize for the top entry in our new NYC25 competition!
COLLIDEscope: The Birth, Metamorphosis and Evolution of the Abstract Actual
Corridor Gallery March 24th - May 4th 2013
Brooklyn, NY – February 24, 2013
The talents of Elizabeth Knowles, Julian Lorber and Ai Campbell will be featured in a mixed media exhibition entitled 'COLLIDEscope: The Birth, Metamorphosis and Evolution of the Abstract Actual' opening on March 24, 2013 from 4-6pm at Corridor Gallery at 334 Grand Street in Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Amber D. Harris, this exhibition promises to be one of the most aesthetically and intellectually provocative art events of the spring.
Whether its grand scale colorful installations, complex techniques or monochrome orbs, Knowles', Lorber's and Campbell's abstract interpretations of the world around them is inspired by naturally occurring phenomena. Diverse in their mediums, materials and methods, each artist share a basic commonality in their creative approach: a deep devotion to the exploration of the macro through the lense of the micro. In order to grasp the essence of any particular entity, whether it's intangible or tangible, abstract or concrete, these artists first disassemble it then study the movement of its single most basic abstract components. When this intellectual membrane is successfully penetrated, passageways to unearthing fundamental absolutions become illuminated thus social, spiritual, societal and most of all, personal phenomena can be properly assessed and articulated.
COLLIDEscope: The Birth, Metamorphosis and Evolution of the Abstract Actual prepare to take its viewer on an intimately stimulating journey on how isolated abstract ideals converge on a collision course to form the concrete tangible. Emerging from their cosmic infancy and changing forms as they begin their juxtaposed flight with one another through spatial reality, the abstract is ever evolving until it reaches the precipice of maturation. At that point, an abstract kaleidoscopic rainbow of acrylic, organic shapes, paper mache, black ink, fragmented patterns, x-ray film and even window soot collide to provide new and converged absolutions to complex philosophical issues that we face today.
Alongside Harris in her curatorial New York debut, Knowles, Lorber and Campbell is redefining and breathing new life into the articulation of the abstract artistic identity. For more information, please contact Amber D. Harris 617.308.0262 or firstname.lastname@example.org