Life Abstracted

Published by: Ness Alexandra | 4-Jul-2016
Cambridge Studio Gallery sees value in all forms of art and tries to support and create opportunities for artists to develop their expression, style and themes. In this case, the gallery has curated an abstract exhibition from submissions open to Australian artists that displays a cross section of modern abstraction and showcases the exceptional skill evident in Australia.
Venue: Cambridge Studio Gallery
Address: 52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood, Victoria.
Date: 13 - 31 July, 2016
Time: Weds to Suns, 12 to 5pm
Ticket: Free
Call: 03 9486 0169
13 "“ 31 July, 2016
Opening: Sat 16 July 2- 4pm

In its second year, "Life Abstracted" is an important opportunity for Australian artists to explore the abstraction genre.

Abstract art frees the viewer from the constraints imposed by realistic images. The mind can roam and the emotions felt can be examined. Journeys to Abstraction by Sue St. John.

More often than not, abstract art would seem to fall into two major categories. The first is bold, energetic and dynamic, while the second is contemplative and immersive. Contemplative abstracts are often introspective works that create an atmosphere of intimacy or allude to a spiritual/emotional experience. While dynamic abstracts can push boundaries with shape or form, explore geometric or mathematical themes and demand active input from the viewer.

Abstract art forms ask the viewer to look into rather than, at the painting.

Selection for Life Abstracted 2016 is based on completeness of vision and the seven main elements of composition "“ texture, form, line, colour, value, shape and movement. Works selected may have all or some of these elements in their compositions.

Building on the popularity of the first Life Abstracted exhibition in 2015, Cambridge Studio Gallery is offering a prize to one lucky artist that includes participation in a group exhibition to be held in the 2017 calendar. Announcement of this prize will be at the Opening Drinks, Saturday 16 July, 2 to 4pm.

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