“Distance and Happiness” At Artworks Trenton
“MERMAID”: This painting by Elena Chestnykh is featured in “Distance and Happiness, Dreams and Time,” at Artworks Trenton through April 13. The exhibit showcases four artists working in two-dimensional figurative art that considers images of women.
Artworks Trenton presents “Distance and Happiness, Dreams and Time,” curated by Jeff Evans, on view through April 13.
The exhibition presents four artists working in two-dimensional pictorial art, and specifically figurative art that considers images of women. The artists are at once local, national, and international citizens, some with direct ties to the Delaware Valley and the greater Trenton area. This exhibition engages visitors in a dialogue regarding evocative images, influence, and disparate styles of figurative painting.
Curator Jeff Evans says, “This exhibition intends to engage local artists and visitors in a dialogue of how one subject, women, can evoke and span multiple feelings and emotions. The use of the female form throughout art history, in all cultures, has carried with it a myriad of emotions and been used to represent countless stories in fact and fiction.”
Exhibiting artist Buket Savci wrote, “My recent work is about the fleeting moments of pure joy and happiness. I create paintings addressing the ephemerality of happiness while using casual objects like balloons as a metaphor for our short-lived contentment.”
Participating artists are Elena Chestnykh, Jeff Evans, Gary Giordano, and Buket Savci. For more information, visit www.artworkstrenton.org.