With this exhibit, Dogbotz Boneyard Gallery explores the themes, designs and techniques of Abstract Art. Art historians typically identify the early 20th century as an important historical moment in the history of abstract art. During this time, artists worked to create what they defined as “pure art”: creative works that were not grounded in visual perceptions, but in the imagination of the artist. Influential works from this time period include “Picture with a Circle” (1911) by the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky and Francis Picabia's “Caoutchouc” (1909).
The roots of abstract art, however, can be traced back much further. Earlier artistic movements such as the 19th century’s Impressionism and Expressionism were experimenting with the idea that painting can capture emotion and subjectivity. It need not simply focus on seemingly objective visual perceptions. Going back even further, many ancient rock paintings, textile patterns, and pottery designs captured a symbolic reality rather than attempting to present objects as we see them.
Therefore, Dogbotz Boneyard Gallery is presenting through this exhibit more contemporary abstract perspectives of life today.
Artists included in the “Journey into Abstraction” exhibit:
- Eugenia Abramson (Oil) - on exhibit
- Nandita Albright (Acrylic) – on exhibit
- Jenny Berry (Acrylic) - on exhibit
- Kelly S. Billette (Watercolor) – on exhibit
- Phyllice Bradner (Intaglio Etching) - on exhibit
- Pristine Cartera-Turkus (Acrylic and Oil) - on exhibit
- Tara Herbert (Oil) – on exhibit
- Kathleen Kills Thunder (Acrylic) – on exhibit
- Mary McShane (Acrylic) - on exhibit
- Michael Pierre Price (Digital Art) – on exhibit
- G. Clark Sealy (Intaglio Etching) - on exhibit
- Judy Thorley (Acrylic with Pen and Ink) - on exhibit
- Roger Wedegis (Oil and Mixed Media) – on exhibit