Leon's Thoughts on Art

Fluidity Exhibit: Opening Reception At Union Street Gallery August 9

 


Female Nudes, By Leon Sarantos, At Fluidity Exhibit


The reception for our Fluidity exhibit at Union Street Gallery is next Friday, August 9, 6 - 9PM.    My painting, Female Nudes, will be on display. This figurative art uses a loose style that suggests the forms with one nude standing and the other reclining in a very quiet mood.  It is part of a series of artworks that present the interplay between abstraction and realism.  


Fluidity Exhibit


Fluidity is an exhibit of art that is fluid, calm, subdued, and peaceful.  It is a regional, juried exhibit that includes 30 works of art by 29 talented artists from the Midwest region. Artworks include painting, photography, sculpture, digital art, and mixed media.  The juror, Renee Klyczek Nordstrom is a  Union Street Gallery Studio Artist and a professional, practicing artist for over 30 years. Klyczek Nordstrom has curated and juried numerous exhibitions in the region.


Fluidity celebrates subtlety and grace in artwork. We often see the bold and the shocking receive the most attention. The idea is to have an exhibit of art that is far from literal and in-your-face; an exhibit that focuses on compositions that minimize straight lines, harsh colors, or frenzied activity, and instead rely on tranquil and subdued, curvilinear or organic elements.  Many of the pieces in this exhibit embody the definition of fluidity which is "smooth and graceful in a way that seems relaxed." While the art is subtle, the impact is powerful. The intimate nature of the artwork compels the viewer to reflect on the pieces longer, allowing connections to form, emotional or spiritual.

 

Join us and meet some of these fabulous artists Friday August 9th, 6-9pm. Refreshments and adult beverages will be served. Admission is free but a minimum $5 donation is appreciated. The exhibit is on display from August 7 until September 7,  Thank you and hope to see you there!  Union Street Gallery is located at 1527 Otto Blvd.  Chicago Heights, IL 60411


Exhibiting Artists:


Richard Benoit, Cynthia Brinich-Langlois, Carol Brockman, Rexanne Coad, June Finnegan, Alicia Forestall-Boehm, Kate Froemling, Paulina Gal, Margie Glass Sula, Lea Goldman, Kim Guare, John Gutierrez, Janet Hamilton, Sharon Harper, Linda Lane Haynes, Donna Hoyle, Mark Kennedy, Mary Jane King, Paula Mattson, Claudia McCarthy, Ahavani Mullen, Gina Robbins, Leon Sarantos, Stephan Smith, Kati Toivanen, BJ Wooley, Rachel Yurkovich, Susan Wungluck Zale,

 

 

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Union Street Gallery