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Find my Abstract and Still Life Paintings at the Value Volume Variety II Exhibit at CornerStone Art Center and Gallery, Whiting Indiana, May 2 to July 1, 2011

by Leon Sarantos in New Exhibit

New Exhibit: Value Volume Variety II

Two of my paintings, Still Life With Mannequin Hand, and an abstract, Organic Creatures Going to the Beach, are on display in Value Volume Variety II, which is a National Juried Art Exhibit, curated by Robert Stanley for the CornerStone Art Center and Gallery – May 2 to July 1, 2011.  
Best of Show Award

At the Opening Reception, I was pleased to discover that I won the Best of Show award for my Still Life With Mannequin Hand painting. 
Still Life Painting

Still Life With Mannequin Hand is one of a series of paintings in which I am developing an artistic approach that combines abstract and representational art.  The objects and shapes in this still life are readily recognizable, but are portrayed in a stylized manner with outlines in strong black lines.  An atmosphere of tension pervades the painting.  The globe is perched unsteadily on a pile of books, while the mannequin’s hand leans somewhat precariously over the edge of the table.

Still Life With Mannequin Hand

Abstract Painting

Organic Creatures Going to the Beach
is a whimsical abstract painting with soft colors. It suggests to me a strange family of beings on an outing.

Organic Creatures Going to the Beach

I am especially pleased that my art was selected by Robert Stanley who is an accomplished artist and has  juried  many regional art competitions.  His works are in the collections of: The Embassy of France, Washington, D.C.; InFocus Systems; The Lubeznik Art Center,Michigan City, IN; Museum of Modern Art, Chamalires, France among others.

CornerStone Art Center and Gallery is in the Centier Bank building at 1500 119th Street, Whiting, Indiana.  Open during bank hours.  The art exhibits are organized by 119th Street Artists.
Curator, Robert Stanley