Huntington Arts Council is proud to present Objects Found Juried Exhibition, Tara Leale Porter, Juror. Exhibit is on display from February 15 – March 23, 2019. Opening Reception is February 15, 2019 from 6-8pm at the Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. This is a free event, all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Huntington Arts Council invited artists to submit work that incorporated salvaged materials. During the creative process, artists were asked to consider still lifes, Joseph Cornell’s ephemera-filled boxes, Tim Noble’s and Sue Webster’s discarded item assemblages, Jim Golden’s object photography, Jane Perkins’ 3D-collage portraits, etc. Using items that may have been found or collected-from twigs, buttons, and antiques to toys, textiles, etc.-to complete their work.
Congratulations to all of the artists accepted into this show;
Beth Atkinson, Lisa L. Cangemi, Kathleen Celestin-Parks, Janet Costello and Heather Gottfried, Naomi Diracles, Terry Finch, Jim Finlayson, Anindita Ghosh, Bill Grabowski, Jeffrey Grinspan, Lenore Hanson, Beth Heit, Julianne Jimenez, Julianna Kirk, Liz Kolligs, Stephen S. Martin, Martha McAleer, Glenn McNab, Kristen Memoli, John Micheals, Gabriella Grama, Gail Neuman, Ellen Paul, Jonathan Pearlman, Howie Pohl, Denis Ponsot, Meryl Shapiro, Sally Shore, Lauren Singer, Toxic Nature Studios, Nancy Yoshii
“Selecting for this show was challenging because of all the high quality artwork. The artwork varies from minimalist to maximalist with their narrative composed of everyday materials manifested in sublime ways. These artworks are like pieces of Jazz who found their form bebopping down the rabbit hole.” Said Tara Leale Porter of Red Lotus Fused Glass Art, Juror.
Juror Tara Leale Porter of Red Lotus Fused Glass Art creates a narrative in her artwork through a dialogue of materials. She interweaves her fused glass with found objects that have a time-worn patina to construct stories of destruction and regeneration. Leale Porter has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute and a Master of Arts in Art Therapy via Hofstra University.