Mar 1st 2017

Bechtol, Cloud, Singer: Opening Reception

@ ARC Gallery

2156 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Opening Wednesday, March 1st, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, March 25th

In “Scene & unseen: Persistence of Vision,” Nancy and David Bechtol present photographic works that are charged with contrast of visions. They are an intense couple whose art and lives exude the study of contrasting real and surreal and engage a visual match of the natural and unnatural. David is presenting images of photographic panoramas and intimate views of nature while Nancy’s photographs depict the wild side of her mind’s eye.

Laura Cloud’s “RE(Tracing) Morocco” is the result of a residency program that she attended during the summer of 2016 at Green Olive Arts located in Tetouan, Morocco. During the nineteen seventies, she had the experience of living in Morocco for two years. While in residence, she revisited and documented contemporary Morocco through photo, video, sound recordings, journal entries, and drawings. RE(Tracing) Morocco layers past experiences, memories, personal history, etc. the contemporary.

Alisa Singer believes the general public needs to become more aware of the compelling facts regarding climate change and the many ways it is impacting our planet. She was attracted by the aesthetic design elements of scientific charts and graphs, and intrigued by the idea of using art to help draw attention to their urgent message. She sets out to develop an approach to marry her art to this cause by using as the “blueprint” for each of the digital paintings in the series, “The Art of Climate Change,” a chart, graph, word, number or symbol representative of a key fact about climate change. Her discoveries have shown that the art makes the science more accessible, and the science makes the art more meaningful.

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