July Issue 1999
Concept To Conclusion At The Greensboro Artists' League
The Greensboro Artists' League will present Concept to Conclusion, an exhibit that takes an in-depth look at how works of art are created by tracing the artistic process from the inception of an artwork to its final form. This exhibition will be on view through July 9 in the League's Gallery, located in the Greensboro Cultural Center in downtown Greensboro, NC. Featured are the works of Jessica Almy-Pagán, Balint Birkas, and Todd Drake, Triad-area artists working in three different media, and examines how materials and artistic processes inform the evolution and successful realization of their artwork.
Jessica Almy-Pagan is a conceptual artist who has shown/performed her work internationally. Her installation performance piece, titled Saltmark: Syncopate focuses on the concept of flux, and incorporates the disparate elements of an old set of stairs, salt and other natural elements, playing the barimba (a South American musical instrument), and slide projections.
Balint Birkas is a painter/sculptor, recently relocated to the Triad from California, who shapes and molds canvases into evocative organic forms, then paints them in successive layers of paint. Birkas's professional experiences with architecture and film have influenced his painting, moving it out of two dimensions and into three.
Todd Drake is a widely-exhibited Greensboro painter and printmaker who works in two dimensions from the subconscious level. His paintings, prints, and drawings begin as random marks on a surface, evolving into sophisticated dream-like visions with a surreal quality. These abstract qualities are balanced skillfully by Drake's attention to formal qualities of light, volume, and composition.
The Greensboro Artists' League is a non-profit organization that supports and showcases established and emerging artists within the Piedmont Triad. G.A.L. is a funded member of the United Arts Council. The United Arts Council works to improve the quality and accessibility of the arts through its financial and administrative support of 14 local arts organizations.
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