Flavia Melendez ( Artist in Residence at the Griffis Arts Center )
Iliana Scheggia ( Artist in Residence at Expressiones Cultural Center )
Two Peruvian Artists in Residence in New London. An Incredible Art Exhibit
Opening Reception : Saturday, June 2nd. 6.00-8.00 P.M.
June 2 – July 4
Expressiones Cultural Center is proud to launch an Art Exhibition by two artists from Latin America. Two women who have came to New London for a short time, as artists in residence to two different organizations (Griffis Art Center-New London and Expressiones Cultural Center ) and now turn their experiences here into a great exhibition.
Two different visual languages and asthetic proposals that will be able to challenge and intrigue the viewer with their suggestively pieces that will be presented at Experessiones Cultural Center.
Flavia Melendez and her “Minimal Landscapes”
“Minimal geographies of forests and turns where the personages are invaded by elements of the landscape; multiplicities of composition that, as with seedlings, comprise a laboratory species. – a greenhouse where experimentation with diverse botanical references elaborates minute reflections of our being, returning us to a natural state; the serendipity of personal gardens, individual perceptions of the human character, and its own influences on the return to these surroundings, the landscape that is destroyed to later be reconstructed from industrial elements - thus creating a genre of small theatre; an infinitisimal paradox of what was once our natural world - fabric, plastic, metal, glass, leaves, branches and fruits that come together, redesigning the body; sculpting and supressing an artificial being that struggles to fabricate its own idealized nature”.
Connecticut, May, 2012
Iliana Scheggia and her: “Geometry of Chance”
"Geometry of Chance" is a game where I explore the possibilities offered me by one of the Platonic solids, the cube, and then cutting it into tetrahedra, using up all the odds, to build new forms. These new polyhedra may be manipulated by the viewer who have the opportunity to build their own. The idea of this game comes in the wake of the phrase spoken by Albert Eienstein "God does not play dice."
The theory of relativity states that the universe is orderly and predictable. But in the laws of quantum mechanics there is uncertainty, the only possibility to predict anything in the world of quantum mechanics is to predict all possible solutions or events arising from a fact. In the subatomic world, everything is a game of chance, like throwing dice. In this game, as an artist, I propose the what is most likely, but it is the viewer who throw the dice.
Connecticut, May, 2012
Exhibit and cocktail opening art reception free and open to the public