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Virtual Opening of Independent Together: 30 Years of Collaboration with Spotlight artist: Joseph Van Kerkhove


About this event

Join us, August 28th at 7 pm, for this first ever live online event available on our Facebook page (@HeightsArts) via a Facebook Live, on our website www.heightsarts.org, OR via Zoom(through registering with Eventbrite)!!!

Hear from Greg Donley the head of our Exhibitions Committee, artists Patti Fields and Ray Juaire and Spotlight artist: Joseph Van Kerkhove as they speak about their exhibitions and artistic processes.

***To PARTICIPATE in the Q&A afterwards, please register with Eventbrite to get your Zoom link. Questions will ONLY be done through Zoom.***

About Independent Together: 30 Years of Collaboration: Sculptors Patti Fields and Ray Juaire often transform a variety of media to create artwork that, at times, symbolizes their professional and personal relationship and explores issues of place and memory. Their work can be singular or done in small series that play with balance, utilizing dynamic forms, conceptual narratives, and a re-imagined history of the objects they incorporate in each of their pieces. They suggest new histories in the combinations of fabricated and found objects and work to create metaphors for the nucleus of human, scientific, and metaphysical relationships. For the first time, the couple is showing a few solo works together, carving out new territory

Spotlight: Joseph Van Kerkhove: In this body of work, Joseph Van Kerkhove incorporates various printmaking techniques that expresses his personal experiences. He edits, slices and reassembles the elements of the prints to create new images and compositions. He is discovering a visual language that includes a combination of objects, surface and color. He juxtaposes objects and imagery to make the work more quizzical, evocative and contemplative. A common object like a doily or a chair is something that he finds interesting because of the personal memories they evoke. He uses its traditional formal quality along with its endless conceptual interpretations to contrast the process with an idea. The work allows the viewer to make their own interpretations of the images that relate to their memories and personal experiences.

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