Metamorphosis Press Release
PRESS RELEASE – 05/22/2017
For Immediate Release, Abstract Art Show, NY
Contact person: Florence Northcutt, Howland Cultural Center
Basha Maryanska and Kathryn Hart: Metamorphosis // Meta + morphe //
The Howland Cultural Center is pleased to announce Metamorphosis, a dual exhibition presenting internationally renowned artists Basha Maryanska and Kathryn Hart, opening June 3, 2017, 3-5PM at 477 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508; on view June 3-24, 2017.
The show is titled "METAMORPHOSIS.” The word comes from ancient Greek which means the profound transformation in form, substance, or structure. The concept of ‘metamorphosis,’ or shape changing, is ubiquitous throughout history, whether in the arts, mythology, biology or geology.
Art of both of these artists demonstrates passionate work in two different media. Both of them create interesting drama and contrast complementing each other. Kathryn Hart and Basha Maryanska have been showing their Art together nationally and internationally.
Kathryn Hart’s mixed media constructions are sculptural and physical and reflect a belief in the endless ability to rise from the ashes and start anew. Like an alchemist, she often alters her materials with chemicals, temperature or pressure to transform them and offer a pathway into new territory. For her mixed media monochromatic constructions she uses found objects, soft and hard materials like wires, metal, ropes, and wood pieces and transforms them into magic shapes and compositions.
Kathryn Hart - is internationally-awarded, multi-disciplinary artist, whose work has been the subject of numerous museum, group and solo exhibitions. Her artwork is in private and public collections worldwide, including the Ministries of Culture France and Poland and several museums. A film about her was aired on public television as part of the “DenverCreates” series in January 2017.
Basha Maryanska - is highly internationally awarded in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, installation, fiber art, performance, photography and graphics. Her paintings are in many private collections in many countries of Europe and Asia and also in permanent collections of museums including Harvard University, the National Museum of Gdansk, Poland and the Museum of Casimir Pulaski in Warka near Warsaw, Poland and the Ministries of Culture France and Poland.
Basha Maryanska is a painter who delves into emotional and psychic inspiration catching the moments of life. She paints the energy of places, situations and feelings, air and wind, light and darkness, and her world based on her dreams and meditations.
Her paintings marry an aesthetic of rich paint and bold, yet nuanced color into abstracted imagery which feels simultaneously reminiscent and otherworldly. She developed her own techniques using layers making structural texture and deep colors on her canvases.
For more information, call 845-831-4988. https://www.Howlandculturalcenter.org