Sand Lake Center for the Arts

April 1 – May 15

Carolyn Abrams - Oils

"My art reflects my search for life's meaning through the exploration of the interrelations between the spiritual, physical and emotional realms. In that search, I've found a myriad of ‘vessels’ that contain and from which emanate life-giving forces. The paintings in this series utilize vessels to metaphorically contextualize the transference of energies that nourish life both physically and spiritually. Although my paintings include recognizable subjects, I'm predominantly interested in the interplay of color and form, not just representation." Carolyn has a huge following among artists and patrons in our area. Come and see her beautiful abstractions in our gallery in April and May.
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Reception: April 12 from 1 - 3pm

Divine Sunset

May 16 – June 30

Yeachin Tsai - Ink & Acrylics

Yeachin Tsai studied traditional Chinese brush painting and calligraphy from an early age growing up in Taiwan. There she experimented with new materials that characterize modern Western painting. Since moving to New York in 1993 and pursuing her MFA degree in Brooklyn College, CUNY, her work evolved into an unique style of “New Ink”—a colorful expression that retains its roots in Chinese painting and embraces the explorative impulses of Western abstraction. Yeachin’s bold images partake of an endless space of equality, and that space is populated by the movement and color of her energetic marks. The immediacy of the medium manifests as dance. They react, push and pull, with a delicate balance of space and form. It is delightful, with simplicity and richness. It often manifests as a sudden close encounter, a big surprise even to the artist herself. The artist also plays with opaque and transparent layers of primary colors—blue tone of red, with sharpness and cold passion. The forms are crisp and organic, like Chinese calligraphy, thus there is a sense of certainty. Every mark that is absorbed into the paper is unchangeable; the universe goes in, not out. Thus all forms emerge from this space and dissolve into each other. The fluent quality of the brush strokes tells a never ending story – the story of love of life.
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Reception: May 16 from 1 - 3pm

Iridescent Bubbles

July 1 – August 15

Michael Gwozdz - Collage, Acrylic & Oils

"Through composition, structure, and form, this body begins to explore childhood, upbringing, and ethnicity in modern American culture. The separation between the past and present, as well as the customs and relations maintained and lost, present the pretext for the arrived finish appropriate for each work. This work is derived from the rich history involved in figurative painting. Specifically I am interested in the late work of Philip Guston, Balthas, Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, Frank Auerbach, Rufino Tamayo, Romare Bearden, Larry Rivers and the figurative aspects of Grayson Perry’s ceramics." Come and explore the intriguing portraits created by this fine artist.
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Reception: To Be Announced

Monday December Eighth

Exhibits are free and open
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