Charlotte Segal

Show ran from 12/1/2000 to 12/23/2000

New Work, oil on canvas

Abstractly figurative forms activate the surface in establishing a strange place where figures are at one with the ground area as well as with gestural strokes and line. This continues Segal’s interest in representing the essence of humanity through pathways of shape and color.

Josefina Posch

Show ran from 12/1/2000 to 12/23/2000

Trepidation- Red, White, Blue, video

A short experimental video by Swedish artist Josefina Posch. The loop illustrates the trepidation of a generation left with the task of redefining their cultural identity after experiencing the abolition of both national and social borders, both within the European Community and on the World Wide Web.

Youth of Teen Living Programs

Show ran from 12/1/2000 to 12/23/2000

The Self-Portrait as Role Model, mixed media

The young people of Teen Living Programs have created an exhibit of mixed media self-portraits. Each artist has selected a photo image of a celebrated citizen and built a dual portrait – a representation or abstraction of themselves over an image of some unforgotten individual who in many ways inspires us all. These works are done primarily with found materials so as not to tax the environment. Teen Living Programs works with homeless, runaway and exploited youth to get them off the streets and on the path to healthy and productive futures. Unfortunately, there are many ways that teens can end up living on the streets. The Department of Justice estimates that every year, over 1.7 million teens experience homelessness in the US. This may happen because of a breakdown in a family relationship, or if someone in the family home is abusive. Sometimes teenagers are told to leave their homes by parents as well, for whatever reason. There is a whole host of potential reasons, but whatever the cause for homelessness, these teenagers need support. What do you expect most teenagers to be doing? Hanging out with friends? Buying fake id from fake id sites and going to parties? Playing sports? Well, these teens who experience homelessness don’t have any of that. They are alone and suffering.

Beth Shadur

Show ran from 12/1/2000 to 12/23/2000

New Works, works on paper, ceramics

Shadur will be showing not only narrative works on paper, but ceramic sculpture pieces that also are narrative in content. The works use realism in their development of images, but are surreal in their combination of objects in unexpected scale and color. These pieces show Shadur’s signature rich, saturated palette as well as an almost compulsive attention to detail. In fact, obsession and compulsion have become a theme in these new works, as has the subject of “mid-life.” Shadur makes reference to autobiography with a nod to images of her time spent living in Colorado and Florida, yet she encompasses more universal symbols to reflect the thought of a woman approaching the middle years of her life.

Frank Williams

Show ran from 12/1/2000 to 12/23/2000

The Burden, installation

For the last eight years American artist Frank Williams has lived, worked and exhibited in Moscow and throughout Russia. His impressions of the Russian transition were first expressed in his dramatic metaphorical series titled “The Burden That is Me.” His current installation combines the large “Wheel” from that series and a site-specific selection of his photographs documenting his Russian experience. In ARC’s interior space, the enormous scale of “The Wheel” strongly contrasts with the intimacy and small scale of the photography. This contrast reflects vulnerability and the burden that the ongoing change has placed on this ancient country and her people.

Artist talk: Saturday, December 2, 2000 at 1 p.m.

AIDS in the New Millennium

Show ran from 12/1/2000 to 12/23/2000

This group exhibition, chaired by Gwynedd Tremblay, features the work of artists who have been personally impacted by HIV/AIDS. Also included are works by artists responding to AIDS as a social concern. Proceeds of the art sales will help ARC support this exhibition and continue to present shows of this importance. In addition, a portion of the art sales will benefit the work of Open Hands, an organization that brings food and comfort to people with HIV/AIDS.