Sunday, January 8, 2012

Three Artists - Evidence + Exploration = Resolution

Personal Space - Terry Jarrard-Dimond
hand dyed, hand painted, and Mono-printed fabric
machine pieced, turned edge applique, machine quilted
42"h x 60"w - 2012

"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things." ~ Steve Jobs

Evidence + Exploration = Resolution opens next month at The Arts Center in Greenwood, SC and features paintings by Tom Dimond, prints by Sydney A. Cross and my textile constructions. I'm very pleased to be part of this show not only because Tom is my husband and Sydney one of my best friends, but because they are accomplished and respected artists who have followed their passion for art for many years.

Valmonica - Tom Dimond
watercolor, acrylic, ink jet transfer, monotype,collage on paper
27"h x 20"w - 2011

As we began to plan for this show we discussed what the mutual interest was that connected our work. This is the statement which describes that connection.

The three artists in this exhibition have found their own unique solutions for presenting evidence of their awareness and the resulting effect of personal experiences, social issues, culture, history, and media on their studio activities. Using various techniques they explore their ideas to create signs and symbols that reflect their resolutions to these influences. Viewers of the exhibition will find evidence of this synthesis in the rich variety of works on display.

Many if not most of the world religions and philosophies will say that we are all connected. I like that thought and this show is centered around the idea that despite our efforts as individual artists, there is a common bond and a connection.

Really, I Insist - Sydney Cross
screenprint with hand-colored matrix
11"h x 13"w - 2011

The show runs from January 30 to February 25th at The Arts Center which is located at 120 Main Street in Greenwood, SC. The hours are 8:30 - 5pm Monday - Friday and 9:30 - 1:30 on Saturdays.

There is a reception Friday the 3rd of February from 6-8pm and you are invited. For more information you can contact the museum at 864-953-2462.

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  1. Good luck and enjoy the moment in the sunshine! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. Congratulations on your show! Showing with Tom and Sydney should be a lot of fun. I really love the image of your work posted here - great color and composition. All the best to you for the new year.

  3. Thank you Mary Helen and Nancy. Looking forward to seeing all the work installed.

  4. These images are fresh, exciting and new. Wish I could see the show. No doubt this show will be exceptional in it's content for the people involved.

  5. The show sounds wonderful. Wish we were closer and could attend. Congrats!

  6. Wish I could be there! Best wishes for a successful exhibition, and congratulations.

  7. Thank you Chris, Marcia and Sue. I wish you could all be there!

  8. Terry, congratulations on the show! I really like this new work. It is a nice combination of your more structured shape work and the fluidity of your monoprinting. Beautiful stitching, too!

  9. Hey Rebecca! Great to hear from you and thank you for your supportive comments. It took a while to figure this out but I am excited about the results. All Best, Terry