Lyons Weir Gallery to Open SEEKING ENGAGEMENT NSA, Featuring Jack Ceglic, Tom Dash, and More, 2/6
In Seeking Engagement NSA (No Strings Attached) curator Beth McNeill explores the work of eight artists in relationship to the audience's response to what they see. It features work by Jack Ceglic, Tom Dash, Tapp Francke, Julia Greffenius, Jeff Muhs, Nika Nesgoda, Darius Yektai, and Gavin Zeigler. A reception will be held on Thursday February 6th from 6-9 pm. The exhibit will run February 6 through February 22, 2014 at Lyons Weir Gallery at 542 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm.
Art is a vehicle for artists to entice engagement with an audience. Whether literally or conceptually, art changes our personal and global consciousness. We want to know what engages you? Visitors are invited to leave a personal response that will be shared via social media.
Jack Ceglic approaches his work with immediacy, almost as an attack and yet he renders a tenderness in each piece. He creates candid and engaging life size portraits in oil stick and pastel on paper.
Tom Dash uses mixed media techniques to comment on social issues, music and popular culture. His collage and painted works in his "Pin Up" series project women and our contemporary culture.
Tapp Francke's latest mirror series engages the viewer in a process of self-reflection. The neon word and mirrored background forces the viewer to reflect upon the inherent personal meaning of what's being conveyed.
Julia Greffenius creates playful mixed media compositions of figures, landscapes, and abstraction. By exaggerating the highlights and softening the subject, her work appears illusory.