January 2012 Featured Artists
Opening Reception: January 7th, 12 - 5pm
with wine and cupcake tastings
Meet the Artist: January 15th, 12-7:30pm (see below)
Art Raffle: January 7th - January 29th (see below)
Ryan Compton's website: ryanrcompton.tumblr.com
Christopher Kennedy's website: photoluminism.net
The Artist in Residence Program continues its mission to provide a platform for cultural exchange between Central New Jersey and nearby urban centers. To that end, our January exhibition brings together New York based artist Ryan Compton and Bucks County based photographer Christopher Kennedy. The work of these highly distinct artists finds a commonality under the theme of celebration.
Compton's contribution to the exhibition is an installation of black pennant banners hung across the ceiling of the gallery. Viewers will be familiar with these flags as a common marketing tool for small businesses celebrating grand openings and the like. By depriving the banners of their bright colors and hanging them as an art installation, Compton creates an apt symbol of our struggling economy.
Kennedy's abstracted photographs of colored light arrangements adorn the walls of the exhibition. As a celebration of the rich possibilities for human beings to capture the luminous world, these works stand as a counterpoint to Compton's austere installation. Together these artists' work makes for an exceptional visual and intellectually stimulating experience.
Horn Rimmed, Christopher Kennedy, print on aluminum
Ryan Compton is a New York based artist. He graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003. In his work Compton mixes cultural experiment with drawing, installation, and new media tools to explore context and conditioning in contemporary society.
Group shows and projects: TATE Modern, X Initiative, John Connelly Presents, White Box, and Foxy Production.
Publications: Vogue Nippon, Charley Independent, K48, Time Out New York, Friends and Friends of Friends, and White Ice Sherbet.
Christopher Kennedy, a British born artist, is currently based in Bucks County PA. After a career in feature films, Kennedy has recently transitioned into fine arts photography. Kennedy has developed a unique style he calls Photo Luminism, which is both eye catching and thought provoking. Using compositions of static light arrangements, he captures striking abstract scenes totally in-camera. These photo-luminous images manage to convey an extraordinary sense of movement and 3-dimensionality.
Kennedy has exhibited with Gallery Piquel in New Hope PA.
Meet the Artist at Old York Cellars
Inside the Artist's Studio at Living Waters Lutheran Church
January 15th, 12-7:30pm
The spotlight is on Christopher Kennedy. From 12-6pm He will meet visitors to (A)chromatic Celebrations and offer a 10% discount on his work. From 6-7:30pm He will give a presentation for Living Waters Lutheran Church's Inside the Artist's Studio program. Visitors are invited to attend the wine and cheese reception from 6-6:30 followed by a presentation illuminating the artists creative process. LWLC is located at 11 Old York Road just down the street from Old York Cellars. Click here the LWLC website.
January 7th - January 29th
Choose your own prize!
Visit the exhibition during the month of January and enter to win an original artwork by Christopher Kennedy. The winner gets to choose any one piece from the raffle gallery on Kennedy's website photoluminism.net. The piece will be printed on lightly brushed aluminum like Kennedy's work in the exhibition.