Since the Museums inception in 2011, IAMA has presented a permanent collection from Asian and European masters of the past. Looking ahead into our own future, we wanted to shed light on current perceptions of art and created a special exhibit dedicated to the modern art of our era. The quarterly rotating exhibit, Light Space, was conceived thereafter beginning in September of 2018. The works of experienced and established artists have been selected for Light Space, displaying works from photography to mixed media, sculpting, and installation art.
November 9, 2018 - February 22, 2019
Artist Reception: Friday, November 16, 5 - 8 PM
This series of abstract works is painted with acrylic, metal leaf and genuine gold. The reflective quality of metal leaf adds a luminous dimension to the composition. The earliest use of gold can be traced back to ancient Egyptian civilizations, and gold leaf is most commonly recognized as a major decorative element of illuminated manuscripts from the middle ages. The traditional choice of medium has been strikingly reinterpreted in this contemporary fine art context. The initial impact is of a graphic pattern of reflective material floating on a deep background, while viewing the work up close reveals a complexity of layers, as well as, the traces of the artist's mark-making and the nuanced texture of the gold leaf applied by hand. In essence, gold symbolizes the treasured nuance of time, that which can not be distorted, and is present at the center of every encounter and memory, tracing a contour of an experience.