Artist, Reader, Writer

a members exhibition @ dvaa

Exhibition Runs: October 3rd - October 14th, 2018


Public Opening Reception:

Wednesday, October 3rd 5-7pm

About the exhibition:

Perhaps it romantic to imagine the lone, solitary artist. The fruits of their labors burst forth into creation like a Greek god born out of some comically ridiculous concept of divine biology. More often than not though, this not the case. Now more than ever artists are connected and informed. One could argue that this ease of communication and access to information encourages the proliferation of artistic discourse. Here at Da Vinci Art Alliance we are very interested in nurturing  artistic discourse. To do this, conversations must be had! Our exhibitions always seek to create conversations between artists as well as conversations between artworks. This exhibition in particular emphasizes the relationship between artworks in the form of pairs, one visual and one written. Artist, Reader, Writer focuses on the pairing of visual art and works of literature to create an artistic pairing between a short work of literature and your own artwork. The resulting combination could inspire comparison, juxtaposition, or inform one another in some way. Text comes from anything: lyrics, a favorite poem, an excerpt from a book, a transcribed scene from a play, a guided meditation, and advertisements. 
Along with the exhibition, DVAA  displayed a book of collected artwork information and artists statements.

Participating Artists:

Aaron Kalinay, Alan Lankin, Alden Cole, Angela Reed Breese, Arlene Solomon, Arthur B Ostroff, Barbara Dirnbach, Bill Timmins, Brigitte Knowles, Celeste Mann, Cinzia Sevignani, Colleen Brand, David Deakin, Deborah K. Simon, Dore Vorum, Edna Santiago, Eleanor Levie, Ellen Rosenberg, Emily Orzech, Felise Luchansky, Florence Weisz, Floyd Kelley, Frank Gaydos, Gary Grissom, Gloria Klaiman, James Morton, James Strickler, Jed Williams, Jennifer Brinton Robkin, John Pron, Jonathan Goldhill, Joseph Barbella, Judy Engle, Karen Stabenow, Katherine Kurtz, Kathleen Caputo Nelms, Lauren J. Sweeney, Leslie K. Brill, Leslie Sudock, Linda Dubin Garfield, Lynne Campbell, Marilyn Stubblebine, Mark Conti, MaryAnn L Miller, Michelle Haberl, Ona Kalstein, Pamela Tudor, Patricia Mancini, Phyllis Anderson, Rachael Switalski, Rebecca Schultz, Regina Barthmaier, Roz Bloom, Rusty Eveland, Sally Richards, Salome Cosmique, Sam Koren, Samantha Connors, Sandi Lovitz, Sarah Carr, Sunjeon Grissom, Susan Gordon, Susan Stefanski, Taesook Jung, Ted Warchal, Tim Barton, Warren Veith, and Willard Johnson.