Deia: A Piece of Paradise
The town of Deia on the island of Mallorca is a literary and artistic enclave in one of the most beautiful parts of Spain. And within this town, Cala Deia is a cove where the views simply overwhelm and change your previous notions of beauty. The pieces in my show are reactions to the land and sea scapes before me, as well as to the people lucky enough to be there.
I was inspired by images of galaxies I found. The beautiful flow of colors; intricate forms; and the mystery of such spectacles in the darkness of infinite space.
Artists’ Reception: June 9, 4-6 pm First Friday Reception: June 7, 6-8 pm
IN THE GARDEN GALLERY
Yuno D. Baswir
The visual forms of my paintings occur as the result of the arrangement and the accumulation of many circles. The circles are neither silent nor still. They spin. They keep moving. They are alive. There may be 70 circles, or 700, or 7000. There could even be more than that.
There is a name on each circle.
Each circle utters a name.
Each circle utters the same name.
I have made the act of painting as an act of remembering God.
To me, art is a tool to get close to God.
My painting is the flow of praise. It is the prostration of the heart.
Dhikr means remembering and commemorating God.
I shot this series using an instant film camera while on my honeymoon in Iceland. I wanted to showcase the moody yet mystical nature of the stunning landscape and transport the viewer to a place that would evoke unusual and even unsettling emotions.
I love using all different cameras and experimenting with different photographic mediums. I often alternate between my DSLR and a variety of minimal control cameras. I previously created a series using a plastic Holga camera and recently shifted to using a Fuji Instax. Sometimes the freedom to just focus on the simple controls available helps me concentrate on the feeling I get when I see the finished work, rather than achieving some kind of perfection.