ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr. The public is invited to ” Mysteries of the Forest: Ouroboros, Spirits, and Feminine Power” with Allison Kotzig on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.
1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561) 832-1776 armoryart.org
AT THE ART SALON:
TUESDAY, March 7, 2017
6:30 -8:30 pm
” Mysteries of the Forest: Ouroboros, Spirits, and Feminine Power”
IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY
There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.
“Dark Ouroboros” by Allison Kotzig
Allison Kotzig’s current work is focused on concepts of impermanence, myth, feminine power, fertility, cyclicality and infinity. A large part of her practice involves artistic deconstruction of social justice. Bones and found objects, both natural and human-made are used, along with video, paint, hide, and board. Her video work explores dream and trance states brought about by light reflection and movement as they relate to identity, transformation, mystery and transcendental experience.
Allison Kotzig inside Installation Art Piece
She is an installation, video and mixed media artist who works and shows internationally. Her work is rooted in the mysteries of the forest, dream states, social protest and womanism. After leaving school and striking out on her own to explore the world as a young punk rock feminist at age 15, Allison Kotzig lived in her car in a protracted journey across the United States. After returning to school, studying Neuropsychology and getting a Masters Degree in Medieval History from Dublin’s Trinity College, she now splits her time between Miami and Slovakia.
“Ouroboros nest egg” by Allison Kotzig
In Slovakia, she helps run an Inn and organic slow food restaurant which is focused on growing their own vegetables and keeping bees. She is a co-founder of the Slovak-based cook4refugee, a volunteer organization that cooks and delivers food to refugees on the move and in transit camps, and of the Miami-based collective Artists For Black Lives Matter.
“Forest Spirit Rising Installation at FAT Village Dec.,2015 by Allison Kotzig
In the USA, Kotzig has recently shown work at The Box Gallery and “Unleashed” at the New Arts Venue in West Palm Beach, Art Fort Lauderdale, the Projects in FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale, “Resurrecting Venus” at The Amadlozi Gallery, Miami and numerous other locations. Internationally, she’s had a solo shows organized by the Embassy of Ireland in Bratislava as well as with Beddington Gallery in France. She often shows work in service of cancer research with Gemlucart in Monaco. Her video work has been screened in Spain, Bangkok, Venice, Rome, Naples, France, as well as in many locations within the United States
ARMORY ART CENTER:
The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.
For more information visit:
www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33
ABOUT ART SALONS:
Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists. Elle Schorr, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012. All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.
Videos of past Art Salon presentations are available on-line at:
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