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ArtHouse429 Presents “Background: Cultural Inspiration in Contemporary Art” with Benefit for March of Dimes

ArtHouse429 brings long-lived cultural inspirations from around the globe to the current contemporary art scene.  Artists in this fascinating international exhibition include Addonis Parker, who creates spirited images that deal with sexuality and African imagery; Lucia Ferrara, who adds a distinctively Italian flavor to her often romantic mythological imagery; and Kamran Riazi’s handsome paintings influenced by historic Persian calligraphy. “BACKGROUND:  Cultural Inspiration in Contemporary Art” opens on April 10th, with a Public Reception.  This is a benefit for the March of Dimes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some of the images here.

 

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“BACKGROUND:  Cultural Inspiration in Contemporary Art”

Opening Reception

Thursday, April 10, 2014 – 6:30pm @ ArtHouse429

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Since the beginning of humankind, we have roamed the planet in search of ways to express ourselves. Some tribes utilized the self as a human canvas through body decoration, while others fashioned feathers into adorning headdresses. Native Americans produced beautiful decorative blankets that also had a useful purpose, while Eskimos devoted long winters to carving intricate images of creatures from the sea. In every culture creativity was certainly a part of conveying a love of craft and resourcefulness that was often found in utilitarian objects. Even Picasso was influenced by African masks discovered in an exhibition in Paris, which persuaded him to explore geometric shapes and prompted the invention of cubism.

 

"School House"

“School House” by Helen LaFrance

 

Now art is international, with individual cultures around the world influencing art trends; making stars out of young artists who have found a way to utilize their talents, while holding onto their traditions. The world is a big round melting pot of creativity that is no longer isolated, but can be instantly accessed. 

 

 

 

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Technology has made the world, society and culture a continuously tangible influence. ArtHouse429’s new exhibition, ‘BACKGROUND,’ surveys the rich and varied differences amongst artists producing work in faraway places, while commenting on notions of contemporary art. 

 

 

Artists in this fascinating international exhibition include Roy Carruthers, Lucia Ferrara, Helen LaFrance, Hakuryu, Carl Craig, Orlando Chiang, Nzingah, Addonis Parker, Alavaro Rojas, Kamran Riazi, Anthony Burks Sr., David Gather, Gerard Fortune.

 

 

"Cleopatra" by Lucia Ferrara

“Cleopatra” by Lucia Ferrara

 

Lucia Ferrara, who has a distinctively Italian flavor to her often romantic mythological imagery; and Kamran Riazi’s handsome paintings influenced by historic Persian calligraphy.  Based in Italy, her work references Roman and Greek myth, they are even more gorgeous in person – they are huge paintings almost 7′ tall.

 

 

 

Hakuryu

Hakuryu

 

 

Hakuryu is a Japanese artist, originally from Tokyo but is based in Shonan, Japan currently. For the first tie-in  in fashion/hip hop culture history, he became a part of a custom made Nike Air Force One design, collaborating his Japanese painting images to be on limited edition airbrushed sneakers, for sale world-wide.

 

 

"Church Picnic" by Helen LaFrance

“Church Picnic” by Helen LaFrance

Helen LaFrance is a highly collected folk artist (Oprah Winfrey has a larger version of the ‘Church Picnic’).  Born in 1919, she truly represents American culture as she has been through so many revolutions and movements in our history.

 

 

 

"Diana" by Lucia Ferrara

“Diana” by Lucia Ferrara

 

ArtHouse429 is proud to announce that March of Dimes will be our charitable partner for this event!  A suggested $10.00 donation at the door, as well as a portion of all proceeds will go to March of Dimes.

 

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For more information about The March of Dimes, please visit: marchforbabies.org

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Please contact  Gallery Manager,  Mary Coyle at 561.231.0429 or by email manager@ArtHouse429.com.

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