Artists sought for Stamford’s Loft Artists’ 6th annual Tri-state juried exhibition
The Loft Artists Association has announced its sixth annual Tri-state juried exhibition, “The Shape of Memories,” which will take place from Saturday, Aug. 24, to Sunday, Sept. 22, in the LAA’s galleries at 575 Pacific St., in Stamford.
The exhibit is open to all artists age 18 and older residing in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, who are invited to submit their entries electronically, no later than July 15. Work in all media will be considered, including collages and sculptures incorporating everyday found objects. Click here for more specific information about submitting work for the exhibit.
A formal Opening Reception and Awards will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The juror/curator, Arianne Faber Kolb, PhD, created the concept for “The Shape of Memories.” She stated in a news release, “This exhibition explores the theme of memory and the key role it plays in art. Most artists’ works, whether on a conscious or subconscious level, reflect certain personal experiences and histories. References to the past can be monumental, quotidian or intimate. Everyday objects or places take on new meaning depending on how they are interpreted or experienced. In Marcel Proust’s ‘Remembrance of Things Past,’ the smell and taste of a madeleine cake triggers a flood of memories and transports the author to another time and experience in his life. The show will explore the various mnemonic devices artists use to create thought provoking connections and commentaries on the passage of time.”
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Kolb is an art historian and independent curator. She was the Executive Co-Director of the Carriage Barn Arts Center, a curator in the J.Paul Getty Museum’s Paintings and Drawings Departments, and a researcher in the Paintings Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has curated numerous exhibitions and her published work includes a book on Jan Brueghel the Elder, articles on old master painting, exhibition catalogues of contemporary Cuban art, and two children’s books on New Canaan architecture and history.
The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 pm. Admission and parking are free. Handicapped access is available by request only. Sponsored in part by The City Arts Partnership Program, David Martin, Mayor of Stamford, Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation, Bob and Pat Phillips and with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts.