The library’s first art exhibit in 2022 is “New Year’s Art,” now available in the Reference section.
It features paintings, papier mache, mixed media constructions, collages, needlework, knitting and a button encrusted walking stick by three very fine and very different Clark County artists Adra Fisher, SueZ Early and Ryan Case. All three are self-taught. Everyone has their own style? Lots of styles?
No style? Great aesthetic intuitions and propensities to play? That rings true.
This show is colorful and subdued, representative and surreal, festive and tragic. A famous mistaken quote from Proust (I know she is famous because I saw it on a map by Mary Englebreit) is: “The real voyage of discovery is not in seeing new places, but in looking with new things. new eyes. “
What Proust actually wrote (paraphrased) was “The Only True Voyage of Discovery[is]to contemplate the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others.
Works by Ryan Case, Suez Early and Adra Fisher will let you see through the eyes of three talented local artists. After
while putting on this show, I felt euphoria and apricity even though night had fallen. (Apricity is a
big word for this time of year. Look for it.)
“New Year Art” is a show that deserves to be masked. Come see for yourself.
After marveling, stroll through the art section of the library and take an imaginative refresh. Recommended for this show: “The Innocent Eye”, Jonathan Fineberg (704 Fine); “Maria Kalman: Various illuminations”, Ingrid Schaffner (709.2 Scha); “Passing in the Outsider Lane”, by Dan Prince, a native of Clark County (709.2273 Prin); and, Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art, Susan L. Aberth (759,972 Aber). “The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington”, Leonora Carrington (F Carr) comes highly recommended for fans of Kelly Link and Angela Carter.
In February, Joan Pruden’s photography students at Calvary Christian School will exhibit photos in the reference section of the library.
Individuals, classes, organizations and clubs are welcome to exhibit. Call or email 859-744-5661, ext. 110; [email protected]
Have a good week and be vigilant in avoiding this microbe. It’s been a while, so I don’t want to be sympathetically scolded: get vaccinated; hide yourself; social distance; wash those mittens.
We love to see you at the Library.
Longtime contributor John Maruskin, who knows all about the library, wrote this for the Winchester Sun.