iDraw iPaint iSulpt iPhotograph

I would like to express my gratitude to Peter Jacobs for introducing me to the wonderful institution of Pierro Gallery, South Orange NJ, with Judy Wukich, Director, and her incredibly dedicated volunteer which I have had the great pleasure of working with on several occasions.

"iDraw, iPaint, iSculpt and iPhotograph" is a gathering of artists that dare to use basic materials that would nowadays be considered "old school". Simple but powerful basic tools and materials are used to express what lies deep inside the eyes of an artist. In my opinion, as we move further into this century, these past generations of "main stream artists" that have survived into the present almost seems to be void of the skill, craft and even vision of their predecessors and instead seem drawn to the "trendy" styles of the day making "catchy" and often very expensive "happy techno" accidents. The much desired "wow factor" quickly becomes the "was factor" as it drifts away from the stage of longevity. I strongly believe that the artist must go through a process of seasoning and maturing at their craft. A time in which is needed to grow and develop a sense of identity. An identity that is defined by mastering skills combined with a divine-like creativity leaving a defining signature in whatever medium used. This process is repeated throughout history among the great names in art. The artist can transcend their thoughts and record it on a surface for all to see. This quest for truth, beauty, and timelessness in a world tarnished by the fall of humanity is a struggle that may perhaps take lifetimes to accomplish.

The artists portrayed in this exhibition all work with the materials that directly involve the artists' creative hand. Each work demonstrates a unique joy far surpassing visual comprehension.

marco munoz


Drew Knapp - Drawing
Bonnie Maranz - Painting
Barbara Wallace - Sculpture
Evonne M. Davis - Photography
Curated by Marco Munoz

October 19 - November 23, 2008

Opening Reception: October 19, 2008, 2-4 pm
Artists’ Gallery Tour at 2 pm

The premise of this exhibit is the sheer joy of creation and expression, a sense of great immediacy: a hands-on, soul to
head to creativity manifested in physical form.

The Pierro Gallery of South Orange
Baird Center
5 Mead Street
South Orange, NJ
(973) 378-7754 - Ext. 3

Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 pm, or by appointment. Exhibitions are free to the public.
The gallery is wheelchair and handicap accessible with large print.

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