Exhibit to feature local artists
North Countryman Northern Tier – January 1, 2005
PLATTSBURGH – North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (Plattsburgh) in association with Norte Maar For Collaborative Projects in the Arts (Rouses Point) announces the exhibition titled Metaphor in Structure, featuring three of Plattsburgh’s most promising emerging artists. On exhibit will be new works by painter James Juron, sculptor James Ryan, and video artist Ryan J. Wilson. An artist reception will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. with a informal gallery talk with the artist beginning at 4 p.m.
Throughout the history of art, artists have referenced symbols, played with allegories, and channeled myths to create personal notations–illusions of the world–furthering insight into psyche and offering comparisons to the physical world. These three emerging artists, use distinctly different modes of expression: for Juron it is paint, for Ryan it is sculpture, and for Wilson it is the film. Their work is representative of unique minds, skilled hands, and experienced eyes, yet each has a similar accent: their allusion to metaphor.
James Juron, a recent graduate from the painting program at SUNY Plattsburgh, paints figures straddled by architecture. “They are a combination of the psychological and the observed,” he describes. Mr. Juron’s dark paintings, elicit an inner light playing on psychological depictions of states of being: hope, despair, grace, and absence.
James Ryan, a recent graduate from the sculpture program at SUNY Plattsburgh, will present new works in steel. “The strongest feelings I have about my work are linked to its reality and sense of urgency,” Mr. Ryan states. His sculpture plays on our perception of various materials and questions their purposes, abilities, attributes, and strengths.
For more information call the NCCCA at 563-1604.