illumination ~ refraction ~ reflection ~ luminosity ~ incandescence ~ glow
it’s effect on color vibrations ~ saturation ~ full spectrum ~ translucence
energy ~ connection to heat ~ embers ~ scintillation ~ combustion ~ prism
weightlessness ~ light as a feather ~ hummingbird ~ diaphanous ~ waves
hardness vs softness ~ contrast vs diffusion ~ glare ~ blur ~ scattering
light at the end of the tunnel ~ speed of light ~ light of my life ~ glimmer
the gloaming ~ Delft licht ~ by the light of the moon ~ shadows and light
aurora borealis ~ rainbow ~ eclipse ~ mirage ~ fireflies ~ bioluminescence
light vs dark…
A yearlong exploration of LIGHT.
In the year between October 2013 – October 2014 a group of 25 artists, led by Deb Durant, will work to create 50 pieces of artwork all focusing on the concept of LIGHT. This common thread interrelates all of the artwork pieces via each artists’ chosen aspect of light: be it literal, physical, temporal, metaphorical…
The groups’ collective works represent numerous differing media – metalsmithing, lighting, photography, written word, painting, glass, encaustics, ceramics, and textiles. The collaborators are all artists whom Deb has worked with over the past decades.
The goal, simply put: to amass an artistic collection that represents a unique community of artists. This particular compilation stems from the many creative associations formed and developed over the years by artist Deb Durant as she explored, struggled with, and finally forged an artistic career of her own. It’s a revelation of decades of work, in contact with and inspired by these talented artists. It’s also a reflection of the ways in which individuals can deeply affect you, and how they can mold your creativity.
The aim of this show is also to mark the celebration of life at 50; a momentous and deeply fruitful time in most artists lives, as they shed the insecurities of youth and embrace a sense of growing professional maturity and freedom. Often it marks a time of hitting your stride, an opportunity for sinking your teeth into the meat of your endeavors, prompting a renewed sense of ‘I’m really just getting started…’
This project will culminate in a gallery show in San Francisco this October – (to coincide with Deb’s 50th birthday) where all 50 pieces will be on display.
We welcome you to the celebration!