Monday, June 23, 2008
"Germany To Grenada"
Although worlds apart these two countries are well represented here in the Pacific Northwest through the work of fine artists Kenneth Susynski and Joachim McMillan. Each self taught artist will present some of their finest work at C Art Gallery at 855 Hiawatha Place South in Seattle from June 26-August 10 with an artist reception scheduled July 10 from 5:30PM-8:00PM. The exhibit seeks to capture how cultures can have an impact on the images presented but at the same time how these images have similarities through color, subject matter and passion of the artists.
Susynski's current work searches within for truths that define his own personal experience, truths which embolden and enslave him dutifully, truths which transport him freely between his past, present and future. He is drawn less to artistic influences than to the impact of those select few who have peppered his life.
McMillan, born on the Caribbean island of Grenada, has no formal art training and notes that his father has been his greatest influence. He started painting with watercolors and acrylics for galleries in Grenada. His signature work includes painting with oils and a palette knife. Each painting tells a story that will draw you in and make you want to touch the highly textured canvas. Currently residing in Portland, Mcmillan's work was recently featured at Festival Sundiata.
This exhibit continues to enable C Art Gallery to address its mission to use visual art as a means to promote cultural dialogue and minority artists. For more information contact the gallery at 206-554-9444. You may also view the artists work at www.cartgallery.net.