Making Visible

Making Visible Exhibition Opens at Summit Artspace

Color is the first thing that will strike visitors to Making Visible, an exhibition of paintings, mixed media fiber and photography on display from October 1 through November 7 at Summit Artspace Gallery.  Featured artists Maria Zanetta, Annette Boncek and Jeffrey Eason are in no way shy about using extremely bold colors in inventive ways.  The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, October 1 from 5 to 7 pm to celebrate the show opening and meet these audacious artists.

Westside Akron artist Zanetta, the 2011 First Night button designer, admits she is inspired by the early 20th century avant-garde painters Matisse and Derain, who used such vivid, non-naturalistic colors that a critic labeled them the “Fauves” meaning “Wild Beasts” in French.  Zanetta’s acrylic and mixed media canvases are also influenced by Spanish-born cubist Picasso and other Latino artists.  Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and educated at the National School for the Arts, the artist earned a doctoral degree from Ohio State University.  Since 1995 she has taught a wide range of courses in Hispanic literature, language and culture at University of Akron.

Tallmadge artist Boncek creates two- and three-dimensional artworks using appliquéd quilted fabric, colorful threads, acrylic paint, exotic beads and recycled buttons from her travels around the United States.   Born in a rural mountainous area, Boncek spent time in the woods as a youngster where she developed a personal sense of nature.  Her pieces in Making Visible examine the question of change through natural elements such as flowers, spores and pollen.

Bath photographer Jeffrey Eason says the term “organized chaos” has a connection with his creative work and his daily routine as a middle school art teacher.  He has taught at Old Trail School for twelve years.  Eason builds collaged photographs with the computer – overlapping images, exploring color relationships and changing the opacity of layers to reveal or conceal information within deeper layers.  Viewing his work is like a treasure hunt discovering hidden images, puzzles and visual games.

Free Summit Artspace Events
Meet-the-Artists Reception
Friday, October 1, 5 pm-7 pm

Artwalk
Saturday, October 2, 5 pm-9 pm

Sunday Sampler
Sunday, October 3, 12 pm-5 pm

Artwalk
Saturday, November 6, 5 pm-9 pm

Sunday Sampler
Sunday, November 7, 12 pm-5 pm

 

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