OUT OF BOUNDS: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION OPENS TODAY!

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Opening day is finally here. I am overwhelmed by the amount of love and support I have received from family and friends and the OOB artists during the long journey toward creating this exhibition. With deep gratitude, I am happy to share the Out of Bounds exhibition catalogue with you!

You can download the Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression Exhibition catalogue for free at organicartfarm.com

 

Curatorial Statement by Shelita Birchett Benash

“I always wanted to be free.”~ Thorton Dial

Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression is an international all media exploration of how deep creativity and fearlessness push artists outside the lines of traditional methods, applications and ways of seeing. The featured media are emblematic expressions of the untethered spirit that knows no limits.Out of Bounds seizes upon that symbiotic dialogue between viewer and artwork. And through social media’s real-time connectivity; the artist also becomes part of the conversation. With this action, the exhibition will attempt to break out of the static material gallery space; onto virtual platforms. By using various 21st century technological modes of direct communication; this exhibition serves as a fluid work-in-progress exposing the featured artists to the viewer’s gaze and gallery experience. Out of Bounds seeks to facilitate perspective cross-connections that forge new and significant links between viewers and artists, while revealing art’s value as a participatory culture and meaningful place maker. The interactive nature of the exhibition gives viewers the ability to openly engage with the artists as they consider the artworks, the power of personal narrative and unfettered creativity.

“Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression” has a corresponding Facebook page, Tumblr blog and Twitter account where viewers are encouraged to actively participate digitally with the artists. QR codes inside the exhibition also take visitors directly to Vimeo.com, where they can watch short films and videos by the “Out of Bounds” digital storytellers

https://www.facebook.com/freedomofexpressionexhibition

http://outofboundsfreedomofexpression.tumblr.com

https://vimeo.com/user36403724

 

 

RB Scrap: "Salvaged Steel Recycled Art & Mixed Media Mosaic Mural" Work in Progress

Richard has been working on the salvaged steel sculptures on the junk yard fence line for several years now. This year we are planning to finally complete it. So, Richard's been hard at work cutting out all sorts of whimsical animals and trees from salvaged steel. We met a very talented painter who will paint a mural. I will mosaic several of the trees and we plan to offer several trees to the community kids to paint this summer. 


Richard with long-time friend Larry. They are planning the layout of the whimsical animals that Richard cut out for the gate front. Notice the mouse by Richard's foot. 4/6/14.

Richard with long-time friend Larry. They are planning the layout of the whimsical animals that Richard cut out for the gate front. Notice the mouse by Richard's foot. 4/6/14.

Brian helped with placement, while Richard directed. Larry was ready to weld the animals and trees into to place. 

Brian helped with placement, while Richard directed. Larry was ready to weld the animals and trees into to place. 

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Richard recently  collaborated with very talented painter, Smezs Lorinzer. Richard gave Smezs this salvaged steel sculpture to paint and this is what he returned! We are excited to continue the collaboration by having Smezs work on the junk yard mural with us. Smezs gets Richard's whimsical aesthetic. With this much vibrant attention to detail, we feel the mural will be dynamic and breathtaking. 

Richard recently  collaborated with very talented painter, Smezs Lorinzer. Richard gave Smezs this salvaged steel sculpture to paint and this is what he returned! We are excited to continue the collaboration by having Smezs work on the junk yard mural with us. Smezs gets Richard's whimsical aesthetic. With this much vibrant attention to detail, we feel the mural will be dynamic and breathtaking. 

This painted salvaged steel sculpture will be featured in the Blue Door Artists Association Yonkers Library Show at the end of April. Will post dates soon. 

This painted salvaged steel sculpture will be featured in the Blue Door Artists Association Yonkers Library Show at the end of April. Will post dates soon.