Chabot Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce “Made In America” a new exhibit in appreciation of the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. The artists have expressed their love of country in their subject matter with bold palettes, styles and sculptural designs. The gallery is pleased to welcome three new artists: Kelli Berry whose work embodies the American and human value of freedom that evokes the “spirit of courage, love of country and gratitude for the freedoms and rights we enjoy as Americans”. Brian Hibbard whose work expresses the direct correlation between reality and our freedom to create and interpret the reality in which we live. Ken MacDonald brings his sculptural genius with his unique found object sculptures. Some pieces include tools, reminiscent of the working values Americans hold dear. Well-known artist Lee Chabot is influenced by the variety of sailing vessels that sail the seas or are in shipyards for storage of repair. Rhode Island offers spectacular racing off Newport’s coast and on Narragansett Bay. The historical evidence of Newport, The Sailing Capital of the World, provides Chabot with a wealth of inspiration as he ties America’s history of sailing into his work.
Artists: S. Chandler Kissell, Domine Vescera Ragosta Jim Grabowski and Robin Wessman have contributed works to the exhibit.
An excerpt from Artscope Magazine’s review of the exhibition in their July/August 2012 issue: “While depicting well-recognized American iconography and popular subjects, as expected, the selected artists push their work into the contemporary arena by touching on the esoteric and commenting on the serious, yet never alienate the viewer, as is often done in many contemporary exhibitions. This is an exhibition of traditional art by artists whose dedication to their craft is evident in the technical quality of the final pieces. Important cultural, economic and political dialogue is on display in “Made In America” in a manner that is compelling, yet respectful and welcoming.”
In appreciation of all our men and women who have served our country in our armed forces Chabot Fine Art Gallery will be donating and collecting donations to the Fallen Heroes Fund that serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families. Please support them by making a donation to http//www.fallenheroesfund.org/
Kelli Berry’s Still Together is a collage she created with the recent discovery of the New York Times from 9/12/2011 and a tattered American Flag. Click here to view her video: Still Together
June 19th – August 11, 2012
Courtyard Reception July 19th 5 – 9pm
Live Music by Guitarist Dylan Sevey