Sometimes art is simply play and fun. And I had plenty of both trying to decipher Carol Howard Donati’s “remarks” at the Trinity Art Gallery. Her exhibition Remark is a collection of wall-hangings made of reclaimed fabric, plastic packaging and other household remnants, and bits of nature for balance. But, as is the case with modern art, it took determination to get to the fun part.
Why art? Simple. For those moments of instant connection. When you walk into a room and there it is. That one piece. The It. Staring at you. Calling you. Pulling you closer. As if created just for you. Everything else becomes a blur because you have eyes only for It.
Looking at abstract paintings, I often wonder how artists arrive at the finished image…
Neera Huckvale created not just thoughtful, meaningful and moving pieces of art but an experience that affected me deeply and continues to haunt me, in a good way.
About a week after speaking with Sonia Del Re, I made my way back to the exhibition to see whether what I have learned affected my perception of Escher’s art. I started with the artist’s early works, the Italian landscapes, and slowly made my way through the rest of the exhibition, taking time to absorb the variety of shapes and what was happening to them.