April 3, 2018

The Power of Color

Dynamic of color by Polly Guerin

A panel discussion considering the impact and role of color in contemporary art. The discussion will look at color in art in the hands of three painters, and a professor of color theory.
Douglas I. Sheer, Co-founder and Chairman of Artists Talk on Art, artist and writer.
Polly Guerin, Professor of color theory, Fashion Institute of Technology, author “The Story of Color,”
Art Guerra, painter and principal of Guerra Paints & Pigments,
Kathy Cantwell, painter
Suzan Shutan, painter.

The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South (East 20th Street near Park Avenue South) Manhattan. In the Sculpture Court on the second floor. East side subways to 14th Street, Union Square stop.
: The Dynamics of Color by Polly Guerin shows how color is a universal language that governs the vast landscape of our existence in every aspect of your daily life. The book is an easy-to-read compilation of practical information on the psychological aspects of color preferences and their effect on personality, lifestyle and cultural interests The author reveals how color is integral to music, art and poetry, to fashion and and even to the food we eat.The basic historical information and Chakra definitions as well as inspirational advice enhances the readers' innate understanding of color as a valuable adjunct to acquiring a happy outcome.

Suzan Shutan

Art Guerra, Guerra Paints and Pigments

Kathy Cantwell

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April 24, 2018

Scandinavian Art: All Dark and Tormented?

Sol Kjøk, "Spiraling Smoke 2"
Mixed Media on Panel 48 x 36 inches

Norwegian and Swedish artists living for years in NYC share their experiences and opportunities exhibiting internationally.

Joyce Romano,
ATOA Board Member
Sol Kjøk,
Anders Knutsson, artist
Anki King, artist
Johan Wahlstrom, artist
Irene Christensen,
artist, ATOA Board Member

Sol Kjøk

Born in Norway, Sol Kjøk is the Founding Director of Mothership NYC and Last Frontier NYC in Brooklyn, two production and presentation platforms for international artists. After studies in Paris, Vienna, Medellín and Cincinnati that earned her three graduate degrees in humanities, she obtained an MFA in painting at Parsons School of Design in New York. Her life-size paintings and drawings, which originate as performance, have been featured in 100+ shows worldwide and are represented in several museums and public collections internationally, including Cincinnati Art Museum; The Nordic Museum of Drawing; Museum of Shaanxi Province, Xi’an; and the Osten Museum of Drawings . www.SolKjok.info

Anders Knutsson
"#15 The Good Green" 2016 - 17, 74 x 52 inches

Anders Knutsson, from Malmo, Sweden, began work as a full time artist in 1970 and moved to NYC in 1976. His work evolved towards reductive monochrome. He became part of the Radical Painting group with Hafif, Marioni, Mosset, and others. His painting took a dramatic turn at the end of 1979, when he introduced phosphorescent minerals in his work. These were exhibited at Albright-Knox, Buffalo, Williams College Museum, and other venues. From 1999 he created ‘luminous’ paintings on fabric and objects and worked with choreographers and musicians. He added sound and created an improvisatory art work integrating light, painting, movement, and sound. He worked with realistic drawing and painting since his move to Brooklyn in 1990 to better understand light and space. In 2010 he returned to work with painterly monochrome to further study color and light https://AndersKnutsson.com

Anki King

Anki King grew up in a small village in Norway. After completing her arts education in Oslo, she moved to New York City in 1994 and studied at The Art Students League until 1998. King exhibits frequently both in Europe and in the US. Her work is included in private and public collections including the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, FL. King has also exhibited at the Katonah Museum of Art, NY, the Las Cruces Museum of Art, NM, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Tokyo. She teaches and lectures at institutions such as The Art Students League of NY, Pelham Art Center and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. In 2010 she was the winner of the Artist of the Year Award in the London International Creative Competition (LICC). www.AnkiKing.com

Johan Wahlstrom

Johan Wahlstrom, born in 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden, has been focused on describing our contemporary social political landscape through art. Wahlstrom's ironic series “Social Life” captures his sense of our estrangement from both conceptual and formal points of view. A fifth-generation artist, it's in his blood. His first creative direction was rock and roll on keyboards and as a singer. He toured with Ian Hunter, Graham Parker, Mick Ronson, as well as numerous Scandinavian artists. After 18 years, the rock and roll life caught up with him and Wahlstrom moved to a small village in France. There he did nothing but paint for seven years, part of that time under the tutelage of Swedish artist, Lennart Nystrom. Wahlstrom’s dark narrative paintings of heads and torsos are inspired by cryptic, often ironic social critiques that he collects on scraps of paper in his studio. Wahlstrom currently lives and works in Jersey City, NJ. His work has been exhibited since 1998 across Europe and the US. www.JohanWahlstrom.com

Venue: The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South (East 20th Street near Park Avenue South) Manhattan.
In the Sculpture Court on the second floor. East side subways to 14th Street, Union Square stop.

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Awarded a graduate fellowship to Hunter College,
 Giordano holds an MFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
She is represented by June Kelly Gallery. www.JoanGiordano.com

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