Opening Thursday, January 19, the latest Foundry Art Centre juried exhibition Arbitrary Color explores not just the colors in artwork, but the entire color palette used to accentuate the concept of the work. The juror, St. Louis artist and instructor Albert Kuo, has selected pieces of artwork submitted from 106 artists across the globe. Kuo will host a gallery talk at 5:30pm before the reception begins.
Alongside Arbitrary Color, Ohio artist Joe Ciaccio, award winner from the Foundry Art Centre’s 2015 exhibition Media Matters, will exhibit in Gallery III. Ciaccio specializes in realistic portraiture and figurative work, using luxurious tones and dynamic lighting to convey his subject matter. Local sculptor Carrie Gillen will exhibit her work as part of the Emerging Artist Series in the Ameristar Gallery. Gillen’s amorphous tiled wall sculptures invite the viewer to investigate the instability within the architecture of her work and reflect on the relationship between home and self.
Enjoy food and drinks while chatting with Arbitrary Color’s participating artists at the opening reception and visit the mezzanine level to meet the Foundry Art Centre juried studio artists. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. These three exhibitions will open Thursday, January 19, 2017 and close Friday, March 3, 2017. Financial assistance for the exhibitions is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.