Stanford Art Spaces
April 27, 2007 to July 5, 2007, Stanford Art Spaces features this exhibit:

Kristin Abbott
Illustrations
Salma Arastu
Paintings
Carol Manasse
Paintings

Baobab Tree © 2007

Homeless I © 2007

Grecian Sunset © 2007


This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus, primarily in the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS). The building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the CIS reception desk.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or

Kristin Abbott
 
Gathering Blue © 2007

Illustrations bring stories to life. I remember dreaming as a kid – of Farmer Ted flying his tractor airplane in a race, reading to a giant squid on the bottom of the ocean, soaring on a magic carpet, attending the Emperor’s Lantern Festival, or having my own pet alligator. I wish to create an illustration which for some child is the most exciting, beautiful, tense, disgusting, peaceful, surprising, serene or hilarious scene they have ever seen. My greatest hope is to produce the emotionally sublime moment that makes the story remembered forever. Although I work in the children’s market, I hope the narrative quality of my illustrations is also fun and interesting enough for adults to appreciate. I consider myself a storyteller as well as a painter. Without a mystery or a question or at least a good laugh it’s not as compelling for me. The story motivates me through all the sketches and studies and color roughs, and by the end I can hardly wait to step into the story with my paint.


For more art by Kristin Abbott, click here.




Salma Arastu
 
How Do You Solve The Problem © 2007

Undefined energy inspires me to fill the surface of the canvas with moving lines and penetrating textures. I apply layers of colors and then embroider with pen and ink. It is an ongoing process. The different layering materials that I use bring out subliminal images. In my present works the theme is people; crowds of people, moving together, merging together, in groups, conversing, dancing or arguing, people of all lands with their colorful fabrics and intimate gestures, lyrical movements and intricate patterns. Some works are direct influences of Indian folk or miniature art. Others are total abstracts. In my efforts, I have tried to bring Eastern spirituality and western techniques of painting learned over the years. Through the contrasting elements in my work, I yearn and search for unity, and when that unity or balance is achieved, it brings about a tranquility and joy.


For more art by Salma Arastu, click here.




Carol Manasse
 
Horses of the Apocalypse © 2007

Carol Manasse is a contemporary cubist known for her unique and entirely original designs. Her engaging portrayals will challenge the viewer’s perception of depth, reality, and motion. The exhibit consists of a variety of fragmentation styles and geometric interpretations. Carol not only utilizes traditional cubist shapes, but also incorporates S curves, arcs, and waves to provide a greater geometric complexity. Each painting provides a mesmerizing, surreal twist on a diverse subject matter, which includes landscapes, seascapes, animal scenes, and human forms.


For more art by Carol Manasse, click here.



Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
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