Stanford Art Spaces
July 2, 2010 to August 26, 2010, Stanford Art Spaces features this exhibit:

Eliana Iurato
Paintings
Monika
Paintings
Matt Rhoades
Mixed Media & Paintings

Afterdream Landscape © 2010 Eliana Iurato

Heidi's Garden © 2010 Monika

Turmoil Among the Structures © 2010 Matt Rhoades


This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus, primarily in the Paul G. Allen building (C.I.S.). The building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the reception desk.

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

Eliana Iurato
 
Prayer for a Broken Heart © 2010 Eliana Iurato

Eliana Iurato’s paintings reflect a transcendental reality that motivates contemplation and exploration of the soul. Her paintings should be viewed in the context of our own perceptions and personal experiences, as the ultimate revelation of our human condition. Two essential components of her art are movement and color. She invites the viewer to follow a visual rhythm suggesting that nothing is still but only a continuous flow of energy, and she uses hues of colors often playing them at a high key or flowing into each other in order to excite the eye and to invite an emotional reaction. Her work intertwines the representational with the abstract, to evoke a feeling rather than depicting a defined image. The images we immediately recognize are only a suggestion to bring the viewer to explore them in a more intimate and personal manner, to stir the imagination and to give the emotions a way to be finally tangible.


For more art by Eliana Iurato, click here.




Monika
 
Indian Chieftain © 2010 Monika

Art has been a lifetime passion for Monika, who has been painting and exhibiting around the world for over three decades.†Oils, pastels, water colors, acrylic and encaustics reflect her diversity, while wildlife, marine life, and land, sea and sky have been her inspirations.†Her work also reflects the culture of Native Americans, Peruvians, Canadians and Hawaiians. Color resonates throughout her work. Her motto is “If you can see it, you can paint it. If you cannot see it, paint it with your mindís eye.”

Monika has empowered other artists by starting the Delaware River painters, by opening art galleries, and by curating “Trailing of the Sheep” exhibits. Her last plein air ventures were featured with the Smithsonian’s “Fences” show in Idaho and earned invitations to Whidbey Island’s plein air exhibit, the Utah Escalante competition, and NAMI.


For more art by Monika, click here.




Matt Rhoades
 
Whispers Past the Institution © 2010 Matt Rhoades

Matt Rhoades views the body of his artwork in evolutionary terms, trying to follow the progression of his creativity and artistic vision. He usually works on a series of related concepts of varied duration and significance, and then develops a link to a new idea or to re-visit a past concept. His most recent work chronicles his thoughts about human emotions, passions, relationships, time, and the confrontive nature of art. In some work on his website, he experiments with materials that are common in life but unconventional in paintings, materials like rope, barbeque skewers, and joint compound. As the concepts evolve, however, he moves to more traditional materials.

“The work I am exhibiting is evolving yet has roots in my contemplated expressionism. I cannot tell the future, but I have spent years experimenting and pushing the concepts to arrive where I am artistically now and this feels like home.”


For more art by Matt Rhoades, 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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