"Aesthetic Innovations III" – April 20th - June 25th. A group art show presenting: Brett Loving, David Hollier, Stephen Green, Rick Lazes, and Guy Philoche.
“Aesthetic Innovations III” explores novel approaches to the creative process. The exhibition features five artists who have expanded traditional methods and mediums of artistic creation. Through years of practice and study, each artist has developed and refined their own signature process of creation. Each artist’s creative process is entirely different, however each artist shares the inspiration of pushing the boundaries of how art can be created.
The exhibition is dedicated to showcasing the process of the artist and the unlimited means that can be used for expression. The inspirations for the artists are varied but the commonality they share is a relentless creativity in expanding their unique processes. Showcasing different methods of creation, the exhibition encourages the audience to reflect upon the origin of beauty and its connection to human creativity.
The exhibition’s creative innovations transcend aesthetics and delve into the metaphysical inviting the audience to experience the artworks in relation to the broader beauty of human creativity.
Innovation and humanity are inexorably intertwined. “Aesthetic Innovations” manifests this connection through a series of distinctive artworks achieved through unique creative processes. Each of the five artists has different inspirations and motivations for their creations: Brett Loving paints with a 42,000 pound excavator, David Hollier turns music into painting, Stephen Green creates art solely by layering painted philosophy, Rick Lazes sculpts with molten Plexiglass, and Philoche layers vibrant hues of paint mixed with a few gestural applications to express emotion.
“Aesthetic Innovations III” is a celebration of artistic creativity and accordingly a celebration of humanity as well. The exhibition invites the audience to explore the role of creation in the displayed artworks as well as in the greater context of human history.