Suggestivism X Grand Central Art Center
February 1st, 2011 by Chloe Gallagher
Suggestivism features over fifty contemporary artists whose work is inherently ambiguous, and organic in process. Curator Nathan Spoor believes they follow the ideals of “Suggestivism.” The term Suggestivism in art was first used in the late nineteenth century describing the organic process of making art, the loose mark-making, and the ambiguous narrative. Early modern art can be seen as examples of Suggestivism. However, Spoor’s contemporary examples begin with the organic process and follow through with ambiguous narratives, but the artwork is tightly rendered, and illustrative.
“Conceptually speaking, the term suggestivism refers to the ability of an individual to pursue their purpose with an amplified understanding and sensitivity. The artists involved represent precisely this – a wave of purpose, working within the more fluid aspects of narrative or figurative arenas. Through the mere power of suggestion, the magic is transferred from one to another, engaging the world at large from the most vivid and evocative of visual realms.” – Nathan Spoor, Curator
Featured Artists: Esao Andrews, Carrie Ann Baade, Sandow Birk, Michael Brown, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Dave Cooper, Bob Dob, Thomas Doyle, Ron English, Alex Gross, Robert Hardgrave, Naoto Hattori, Femke Hiemstra, Gregory Jacobsen, Audrey Kawasaki, Andy Kehoe, Kris Kuksi, Darren LeGallo, Kris Lewis, Francesco LoCastro, Jason Maloney, Mars-1/Mario Martinez. Chris Mars, Dalek James Marshall, Dan May, Elizabeth McGrath, Jeff McMillan, Tara McPherson, Mia, David Molesky, Brendan Monroe, Scott Musgrove, Nathan Ota, Michael Page, Kevin Peterson, James Roper, Chris Ryniak, Bob Schneider, Todd Schorr, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, CR Stecyk III, Heidi Taillefer, Joe Vaux, Nicola Verlato, Oliver Vernon, Eric White, Robin Williams, Martin Wittfooth, Chandler Wood, and Chet Zar.
Opening reception Saturday February 5th, 7-10PM.
CSUF Grand Central Art Center / Santa Ana, CA
125 N. Broadway / Santa Ana, CA 92701
February 05 – April 17, 2010
All images courtesy of CSUF Grand Cetral Art Center.
Tags: Alex Gross, Andy Kehoe, Audrey Kawasaki, Bob Dob, Bob Schneider, Brendan Monroe, Carrie Ann Baade, Chandler Wood, Chet Zar, Chris Ryniak, CR Stecyk III, Dalek James Marshall, Dan May, Darren LeGallo, Dave Cooper, David Molesky, Elizabeth McGrath, Eric White, Esao Andrews, Femke Hiemstra, Francesco LoCastro, Grand Central Art Center, Greg Simkins, Gregory Jacobsen, Heidi Taillefer, James Roper, Jason Maloney, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Joe Vaux, Kevin Peterson, Kris Kuksi, Kris Lewis, Mars-1/Mario Martinez. Chris Mars, Martin Wittfooth, Mia, Michael Brown, Michael Page, Naoto Hattori, Nathan Ota, Nathan Spoor, Nicola Verlato, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Oliver Vernon, Robert Hardgrave, Robin Williams, Ron English, Sandow Birk, Scott Musgrove, Skinner, Tara McPherson, thomas doyle, Todd Schorr