Museum Press

Eye on the Storm Opens at Housatonic Museum of Art

May 22, 2012

Robbin Zella (203) 332-5052

Bridgeport, CT - Artists can explore, reflect, extrapolate or rearrange in any number of ways, the barrage of endless data from hard news to social media that we all must navigate, initiate or muddle through each day. Eye on the Storm, curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, opens Thursday, June 13 from 5 to 7pm. This event is free and open to the public.
The art in this exhibition responds to or reflects upon the sometimes-overwhelming storm of information in roughly three phases. The calm comes into view with mixed media works like Touch, by Anita Arliss, which captures the haunting stillness right before a disruptive event. The storm has representation with the collages of Chambliss Giobbi, which suggests the storm may have its greatest effect on the human psyche. The aftermath is expressed with works like Trong Nguyen’s Library, where the artist, in an attempt to put all the pieces back together again, writes the entire text of various books, word for word, on individual grains of rice. With these fresh interpretations through the artist’s eye on the storm comes a very different, and perhaps better and more thought provoking understanding of the world around us. Artists in the exhibition: Isak Applin, Anita Arliss, Jonathan Beer, Susan Breen, Mia Brownell, Ernest Concepcion, Paul Gagner, Chambliss Giobbi, Richard Höglund, Shawn Huckins, Marcus Jansen, Arcady Kotler, D. Dominick Lombardi, Marci MacGuffie, Tim Merry, Arnold Mesches, Rashaad Newsome, Trong Nguyen, Leah Oates, Rebecca Reeve, Holly Sears, Karen Shaw, Patricia Smith, D. Jack Solomon and Melanie Vote.
The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be on display through July 26th in the Burt Chernow Galleries in Lafayette Hall at Housatonic Community College. For more information about the exhibit, please visit our website Housatonic Community College, located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte 8 (Exit 1), a block from the arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the HCC garage. The galleries are open Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 5:30pm and Thursdays until 7pm. We closed all state and national holidays.