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Opening on April 25th at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, Connecting Visions presents the work of three artists. Painter Eduardo Lapetina, photographer and digital artist Eric Saunders, and metal sculptor Jason Smith, come together to create a show that pushes boundaries.
Eduardo Lapetina’s desire is to connect with the outside world through his paintings. “I want the present work to be the catalyst to rethink the significance of our future and to stimulate ideas and dialogue. To have a fresh outlook with an explosion of vibrant colors, impactful textures and messages of hope.” “I also want to interpret color as a tangible form, yet simultaneously retaining a dichotomy of fluidity giving way to shifting patterns to mirror a harmony resonating with emotional feelings. I want my journey in art to be a nature orchestration of my experiences and emotions.”
Eric Saunders’ work is a blend of abstract natural landscapes and digitally altered images. “In the past year I have re-involved myself with making composite images by combining elements of two or more photographs into one image.” Saunders’ often uses this technique to make whimsical combinations of elements that ultimately fit together in a different way than one might expect from looking at the original images. “Sometimes odd combinations actually present themselves in the original image” he says, “for example, shadows on an umbrella or berries against a cloudy sky.”
Jason Smith is a metal sculptor who creates works of art that challenge the boundaries of traditional sculpting techniques. With a passion for working with metal, he transforms this raw material into pieces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also thought-provoking. “My work reflects my deep interest in the duality of the material I work with – its strength and fragility, its power and delicacy.” Each piece is a unique expression of his artistic vision, exploring the relationship between form and function, the organic and the geometric, and the harmony and chaos of the natural world.
“Connecting Visions” will be on display at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts from April 25th through May 21st with a reception in the gallery on Friday, April 28th from 6-9pm.
About the Gallery
The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned and operated by 21 local artists and represents these established artists exhibiting contemporary fine art and fine craft. The Gallery’s offerings include oil and acrylic paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, encaustic, enamel, and wood. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Phone: (919) 732-5001. The gallery’s hours are 10am-6pm Tuesday –Saturday, 12-4pm on Sunday. More information can be found on the HGA website: http://www.HillsboroughGallery.com
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