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Free Art Demonstration & Opening Art Reception
Saturday, August 27, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us from 2pm-3pm for a FREE art demonstration by artist-teacher Marianne Van Lent.
Opening art reception from 3pm-5pm ~ Marianne Van Lent’s BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY ………
Biological Anthropology concerns the evolution of human beings and their biological and behavioral aspects. The paintings within this oeuvre incorporate archeological symbols: images from art history and the collective unconscious, as a reminder of material culture connecting with our roots: the ancestral footstep walking behind us. The social implications of science and technology are central to her vision of her paintings.
Multi-faceted images, skewed landscapes and decomposing grids, disturbed networks, ancient symbols, cell structure forms – collide and float and come at you from all directions suggesting a chaotic shifting of the earth’s and the bodies’ ecology. Positive and negative organic forms are employed representing disparity in our ecology and our psyche.
Holding a metaphysical meaning, the collection of icons comes from a personal archive of long developed images: references from lost civilizations. The cell forms and synapse drawings are taken mainly from Ramon Cajals’ drawings of the brain among other references.