Adaptation: Artists Respond to Change has been well attended and it’s been well recognized in the press as well. ArteMorbida: Textile Arts Magazine described the exhibition well:
“This project is born from the reflection on how the world of art and its protagonists, the artists, had to rethink and redesign their action, when the pandemic, significantly affecting the global lifestyle, compelled everyone to a forced and repeated isolation. .
But the need to adapt their responses to change, generated by the complicated health situation, was only the beginning of a broader reflection that led the two curators to note that change itself is actually an evolutionary process immanent in human history, generative, full of opportunities and unexpected turns.
How can art provide tools for solving daily critical issues? And above all, what are the strategies that artists use to deal with complex situations?” https://www.artemorbida.com/adaptation-artists-respond-to-change/?lang=en
In the Connecticut Post, Andrea Valluzzo noted that the artists had surprised the gallery when submitting work for this exhibition. “We got different bodies of work that we did not expect,” Tom Grotta told her. “Some did not have access to their studios so they made different works than if they had been in their studios.” She called out Lewis Knauss, as an example, who found it difficult to focus. ““As the pandemic went on into months and then a year, I was trying to do some work – and my work is very time involved – and I just could not sit there and do it, so I started cleaning out the studio,” he said. “The first thing that I dealt with was 40 years’ worth of slides, which was thousands and thousands of them.” Over the years, Knauss kept reference slides of landscapes he’s photographed as texture inspiration for his art, Valuzzo writes. “In this recent clean-out, he transformed them into a new work of art he calls Old Technology Landscape, made from woven and knotted linen, paper twine and Ektachrome slides. The slides are random but woven together in a manner where they create a landscape made out of images of landscapes.” https://www.ctpost.com/entertainment/article/How-did-artists-deal-with-the-pandemic-A-new-16150600.php
The Italian magazine Gessato told its readers about the exhibition as did selvedge, ArchDaily, Art in America and several other online outlets — including The Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journal (any press is good press, right?).
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