We are very pleased that our art has been chosen for exhibit in the Lobby at Castalia at Meadowmont in Chapel Hill. The space is curated by the Durham Art Guild which is working with Castalia at Meadowmont to showcase regional artwork. Castalia at Meadowmont offers a large, open and bright first floor lobby space ideal for showcasing art. Sixteen artists competed for the opportunity to exhibit and we are honored to have been chosen. Nora Phillips was also chosen to exhibit her work beginning in February 2016. Twelve pieces are in the show concentrating on architectural themes. We have works from our visit to New York City, as well as two images that date back to source photographs taken almost 40 years ago when Chuck was stationed in Italy. Other pieces are taken from Washington DC and one special one ("Time Tunnel 1") from the lighthouse at Corolla, in the North Carolina Outer Banks.
Three works chosen for this show are large format pieces: "NYC Rowhouses", "Balconies of Waikiki", and "Hard to Find". NYC Rowhouses explores our fascination with exploring the existing world together with the reflection of its context. Here we also try to evoke the energy, sounds and movement you would find as a part of the ordinary experience in New York. The Balconies of Waikiki is a personal favorite--not the least because it involves two of our favorite locations--Waikiki and San Francisco. Both of these locations are defined by their proximity to the sea but in this piece the sea is only implied by the need to watch it or cross it. Balconies and a view of the SF Bay Bridge are joined in patterns that come from both the need to rest and the desire to move. Hard to Find is an exploration of the junction between nature and human endeavor. The cantilever portion of the SF Bay Bridge is joined to the image of a tree taken from the sculpture "Graft" from the National Gallery of art. In the background is Honolulu Bay. Invitation, obstruction, and beauty are some of the themes that come to mind as well as the restless need to find and imitate the beauty we see in nature.
There are twelve pieces on exhibit so please come and visit if you can. Drop us a note and let us know what you think! All pieces are available for sale--of course.
Chuck Miller/Scott Cooley