This catalog features artwork from SAQA's Concrete & Grassland exhibition, a joint collaboration between SAQA and the Grants Pass Museum of Art. Also included is a foreward by Kristin La Flamme (SAQA Education Committee) and essay from Juror Susan Eileen Burnes, curator of exhibitions at Grants Pass Museum of Art.
Softcover, 117 pages
Concrete & Grassland explores the juxtaposition of the natural landscape with the human-built cityscape. SAQA artists were asked to submit works that explored either the openness of natural landscapes, or the more confined spaces formed by urban structures, or a combination of both. This exhibition focuses on contrasts. Not only do urban spaces contrast with nature’s scenery, but some of the elements of design used in the artwork, such as color, line, and shape, form artistic contrasts as well.
Concrete & Grassland offers beauty, reverence, and contemplation. Exploring this catalog for themes and variation, comparison and contrast, for color, design, and concept, will undoubtedly enrich and inspire readers, whether one appreciates the bustle of the city or prefers the calm of nature.