"Drawn Together"  Artist Talk Featuring Yildiz Grodowski & Diane Novetsky

"Drawn Together" Artist Talk Featuring Yildiz Grodowski & Diane Novetsky

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Artists Diane Novetsky & Yildiz Grodowski will discuss their artwork, their inspirations, and the story of the exhibition "Drawn Together"

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Yildiz Grodowski creates abstract paintings with harmonious and brave colors. She loves exploring with unusual tools for surprising and delightful effects. The Foundation of her paintings are relationships. Grodowski is both a visual artist and a dancer, who finds many connections between abstract painting and improvisational dance. Just as the music moves her from within, she allows her artistic intuition to bring her brush to life. Grodowski states she “will never sign a piece until I’m completely connected with it. Once I am, you will be too.” In “Drawn Together”, Grodowski focuses on “us (Associate Members) in this group, how we are together, what drew us together, how we function and create together. All our similarities and differences, clearly we were drawn together by something. I will explore this.”

Diane Novetsky’s abstract paintings describe sinuous forms that radiate light through vibrant color harmonies. Serpentine shapes suggest the female form and an organic sensuality. Novetsky is highly engaged in the physical process of painting and the unpredictability of fluid acrylic paint on canvas. The color palette runs saturated and bold. For the Associates’ group exhibit, Drawn Together, Novetsky selected works that she felt best examined the theme of human interaction, dialogue, and synergy. These issues reflect the isolation brought about by the Pandemic and our response to that.

Drawn Together is an apt metaphor for the current cultural moment. Artists responded with works that express emotions: meditations on human interaction and dialogue; what it means to be a part of, or excluded from, a community; and the genesis of support communities forming in times of illness or tragedy. Other interpretations reflect nature and the environment: how convergence in nature can offer both friction and possibility; or reveal ancient and intimate collaborations that create hopeful lessons of adaptation and change for humanity. The works on exhibit range from vivid and abstract to monochromatic and scientific. Artists set boundaries for themselves, ground rules for their creative process, or let the physicality of gesture determine the forms.

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