Wednesday, May 05, 2010

New exhibit by Ingrid Blixt to open May 6 at Community Arts Center

HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Community Arts Center is pleased to present new work by Escanaba artist Ingrid Blixt in the Kerredge Gallery through May 29. The exhibit, titled "Reconstructions," will open with a reception for the artist from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 6.

Ingrid Blixt, originally from Romania, brings to her work a life experience from a different cultural environment. She describes her work as Aesthetic Conceptualism and is inspired by the human condition.

"My Art has a global dimension: human," Blixt says. "I observe, interact with, and express the psychological and emotional dimensions of the human being. I focus on subtle generalities, common intimacies, and general valid truths, as: love, longing, death, hope -- which will never become over-used subjects, being eternally embedded in human nature."

Blixt uses a variety of techniques and materials to prepare her drawing surface. She applies plaster to wood panels and sands and primes the surface, leaving trowel marks along the edges. This creates an interesting textural effect emulating the imperfections of architectural walls.

"My love for murals inspired the surface preparation and after I drew the first time on a wall there was no going back to paper," Blixt explains,

This exhibit is supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Community Arts Center is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. For more information call 482-2333.

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