What a glaring way to enter New Year with a resolve to contribute to the progressive art wave in a universalistic fashion. Woodward Gallery is synonymous to promoting out-of-the-box themes in New York art circuit. Since the past two decades, it has harnessed artists and fostered creativity across the board of the fine-arts platform. But their latest exhibition has been a real revelation- in terms of their global reception and the international appeal they have managed to garner from artists worldwide.
“Some 5000 artworks were submitted by painters and sculptors across the world, so it was definitely a tough call for us to short list from them”, said Kristine Woodward. “We never knew that NYC art circuit has gathered such momentum and is revered so amazingly across the globe”, she added. We couldn’t agree more, as it is the hardest thing to compare an artwork from another. So it was the technique and the loudness of expression that we decided to gauge.
Thematically- the artworks on display qualify well in terms of being an eclectic mix of transnational appeal that convey the modern wave with a timeless vibe. The featured artists belong to Japan, Spain, Canada and US (Asia, Europe and North America) but there is so much offered- that this diversity factor can be carried forward contagiously in the future themes of NY art galleries. The digital age has made so much common in terms of world culture and this exhibition was a clear indication of the trend that the future fine art wave is going to pronounce.
At New Work, New York- you sense a poise and at the same time a deep ambition to express and convey the most untouched subjects among the artworks. It definitely retains the millennial element of the unsaid and the unapproachable in artistic expression, which is now very much in access- as you see the featured artists breaking the technique and theory to redefine it with a game changing façade and the freshness of presentation.
The composition of the assortment is what leaves a sense of delicacy as you complete the exhibition tour. The customary fineness that was always associated with fine arts and the raging remittance of emotion through various mediums- is what makes us feel guilty, as one leaves the Woodward art walls. There is so much left behind, as there is so much energy radiated from most artworks showcased, in the way they deserve.
I left much more anxious to look forward to revisit Woodward Gallery in near future.
New Work, New York at Woodward Gallery
January 9 – February 27, 2015
133 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002