Traveling through time and space, there is a mirage of artistic glare in the exhibit, From Water to Light. They become the essential carrier of emotions, expressions and all that we cannot change. As artists, the responsibility with Richard Humann and Triny Prada is massive with this theme eclectically curated by Elga Wimmer. Richard wants to charge the nature and atmosphere with his written eloquence while Triny wants to amend the course of her circumstances while reflecting her vision in gold and anatomical shades.
I couldn’t help but feel taken aback with the wonderful sense of urgency both artists felt to remit the depth of each piece with quantum leaps of energy bound in fluency and glare. Their artworks are the carrier of messages while diffusing polarized charge in imaginations for both creators and beholders. They want to share it right on – So that nothing is left vague in the vacuum that follows and the afterglow that takes over our auras.
The exhibition is vastly covered on the ground with Richard’s “Same River Twice”- depiction of Hudson River and how he filled the river with his endless treasures of words chopped out to fill this stream. The way he nestles his words in “Songbirds Sings of Home” word-filled – instead of straws – sculptures is innately humane. He collected these words through people telling their stories from far off – Literally he becomes that bird that collects the words instead of straws.
He draws you towards his artworks with the condition of these minute words splintered across his pieces; and wherever your eye catches the story, it unwinds itself connecting with your present mindset. It’s like a binary reaction- contagious, effervescent and sporadic. Yet the chain of thought interweaves with your own matrix and you can’t help but feel engulfed in the force of his vision. “Songbirds Sings of Home” is his profound sculptural trajectory of such stories that make up a bird nest with hard work and progress. It artfully defines his observation and journey for birds, haven, attachment and values.
Triny Prada is reflective scientist – In an artist form, for me who shares the whirlwind of her inner world realized in artwork, all the while fighting with a disease. The series is a jolt that is unique, assertive and charged with emotional stride and epiphany. Her path to biological obsession and the images that arrive in her mind as some revelations about her anatomy- is dark, serious and introverted. Whatever her imaginations touches turns gold. As you see it in her entire series called “Dialogues de Lucioles” (Dialog of Fireflies).She shares her remarkable intuition about cellular streams and metabolic labyrinth in an arte way.
If you’re out to behold your comprehension with something meaningful and distinct, then this exhibit is something to look forward to – It is a therapeutic experience from the cluster of light, all within the mirage of water.
From Water to Light runs through March 26 (closed on March 25 for Good Friday)
Elga Wimmer PCC
526 W 26th St., #310, New York, NY 10001
Writing by Atif A. K.