"Sound Influence" opens Thursday at Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery in New Haven
Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery
70 Audubon St., 2nd floor, New Haven, (203) 772-2788
Nov. 17, 2011—Jan. 13, 2012.
Artists' reception: Thurs., Nov. 17, 5—7 p.m.
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven is pleased to present the next exhibition, Sound Influence, in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, 70 Audubon St., 2nd floor. The exhibition is curated by local painter and muralist Katro Storm and will be on view during business hours from Nov. 17, 2011 through Jan. 13, 2012. A public reception is scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 17, from 5—7 pm.
Storm is a prolific artist who delivers meaningful and thoughtful portraits of inspirational leaders and influential city landmarks. A native of New Haven, a former student and teacher at the Educational Center for the Arts, he is a community mentor who connects the power of art with daily life. And life’s experiences are directly linked to the multitude of sounds that pervade the environment. With the assumption that one is a product of one’s environment and asking the question, "how does sound impact your artwork?" the exhibition, Sound Influences, was conceived to illustrate, according to Storm, just "how important sound is to creating art."
Sounds come from urban, city-life, nature, music. Even silence produces subtle noises. The exhibit reflects the “sound” environment in which each artist creates and as each artist works in different kinds of studios and spaces, and as some listen to music and some create in silence, the art on display manifests very different responses to sounds that are universal. There are also artists who transfer their visual interpretation of music onto canvas, much like choreographers who compose a dance piece based on a specific piece of music.
Artists include: Bio , Cathleen Milburn , Charles Winn , Deme 5 , Jaime Kriksciun , Julie Gombieski , Kwest , Marka27 , Orlando Dome , Percy Fortini-Wright , Pro Blak , Reo , Rocko , Sket .