Closing Party with Dan & Liz!
Friday, September 2
5 to 10 PM
A visual assault of dynamic mediums featured in the upcoming exhibition at Hygienic Art. New paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture from artists: Susan Hickman, Sydney Semnacher, Greg Pennisten and Shawn Gilheeney
Show runs August 6 – September 3, 2011
Susan Hickman has been a Hygienic resident artist since November of 2009. She curated this show: QUIET RIOT. She has a background in graphic design, photography, painting and sewing. These varying mediums show themselves in her work, which is created in a very organic and care free manner, often by pouring, peeling, and scratching the painted surface, rather than using a brush. She is inspired by molecular and cosmic compositions paired with contrasting graphic elements. These dualities create an energy that is open to interpretation.
Sydney Semnacher Gestural authentic ideas ensconced in plastered heads. They embody a sincerity because I find experiences that harbor such effortless spontaneity...a natural high..is a realness and trueness to self. Each head unfolds intimate moments that were created to understand another beyond what the surface ensues. I like seeing things this way. Here, there is a sense of love and a connection with someone or something that goes beyond the blur of everyday life.
Greg Pennisten is a Providence, Rhode Island based artist/ graphic designer/ troublemaker. Working primarily in either pen and ink, spray paint or on the device known as a computer he seeks to create an assaulting dialogue with viewers with the intended reaction being similar to seeing a high speed car crash. He attends (at the time of writing this) Rhode Island College where he majors in Graphic Communication studies and has a healthy distrust of teachers. He has worked with non-profits such as AS220's BS220 program, New Urban Arts and The Word Program helping to foster creativity in teenagers. In his spare time you can find him aimlessly wandering around the city in a meditative state searching for inspiration. He has shown in Pittsburgh, New London, Boston and at home in Providence.
Shawn Gilheeney "A historian studies the narrative of events and repercussions that ensue as a myriad of
myths and facts blend together over time. A scientist analyzes the systematic processes
occurring in nature. For Shawn Gilheeney the two come together as the artist explores the
intricate duality between what is natural and manmade. Gilheeney perceives nature's organic processes as stories unto themselves. And integral to every good story is a relationship between the central characters. Gilheeney finds beauty in relationships that emerge when organic processes in perpetual fluctuation confront manmade structures." (excerpt by Jacqui De Cormier)