New Union Station exhibition features artists’ interpretations of energy, transition and movement
A new exhibition in Union Station, Far Out: Movement through Form and Color, features abstract artworks by six artists interpreting themes of energy, transition and movement. The work will be on view through January 2019 in the passageway that accesses the rail platforms between Union Station East and West.
Artists featured in the exhibition include Lee Clarke, Hadley Holliday, Haeley Kyong, Nikko Mueller, Eamon Ore-Giron and Soonae Tark. Bursting with light and color, the artworks reflect and embody the energy of perpetual motion and change at Union Station fueled by fleet-footed commuters and visitors.
Lee Clarke’s colorful and abstract works exude unbridled energy, positivity, and movement. They evoke visual representations of hyperdrive bursts of a starship reaching light speed in science fantasy movies such as the Star Wars franchise.
Hadley Holliday creates artworks that depict psychedelic patterns of interlocking shapes and colors. Her paintings resemble the visual effects of tie-dye patterns, stained glass windows or kaleidoscopic projections, all evoking a sense of wonder, meditation and introspection.
Haeley Kyong’s paintings are inspired by her lifelong passion for color and shape. Kyong favors pastel colors and geometric shapes, juxtaposing them to draw out their expressive essence and emotions.
Nikko Mueller creates paintings that depict the structure of society from an aerial view. Mueller’s locations are carefully selected and sourced from Google Earth; his imagery is painstakingly constructed by applying layers of pigment and shaped by tape and X-Acto knives on the painting surface. His abstract works of cityscapes provide a unique perspective that is typically not seen.
Eamon Ore-Giron utilizes abstraction to investigate the potentials of cross-pollination and how idea, shape and color mutate and acclimate and they move between languages and cultures. His abstract paintings wed Latin American and indigenous craft traditions with 20th century European abstract art — creating a certain nostalgia for a global modernism.
Soonae Tark is inspired by the energy, diversity and complexity of the metropolis. Her paintings depict the stacking and juxtaposing of biomorphic shapes of color on top of and against one another, creating a whimsical world filled with both architectural structures and bubble gum colored Tupperware.
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