Carol Bouyoucos and Antoinette Wysocki
Curator: Emily Handlin
Katonah Museum of Art Spot Gallery
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536
Artist Reception: Sunday May 15
4:00 – 5:00pm
Two Artists Create Natural Synergy Through an Interactive Collaboration In The Spot Gallery, Katonah Museum Of Art
When creators collaborate they do so in the hope that their combined efforts will be greater, more powerful, than their individual voices. Carol Bouyoucos, new media artist and Antoinette Wysocki, painter, fuse their unique visions in this dynamic exhibition, Natural Synergy.
Carol Bouyoucos. Much of my work is inspired by early American and European landscape, and botanical painting. Weaving historical imagery into the narrative embeds a feeling of nostalgia, whereas working within a digital platform suggests discord in the environmental story. Walking in the woods every day with my camera I witness an untamed landscape that sparks complex narratives for my work. My practice has always been shaped by technology. Working within the realm of “New Media,” I embrace the aesthetic tension that digital materiality imposes on the work to redefine it and offer new questions about it. I shoot with an iPhone and manipulate my pictures using various in-phone apps and Photoshop. The inherent features of the software are as important in directing my work as the choices I make within their vast menu of tools.
Antoinette Wysocki. My intention is to create abstract paintings that indulge in materials and focus on the expressive process itself. Balanced with details of organic imagery, evocative symbols, and text, to address overall subjective translation and perception while addressing impediments of memory association. These paintings are an active engagement with the viewer’s sense of process, their perception of media and ground, as well as layers of allegory and abstraction. They seek to balance the subjective with the concrete, the abstracted with the detailed, and the sign with the signified.
Natural Synergy will be open to the public during regular museum hours, from May 10 to June 26.