Visionaries – the Art of the Fantastic
VISIONARIES presents 40 participating national and international artists whose work exemplifies the growing genre of art known as Visionary art. Their works are created in a variety of mediums, predominantly painting to expresses their inner and outer world of reality.
Internationally renowned artist H.R. Giger is represented in the exhibition, along with other exhibiting artists of special note, Ernst Fuchs a founding member of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism and Brigid Marlin, founder of the Society for Art of Imagination. Both work with and have done much to promote the Mische painting technique which has influenced many of the other exhibiting artists.
These artists embrace dreams, visions and their personal inner life, in all forms to create imaginative works of art that are rich and seeping with passion. This forms a central point of inner growth, development and experience through the deep and intimate exploration of spirit with visual expression as key to its understanding.
In early summer of 2011, Olga Spiegel, Miguel Tio and France Garrido embarked on organising the Visionaries exhibition by working with the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery.
The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is an educational and cultural resource for the Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities. The Gallery is housed in the historic 1920′s Oakland Building, formerly the Club House for the Oakland Country Club. Over the years, the QCC has installed world-class exhibits of wide-ranging interests such as Post-Modernism paintings, Pre-Columbian Art, sculpture, photography as well as Chinese pottery and works of established and emerging artists.
Isaac Abrams, Carrie Ann Baade, Bienvenido Bones Banez, Jr, Michel de Saint Ouen, Pedro de Kastro, Eike Erzmoneit, Kim Evans, Scott Façon, Shlomo Felberbaum, Ernst Fuchs, France Garrido, H.R. Giger, Yarek Godfrey, Artur Golacki, Peter Gric, Erik Heyninck, Martina Hoffmann, Janelle McKain, Brigid Marlin, MARS-1, KD Matheson, Tanya Miller, William Otto, Breck Outland, Graszka Paulska, Steven Peabody, Otto Rapp, Shahla Rosa, Dominic Rouse, Sibylle Ruppert, De Es Schwertberger, John Seabury, Carol Spicuzza, Olga Spiegel, Sandra Stanton, Heidi Taillefer, Miguel Tió, Cynthia Lund Torroll, Robert Venosa, Madeline von Foerster
Visionaries – The Art of the Fantastic
Opening: Thursday, July 12th, 2012, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Duration: 12th July – 20th September 2012
Hours: Tues 10am – 5pm, Wed – Thu 10am 7pm, Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat – Sun 12pm – 5pm
QCC Art Gallery
222-05 56th Ave. Bayside