Public art exhibition invited: Static | New
Angelo State is currently presenting “Static,” a public art exhibit by the sculptor. Andrew Bellatti Green, in Gallery 193 of the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building. The exhibition will run until October 29.
âIn short, the faculty sees this place as an educational gallery,â said John Vinklarek, campus art professor. âWe present material that is relevant to the type of projects going on in the classroom. The concerns are compositional and deal with the question “What makes an image work?” We come up with a variety of approaches that struggle with aesthetics and don’t try to get over their heads in dealing with the concept so much.
The artwork was created based on the ideas of the relationship between physics and life itself, as stated in a statement by the artist.
âAs we experience the world, we develop an implicit understanding of the physical laws to which we are bound. It is through these shared laws that this work connects to the viewer on a level below the threshold of consciousness, âsaid Green.
The artist also touched on the concept of beauty and his views on the idea applied to his art.
“Beauty is seen as a subjective term, but the more I think about it and explore it, the more I don’t really feel like it’s that subjective.” said Vert. “I am not trying to define what beauty is, I am rather looking for how I can more easily discover and recognize it.”
Green covered other notions that he kept in mind when creating and planning his various works.
âOne of the things I’m struggling with is the back and forth between intuition and logic. I think where I try to push myself is to find a balance between those two things … we can’t be so in love with the logic we assign that we don’t back down and respond to it intuitively, âsaid Green mentioned.
The exhibition explores different strengths and brings them all together in a mixed work of art.
âTo be in the presence of harmony, symmetry and balance is ineffably moving, perhaps because of the exposure of an ideal, perhaps because of the vulnerability of that ideal. The works gathered for this exhibition focus on the static representation of dynamic forces. It’s about potential energy, stable instability, and elegant friction, âsaid Green.
Angelo State University, Static