September 28, 2013

Observation, Representation, and Interpretation of Nature in Art
Curated by Bruno Zabaglio


Nature, defined in Webster’s dictionary as “The external world in its entirety” or, more specifically, as “The physical world including all living things as well as the land and the sea’”, is the theme of this exhibition. Ten local artists share some of their nature-inspired work with the students and staff of UC Clermont College and with other visitors to the Park National Bank Art Gallery.
Appreciation for the arts in Greater Cincinnati has risen year after year and, thanks to venues such as this art gallery, many local artists have the opportunity to show their works. The artworks on display are just a small example of the artistic capital existing in our area. I believe they are an excellent illustration of what the English poet, painter, and print maker William Blake meant when he stated: “Some see nature all ridicule and deformity . . . and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
The media and techniques present in the exhibit emphasize the diversity of artistic expression in our community and the uniqueness with which each artist approaches his or her observation, representation, and interpretation of Nature.
The ten artists cover a wide range of subjects, and their distinctive techniques, such as mixed media, bronze, natural wood, found objects, and their distinct styles, create an impressive and unique array of works associated with Nature.

Group photo

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