Art Inspired by Movement and Sound Coming to Mosesian Center

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Alena Aniskovich’s “Dance it Out” is part of the Mosesian Center’s Flow: Art Inspired by Movement and Sound exhibit.

The following announcement was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is excited to present an exhibition that finds inspiration in the world of music/sound and dance/movement. Artists attempt to find answers to questions such as: How do movement and sound translate into visual art? How are movement and sound depicted in visual arts? Artists in the exhibition come up with innovative and wonderfully creative ways to translate into visual arts the ephemeral nature of both sound and movement.

In Dance it Out, a bright and joyful acrylic on canvas painting, artist Alena Aniskovich invites the viewer to explore the coexistence of two opposing forces of chaos and control. The work is from a series titled Chaos and Control, and, as the artist writes, these two forces are well represented in dance. On the one hand, the dancer is sometimes expected to follow learned steps and sometimes to let go and allow the body to move freely in space. The painting is divided in half; the structured and geometric half is juxtaposed to the more organic and fluid half implying the carefree and the structured movements coexisting in perfect harmony.

“The Dance Flows Through Her” by Ruth Rosner.

Ruth Rosner’s sculpture The Dance Flows Through Her is a very different interpretation of dance. She uses found materials such as a rusted bucket, a hubcap, wires, and other discarded “tressures” found in the woods near Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow in Western Massachusetts, well known summer venues for music and dance. The artist explains: “She came to me suddenly, passionately, basically in one long session in my studio, arising out of rubble (now transformed) as a dancer, lyrical in movement, strong in spirit, her base a hubcap found in the street, evocative of movement, travel, circling round and round.”

“Oscillation” by Mark Richards

In Mark Richards’ Oscillation, oil on linen, bright, colorful lines give the impression that the whole piece vibrates. The pulsating center of the work draws our attention. The painting succeeds in depicting motion repeating itself in a constant cycle.

Cindy Kennelly’s Sounds of the Sea, dyed merino sheep’s wool, is a delightful mixture of vivid colors and sea inspired, abstracted shapes. One can almost hear waves and wind on a hot summer day. “Children laughing, ocean waves, tide pool swirls, games played, boats passing
by … all bring memories of a warm summer day at the beach.”

Cindy Kennelly’s “Sounds of the Sea”

Flow coincides with Moving Forward: 2023 Annual Benefit & Mosesian Awards on Wednesday, May 24. The honorees are the internationally acclaimed Sayat Nova Dance Company and local arts hero Barbara Epstein. More information can be found on the Mosesian Arts website.

Flow: Art Inspired by Movement and Sound is on display at the Mosesian Center for the Arts from May 19 – June 30, 2023. The opening reception will be held on June 8, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. The mission of The Mosesian Center for the Arts is to enrich the lives of diverse audiences and participants by providing exceptional experiences in theater, visual, and literary art.

Flow: Art Inspired by Movement and Sound
May 19 – June 30, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 5:30 – 7:30 PM


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