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EyeShow: A Virtual Exhibition Begins

by Stephen Kobasa | Feb 2, 2012 1:21 pm

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Posted to: Arts & Culture, EyeShow

Welcome to a new show of original New Haven art—not up on the walls of a physical gallery, but here online.

On behalf of the Independent, I have invited a number of artists to contribute work to be displayed on this site that is in some way reflective of the greater New Haven community in which they live and/or make their art.

New Haven does not have to be the literal subject, but there should be something about the piece that reveals it could only have been imagined here, and that it might not otherwise have been made if the artist had not received this invitation.

The contributions will be displayed on this site over the course of the coming year under the joint title “EyeShow,” and then collected for a gallery showing at the end of that time.

On behalf of the Independent, I have invited a number of artists to contribute work to be displayed on this site that is in some way reflective of the greater New Haven community in which they live and/or make their art. New Haven does not have to be the literal subject, but there should be something about the piece that reveals it could only have been imagined here, and that it might not otherwise have been made if the artist had not received this invitation. The contributions will be displayed on this site over the course of the coming year under the joint title “EyeShow,” and then collected for a gallery showing at the end of that time.

This planned year-long exhibition is the result of thinking about how a locally-based community news website could serve local artists by going beyond mere commentary and calendars of events to providing some form of alternative exhibition space, this new series is being offered.

The first of these works appears at the top of this story. A preface by the artist follows below.

Having my studio in a 200-year old barn on the New Haven/Hamden border has influenced my work in unexpected ways. There is the place itself;  its architecture, history and surrounding landscape. But it is also a storehouse of the past filled with locally made objects meant for a variety of uses. Working with what their makers left behind teaches me, quiets me, invites me to wonder whose hands touched them before and what stories they hold. I have incorporated some of what I have found into the sculptures that you can view here

Susan Clinard

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posted by: David Sepulveda on February 2, 2012  6:16pm

Susan is an amazing and wonderful sculptor… I saw the art before I met the artist and was utterly shocked because I was convinced that the pieces were the work of an old soul. Though Susan is anything but old, I think my first impression was correct- her work exudes a sensitivity and insight well beyond her years… She coaxes the essence of the human experience from whatever medium she handles - an ability derived from her authenticity as a person and reflected in her humanitarian nature and deeds.
The concept of “Eye show” is a great feature for the artistic community and New Haven, and another feather in the cap of NH Independent.  Thank you Stephen, for creating this special forum.

posted by: Dar on February 3, 2012  6:51am

What a beautiful video presentation..
Susan I look forward to seeing more of your amazing pieces…Thank you for sharing..Absolutely Beautiful!
The music well suited and wonderful as well. NHI Thanx for reporting.

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