EXHIBITION AT ROUSE GALLERY: HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
"FABRICATIONS AND REALITIES" OCTOBER 23, 2016 through NOVEMBER 20, 2016
HCC EXHIBIT CONTAINED AN INSTALLATION DEALING WITH THR DEHUMANIZATION OF REFUGEES
(see figurative art)
ABOUT THE INSTALLATION: AS IF THEY ARE UNTOUCHABLE
Refugees are individuals and families who have been forced to leave their countrry to escape war, persecution, violence, or natural disasters. One moment they were leading ordinary lives as teachers, shopkeepers, engineers; children played with friends, went to school, imagined growing up with family and friends. The next moment bombs began to fall, houses, schools, hospitals were destroyed. People were forced to flee, with few belongings and necessary documents. Life was changed forever.
And so began a process of dehumanization.... from displaced persons, to regugees, to aliens or "the other", and over time, to UNTOUCHABLES. Unwanted people, many of them children, destinies uncertain and often unsafe.
CURATOR'S REVIEW FOR THE DELAPLAINE EXHIBIT
STAN WENOCUR'S ROUGH BEAUTY
This work is not easy - this work is intense.
This is ambitious work -these are not just illistrations of the world,nor are they simply interesting formal arrangements of material, shape, color and texture.
This work is orchestral - containing explosive color, contrasting textures, illusion set against very real materiality.
This work is full of surprising combinations, contradictiond and dualities.
It is painting, and drawing, and collage, and assemblage.
At times aggressive, but also whispering seductively,
At times brutally hard, but also pleasingly soft.
At times 2 dimensional, but also most aggressively three dimensional.
At times it is raw and brutal, but it is always beautiful.
Stan Wenocur performs an elaborate and complicated juggling act - balancing struggle with curiosity, hope with honesty, poetry with sensual beauty. Stan Wenocur shines a light on our world and all of its confusing and complex beauty. In the struggle to make this work, the artist hopes to locate and understand his place in the world. The viewer who is fortunate enough to go along for the ride is handsomely rewarded.
April 2 - May 1
I will be having a large solo exhibit at the DELAPLAINE VISUAL ARTS AND EDUCATION CENTER in Frederick, MD during the month of April 2016. Please join me for the artists's reception in the main gallery at the Delaplaine Center from 6: - 8:00 p.m.
Five pieces of mine were selected to be in the multimedia exhibit, "Blood Red", at the Rouse Foundation Gallery, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD, June 11 to July 19, 2015. Blood and Snow, 1941 (See Abstract Art section), was used for the image on the exhibition card.
October 20, 2014
I am delighted to have been juried into the exhibit at Galerie Myrtis in Baltimore called "Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch". The dates were Sept.14, 2014 thru January 10, 2015. This was truly a diverse and international exhibit of 60 artists. The jurors were in South Africa, London, Washington DC and Baltimore. The piece chosen for the exhibit is CEMENT MONOPRINT #1.
April 2013: Moonlit won a Juror's Award at an exhibition at the Columbia Art Center.
October 2012: Pin-up Girl (mixed media on canvas, 42 x 48") has recently found a home at the Ft Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana.
My portrait of Joel at Muir Woods won the Juror's Choice award (one of three) in the 2012 Art on Paper national competition sponsored by the Maryland Federation of Art. There were nearly 1,000 submissions, and more than half came from out of state.
The Flint Institute of Arts, in Flint, Michigan has added a
drawing of mine, Maine Coast 4, to its permanent collection.
The University of New Hampshire Museum of Art has added MAINE COAST 2 to its permanent collection. You can see the image in the figurative work and portraits section of the website.
The Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, Georgia has added
"Winter's End" to its permanent collection.
Silt Pond (below) has been added to the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Click for a larger view.
If you have any questions you can send me an email at email@example.com