Living Absently

Friday, November 4th - Sunday, November 27th 2016

Kit Burnham-Ashman, Jean Luongo and Bryna Silbert

Patsy’s Beach (A Dream) by Jean Luongo
Nude by Kit Burnham-Ashman
The theme of the show is derived from a story about a cat that would stay for a while and then go away for a while. Says Kit Ashman, “We all go away for a while in our different conscious states, sometimes in suffering, sometimes in happiness. The art in this exhibit reflects this. “

It has been said that making art can be a lonely life. Many say creativity flourishes in solitude. As Jean Luongo states, “Figures, appearing by themselves, alone on a canvas, can convey a profound sense of sadness and alienation. This nebulous issue has an impact on the artist who sometimes struggles between being an observer and being a participant in society. The world goes on with or without them.”

Jean Luongo and Kit Burnham-Ashman present figurative paintings done in oil, while Bryna Silbert sculptures collaged figures. “There is a edge to the work,” comments Ashman. “There is more to it than meets the eye–the observer can experience what the artist is saying.”

Living Absently showcases artists Kit Burnham-Ashman, Jean Luongo, and guest artist, Bryna Silbert who have worked together for the past 5 years creating, curating, studying, and discovering art and artists for local galleries.