Art Gallery

Introducing our Two Co-op Artists

Now featured in our Flatlander Gallery: Anna Peters and Veronica Severini

Anna Peters' All the News That's Fit to Print

Anna Peters' Artist Statement:

My work explores the importance of memory making and storage, as well as the function of technology as an external memory archive. Through varied forms of constructing and documenting, I organize thoughts and images in a manner that creates the narrative content for a memory archive. The resulting work moves between remembering, forgetting, and the ways we choose to preserve memories and events that are important to us. While my work has included video, various coding languages and digital output, my recent work combines handmade installation and sculpture to tell stories.

 

To purchase Anna's work please email her: anna.k.peters@gmail.com

 

Veronica Severini's Study of Hands

"Anatomical Study"

"Communication"

Veronica Severini's Artist Statement:

The exhilaration of drawing from the live model is a state of intense concentration and serenity. The possibility of movement renders each stroke frantic and meaningful, tentatively still. Our great capacity as humans for movement and change fascinates me, as does the challenge of portrayal. The body’s versatility presents a multitude of forms and conditions that we as artists have an obligation to understand.   Practice is the most important part of the human form. Meticulous study and observation is a principle that cannot be overlooked through the comprehensive layers of the body. To understand all the layers, you must understand each one, and to understand each one, you must understand them all. There is no point where one can have enough knowledge about the structures that intertwine to provide us with movement and consciousness, and I pursue this theory through my work.   The hands fascinate me most of all human structures. Brain aside, I argue that hands are the most complex structures of the body through their connection to memory and consciousness. As a classically-trained cellist, I have learned to trust their instinct and purpose when I have forgotten. My artwork is plagued by the same complexity and itch for perfection that runs rampant in the study of classical music. I cannot argue with my hands. These structures deserve utmost reverence, and I wish to give them that respect in my own work.

To purchase Veronica's work please email her at:  vron5000@comcast.net ​

We will be hosting an Art Gallery Reception on Friday, May 19th from 6:30-8:30pm in our Flatlander Classroom. We hope you'll join us!

 

Common Ground strives to be the center of a vibrant community. Our owners believe that a vibrant community is one that is alive with art.

Our gallery is located in our highly utilized Flatlander Classroom, a space dedicated to connecting the community, facilitating educational opportunities focusing on healthy living, and providing access to local artists. This multi-use space is ideal for integrating the arts into the urban environment and creating partnerships among artists, the community and business. This year, we will be hosting two artist at a time, allotting each artist a locked case that is 8’ long x 44’’ high x 4’’ wide. We always welcome kids and group shows to apply!

Want to Show YOUR Work in our Gallery in 2018? Contact Outreach Coordinator, Sarah Buckman (sarah.buckman@commonground.coop) for more information.