Members Show - Abstract Theme

The term "Abstract" varies in meaning from person to person. We each carry a definition cultivated from school, from trips to museums, from experience. The variations in definition makes this particular theme especially exciting.

The root meaning of the word is “pulled away from” or “detached" and in art we take that to indicate some version of a ‘separation from the real world’.

Because of its very definition, it is completely understandable that Abstract can span the gambit between hazy, dreamlike ‘representational’ art, and the far greater abstraction that is ‘non-representational’ art. The images that come to mind for many, in fact, correspond to famous abstractionists such as Jackson Pollock or Wassily Kandinsky whose works do not seem to depict anything tangible. 

For those that call upon Picasso and Matisse, whose imagery is fairly recognizable yet wildly simplified, exaggerated, and colorfully depicted, abstraction calls upon emotion, discomfort, and consideration of the viewer.  Any break from representing reality, whether it be a dreamy blending of emotions into a composition or the wild colors and strokes demanding attention, or even a wash of one or two colors that set the stage for inner reflection, can each be defined as abstract!

Our next show celebrates the abstract and is for Chaparral members only. If you are intrigued with the idea but are not a member yet, we welcome new members and we will have membership flyers with us during intake. All mediums are welcome (photography too!), though your works must hang on and lay flat against the wall. There is no cost to enter and you are invited to bring up to six abstract works, preferably no larger than 16”x20” but if you have something of the dimension 20"x24" bring it and we will do our best to accommodate. We hope to see what YOU feel are your abstract representations of the world. 

Location:             Rainbow Stew, Yucca Valley
Intake - Day 1:    May 13, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Intake - Day 2:    May 14, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Flyer:                    Abstract Show

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