Mon – Fri, 10am – 4 pm. Prior to most events, and during most intermissions.
Mar 21 – May 9, 2016
Wed, Mar 23 at 5:30 pm
Prior to RUBBERBANDance Group
Visual Meditation is a body of work that explores the potential of non-objective art and the artist’s own adaptation on geometric, hard-edge abstraction. The act of meditating can offer relaxation and a filtered state of mind, allowing awareness and senses to turn to the simple interactions happening around the viewer. These paintings offer no message other than what the viewer brings; the interaction of shapes, color, and lines are the only subject matter to look at, allowing for an infinitely open interpretation. The subject matter determined by the viewer can range from an absolutely silent conclusion to an extremely complex message. The non-objectivity of these paintings allows the viewer to indulge in a visual meditative experience without the pressure, need, or expectation for any specific meaning.
Ryan King is in his senior year as a Fine Arts student at UConn with an associates degree in Fine Arts from Manchester Community College. Ryan lives in Somers, CT. He produces works in painting, printmaking, ceramics, drawing and photography along with a developing interest in jewelry-making and framing. His work has been shown in The 9th Arches Student Print Exhibition in Cambridge MA, the MCC Alumni Art show in the Dehn Gallery in Manchester CT, and several other local venues across CT. He has been awarded the UConn IDEA Grant, the UConn Fine Arts Scholarship, and the Manchester Art Association Award.