PEOPLE TEXTURES ENVIRONMENTS. Exhibition Cologne Germany 2015
People Textures Environments is an international exhibition featuring the permanent art collection of the project THRU CONTEMPORARY ARTS, an initiative of the non-profit Trinidad and Tobago-based organization GETTHRU. The collection will include works from the USA, Germany, and Trinidad and Tobago, and ranges from mixed media, collage, photography, digital, installation and paintings to embroidery. In keeping with its mission THRU CONTEMPORARY ARTS hopes to open a dialog about art and creative approaches to addressing societal issues in various countries. People Textures Environments links the commonality of human experience, using art, be it representational or abstract, to discuss people’s concerns and environments. For example, artist Adele Todd's embroidery series "Police and Teif" examines crime and punishment in her native Trinidad and Tobago. Meanwhile, Clary Estes’ photography series, "People's Health" looks at the health care system in the People's Republic of China and the disparity between the haves and haves-not. Abstract media artists such as GA Gardner, from Trinidad and Tobago and Judith Ganz, from Germany use mixed media techniques and abstract and surreal approaches to interpret their surroundings, allowing the observer to discover themselves in the works’ rich textures, content and color. The organization shares its permanent collection with galleries, museums and public art spaces around the world. People Textures Environments launches the organization’s efforts in this area. THRU CONTEMPORARY ARTS timed this exhibition to coincide with the iconic Art Cologne as a way to further encourage and expand artistic exchange.
Cologne, Germany at Q18 Quartier Am Hafen,
Poller Kirchweg 78-90 51105 Köln.
Opening reception Saturday April 11, 5-8pm
Closes date: April 19, 2015