An Eye Into the “I’ Virtual ReceptionSunday, March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sunday, March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An Eye Into the “I’ Virtual Reception
Gallery 18 at Riverdale Y is delighted to present AN EYE INTO THE “I”, Smadar Taub’s exhibit of Mixed Media/Digital Art. An exploration of and into the human psyche, it will be on display from March 2 through March 31. Click here to view the exhibit. A Virtual Opening Reception will be held on March 14 via Zoom, with the Artist present amid an open exchange of questions and comments from participants. Click here to join the Virtual Reception.
Smadar Taub’s own journey through self-inquiry led to an EdM in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her love for art led to an MS in Art Therapy from the College of New Rochelle. She combines the two by facilitating Dream Seminars and “Conscious Awareness” classes and individual sessions, which include the use of spontaneous image-making.
In her own blend of the actual and the virtual, consonant with the times, Taub uses traditional art techniques—drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography—to produce images that she then manipulates by digital means to create a visual landscape at once familiar and unexpected, thereby evoking a range of feelings, including discomfort.
The artist’s goal is to encourage viewers who are gazing outwardly at her art pieces to turn their gaze inward and, with playfulness, spontaneity, and without self-judgment, ask themselves what these images are prompting. For example: How do I feel in response to this image? Where else in my life do I experience a similar feeling? What title would I have given to this image?
Taub notes that viewing these pieces at another point in time might cause different feelings to arise.
“Images evoke feelings; they tap into our subconscious mind and reveal where our hearts are at the present moment.”
Taub can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.