Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very extremely to announce that Dixon Bergman has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s recent tenth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Dixon will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.
Dixon Bergman is a professional 3-Dimensional artist based in Plymouth, Massachusetts and he specializes in creating 3D Cubist Masterpieces for the visually impaired. It is Dixon’s desire to create finished works that look like exact reproductions to sighted folks and to a visually impaired person could understand and enjoy, through touch. Dixon will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.
This solo exhibition will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, Premium FOX, CBS, NBC, and Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News and social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.
In addition, as part of his award package, Dixon will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist. Dixon’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.
The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public. Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition; 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions. This was the tenth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.
Below is Dixon’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 15 of his 3D art creations. We hope that you will take the time to read Dixon’s information and to take a look at his unique and Cubist-inspired art.
Dixon Bergman is a Plymouth, Massachusetts contemporary artist and oil painter who often uses his camera and computer to create digital art. In 2014, after looking at early works of cubist artist Juan Gris, Dixon was inspired to take the leap from flat canvasses into three dimensions.
At that point, he began reproducing 3D Museum Cubist Masterpieces that both visually impaired and sighted people could enjoy. His work was constructed using a flat panel made of wood as the "canvas." Design elements were glued to the substrate piece-by-piece, layer upon layer. Surfaces were smoothed, carefully blended and primed before color was applied ... all in an attempt to be faithful both to the color palette and brush textures of the original painting.
The finished works looked like exact reproductions to sighted folks... and a visually impaired person could understand and enjoy, through touch, the subtleties of the design created by some of the world's greatest artists: Picasso, Gris, Braque, Feininger, and Klee, among others.
Today, Dixon considers himself a “Constructionist.” His work continues along a cubist path but has transitioned into truly unique and inspiring 3-Dimensional creations. Found objects receive new life as he works them into complicated and often times surprising art themes providing the art enthusiast with refreshing visual and tactile treats.
Dixon has an engineering degree from Union College and has done graduate study at Yale School of Art and Architecture. In business Dixon has developed countless advertising campaigns and public relations programs. Operating as a one-man ad agency, he has provided technical writing, designed and produced requisite collateral material, including print advertisements, catalogs, brochures, annual reports, and internet graphics. His work has been exhibited with numerous regional art associations.
I like old stuff and can spend hours in thrift stores, junky antique shops and Goodwill outlets hunting through the rubble. The more clutter the better.
One day, after finding (and buying for six dollars) an old, damaged guitar that someone had painted blue, I found myself in a flash-back mode to a college art history course. Topic? Cubism. Hey, why not see what Picasso's painting of the "Blue Guitar" might actually become in three dimensions!
Back in the studio, I soon had my table saw ripping through the guitar. Jigsaw blades humming promising new life into pieces of scrap wood. Sandpaper sanding edges while wood filler was filling gaps. And, of course, glue was dripping onto my bench everywhere. When my excitement quieted, I mounted the creature on a 34" x 24" wood panel and applied makeup tones faithful to Picasso's blue oils palette.
That was the beginning of my "constructionist" direction. Today I continue along a cubist path forming found objects into 3–D sculptures that magnify the essence (and splendor) of each of its parts. For example, I once disassembled a piano and found the magnificent complexities of its construction. The amazing workmanship . . . the theme, variations, and rhythms of the parts. The elements of that beauty deserved to be out in the sunshine for all to see. So I used many of those wonderful elements to form a sculpture named My Be Flat Piano. It measured 24" x 36" x 3". Flat indeed!
Many sculptures later, my raw materials inventory has grown to include violins, printed circuit boards, piano action racks, trumpets, harps, old clocks, alphabet blocks, a collection of toys, and boxes of flotsam and jetsam. Today, I hope you enjoy seeing many of these familiar items in their new form, one-of-a-kind combinations that bring traditional cubism out into the realm of the third dimension. Dixon’s website: www.dixondoesit.com
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Over the years, we have learned and seen that the artists who continually compete, who consistently show their art and who are dedicated to becoming a better and a more proficient artist, that it will be those artists who will be the most successful in their art careers.
A successful art career takes time, patience and a self-determination to succeed. It is from the above-mentioned characteristics that the artists who have been selected to be shown through the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for this feature, “The Gallery's Hot Twenty-Five 3D Artists”.
The artists were selected from our past Solo Art Exhibitions, Artist Showcase Features, as well as the winning artists from our monthly themed art exhibitions.
This list and the slideshow below are in alpha order. Here are our "The Gallery's Hot Twenty-Five 3D Artists" to keep your eye on as of this date;
Sharon Bartel Clements – “Ancient Warrior 24 – Back” - www.bartelclements.com
Dixon Bergman – “Acoustic Blues” - www.dixondoesit.com
Elizabeth Brownrigg - "Masquerade Beauty" - www.gypsypotterstudios.ca
Patricia Burns – “Zeke” – www.patburnsart.com
Lynda Colley – “Recycled Glass and Resin with LEDs lit” - http://lyndacolley.co.uk
Sheila Fisher – “Petals from Paper” - www.instagram.com/petalsfrompaper
Thomas Hester – “Jaguar” - http://hesterstudios.com
Cara Lawson-Ball – “River Otter” - www.caralawsonball.com
Sue Majewski – “Garden - Botanical Series” - https://sumajetski.weebly.com
Dorothy McGuinness – “Three Lobe Twist” - www.dorothymcguinnessbasket.com
Wagner McRee – “Uplifted Shimmer” - www.mcreeturnedart.com
Keith Plummer – “Prince of Tides” - http://keithplummersculptor.com
Sophia Ruppert – “Cameo” - www.sophiaruppert.com
Debra Rushfeldt – “266 Days” - www.debrarushfeldt.com
Deborah Samia – “Odalisque” – www.deborahsamia.com
Irene Sirko – “Starburst” - www.irenesirko.com
Katty Smith – “Botanical” – www.sculpturekat.com
Randall Stoner – “Not Too Bright” - www.madcarver.com
Oceana Rain Stuart – “Eternal Bliss Bust” - www.oceanarainstuart.com
Matthew Sudlow – “Wish For More Wishes” - https://matthewsudlow.com
Gevorg Tadevosyan – “Time” - www.tadevosyan.org
David Tinsley – “Silent Sobs” - www.outinthebluecreations.com
Kelsie Ward – “Scapes” - www.kelsieward.com
Gayle Wray – “Leticia” - www.gaylewraydolls.com
Belgin Yücelen - Who Am I?” - www.belginyucelen.com
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Belgin Yücelen has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s seventh “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Belgin will now have a month long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.
Belgin Yücelen is a sculptor and an installation artist living in Boulder, Colorado. Belgin will be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign, provided by Kjprnews.com. They will promote and circulate her winning press release to over 1000+ News Outlets, (Premium FOX, CBS, NBC, CW Affiliated Sites), 500 TV & Radio Sites, 250 Regional & Industry Site through Kjprnews.com and through LST gallery’s broad social media network.
In addition, as part of her award package, she will now be featured as an Artsy.net Light Space & Time promoted artist. The LST Artsy.net page will feature 4 pieces of the artist’s art, a small artist statement and their website URL’s as part of the gallery’s overall prize package.
Artsy.net averages 2 million visitors a month and 46% of Artsy users who have purchased art via Artsy started out as art enthusiasts rather than preexisting collectors.
The solo art exhibition will also be promoted on artweek.com. Artweek produces 800,000 page impressions per month, 280,000 website visitors per month and has 30,000 newsletter subscribers.
Belgin will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.
The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public. Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition; 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month long solo art exhibitions. This was the seventh “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.
Below is Belgin’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 pieces of her bronze sculptures. We hope that you will take the time to read Belgin’s information and to take a look at her wonderful “value driven” figurative sculptures.
Belgin Yücelen is a sculptor and an installation artist. She studied sculpture at the Florence Accademia D'Arte in Florence, University of Colorado Boulder, and the Art Students League of Denver. Her work has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions in United States and internationally. She is being represented by galleries in the United States and in Europe.
Her art is a poetic response to specific issues, current events and disappearing moral values. It is a way to cherish the present moment and our past. She aims to create aesthetically beautiful, compelling and thought provoking art in a simple and quiet manner.
Belgin Yücelen seeks to create awareness of certain values. For example, her bronze sculpture series Journey of a Thousand Years is about self-knowledge. In her Words installation, which includes an audio element, she was encouraging people to listen to each other more. In Floating Children, a collaboration with photojournalist Brian Rutter, the installation featured transparent fabric that had been printed with photographs of Syrian children and hung from the ceiling so that the images appeared to float; it was her way of speaking to the fragility of children in times of war.
She also uses her art to preserve and promote her culture. Her last two solo exhibitions, Clothes from the Past and Ethereal Shoes, were intended to bring history to life by creating sculptural clothes and shoes based on styles that were previously in vogue in Turkey.
She was formally trained as a sculptor and has also learned how to paint, make jewelry, and printing. Her expertise in each of these areas contributes to the others, in terms of design, material selection, and technique. She does not confine herself to the knowledge she has already acquired. When a certain art form is the most suitable way to materialize an idea, she invests time in mastering it.
She is a recipient of grants and fellowships including the 2017 Fellow selected by the Clark Hulings Fund for the Business Accelerator Program and the Tending Space Fellowship for Artists by Hemera Foundation, 2017. Art reviews and interviews were published on her artwork in Fort Morgan Times, Pittsburgh Articulate, The Tribune Review, Les Femmes Folles, the Daily Camera, Chicago Reader, The Examiner and Reporter Herald. She also gave a number of presentations on art, art history and her art inspirations.
My art is a way to cherish the present moment and our past. It is a poetic response to specific issues, current events and disappearing moral values. I aim to create aesthetically beautiful, compelling and thought provoking art in a simple and quiet manner.
Art provides the imagery that allows me to present my ideas. My art changes depending on what I want to say, and its form is dictated by the subject matter. It could end up as an installation, sculpture, print, movie, or audio.
Art needs to be beautiful, but beauty can come from ugliness as long as it is presented poetically.
Belgin's website is http://www.belginyucelen.com
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Irene Sirko has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Irene was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #5. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature. Below are Irene's Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Irene’s sculpture plays a very important part in her life. She always needed to express her artistic feelings. For many years, she had searched to find the right medium for 3 dimensional work. From the very first time she placed her hands on stone to sculpt, she was captivated. The freedom that comes with creating what she feels is enlightening and a perfect outlet for her creativity.
Her art training includes Toronto School of Art, Wilfrid Laurier University, Haliburton School of Arts and private studies. She continuously experiences other media to expand her creativity base.
Though Irene sculpted exclusively by hand for many years, she now includes the use of power tools. This enables her to expand the type of stone sculpted and thereby create more interesting sculptures.
Overall, Irene would like others to appreciate stone as a medium, sculpture as an art form and abstract as an open-ended way of having new perspectives, whatever that may be for them.
The freedom Irene feels when sculpting provides her motivation to continue.
The basis for Irene’s creativity can be summarized as FEEL, FLOW & FORM. When working with stone, she is constantly feeling the curves and lines being created. Feeling the stone then dictates what follows next. The continuous flow of the work is critical. In the end, the form is pleasing to the eye and flows as a whole.
Focusing on the abstract allows her creativity to find its own end.
Irene sculpts in soapstone, alabaster and limestone and develop her sculpture slowly to allow the medium to direct her hands and reveal its form over time. Her style is to create sculptures that are simple, diverse and organic in nature. People use their imagination to experience the sculpture on a personal level. One of her admirers was holding one of her smaller works in their hands and said it brought them a sense of peace.
Irene's Website: www.irenesirko.com
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Sophia Ruppert has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s third “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Sophia will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, as well as in the gallery’s “Solo Art Series” archive.
Sophia is a student at Southern Illinois University where she is a double major and is studying to receive her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and a Bachelors of Arts degree in art history. Sophia will be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign, as well through the gallery’s broad social media network. In addition, Sophia will be featured on the gallery’s YouTube channel, with an event catalog, and with an event postcard.
The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public. Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition; 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in an individual month-long solo art exhibitions. This is the third “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.
Below is Sophia’s Artist’s Biography, her Artist’s Statement, along with 15 pieces of Sophia’s sculptures. We hope that you will take the time to read Sophia’s information and to see here wonderful 3 Dimensional art.
Sophia Ruppert was born in Mishawaka, Indiana on January 24th, 1993. She grew up in the very small town of Nokomis, Illinois and graduated from Nokomis High School in 2011 with high honors. Being a member of the National Honor Society, scholastic bowl, honor roll, band, and the visual arts, Ruppert has always aimed at the highest level of achievement possible. During her four years in high school, she attended four art conventions hosted by Rembrandt Society of the Arts and received several first place ribbons for her two-dimensional works in painting and drawing each year.
In the fall of 2011, Ruppert attended her first semester at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. There, she began her studies in music and art. By her second semester, she was fully involved in the Art and Design program and focused her class schedule towards receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and later a Bachelors of Arts degree in art history.
Ruppert took her first introduction to sculpture class in the spring of 2013. Since then, she has taken every course offered by the sculpture department, often several times, and has continued to further her knowledge of the three-dimensional arts of sculpture, metalsmithing, and ceramics. She has shown in numerous juried competitions since her first show in 2013 and served as the president of Sculptors at Wagner for four semesters.
In the spring of 2014, Ruppert entered and was accepted to be a finalist in the Sculpture on Campus juried competition. Each finalist receives a stipend to build a large-scale public sculpture to be placed on the SIUE campus for a minimum of one year. For this competition, each artist submits a proposal for a public commission. Ruppert completed her sculpture during the summer and won a third place by juror Amy Hauft that fall. She was selected again for the SOC competition in 2015 and completed another large-scale public sculpture for SIUE this fall for the competition which was juried by internationally known Patrick Dougherty.
Ruppert was accepted into the Bachelors of Fine Arts program for her portfolio in sculpture in the fall of 2014. Since then, her work has shifted to center on her personal experiences with both domestic and institutionalized sexism with much emphasis on the gender roles of men and women upon marriage. She plans on continuing this theme in her work and showing pieces from this series in juried exhibitions until she graduates in the spring of 2017 with a double major in sculpture and art history. She also plans to present her research in contemporary art history at the Art History Symposium in the spring of 2016. She believes that a substantial knowledge of art history is instrumental in the creative process for any artist.
In the history of our country and in many other patriarchal cultures throughout the world, gender roles have been established and in some cases enforced. In countries such as our own, a man is traditionally seen as the head of a household, making financial decisions and working to support the family. A woman in the same culture is traditionally expected to care for the home and children, keeping close to the family while completing most of the domestic chores. Social learning establishes these roles early in a child’s development and social pressure helps keep them secure into adulthood.
The focus of my recent work has been to describe and discuss the various problems of sexism in the heterosexual nuclear family in American culture. Most of my work comments on various forms of oppression such as traditional gender roles and the identity both men and women are often expected to adopt. Through the use of installation, domestic motifs, and color, narratives are created which should remind the audience of their home and also bring into question parts of these roles which are problematic. The combination of domestic references and sometimes intimidation creates a dialogue which questions multiple issues concerning the traditional roles of women.
Even though deviance from these roles is less taboo today than it was several decades ago, many of the pressures of these gender roles still exist and the issues of sexism are far from being resolved. It is still seen as odd when a man chooses to be a stay-at-home father while his wife works to support the family financially. Also, women who choose a professional career over caring for a family are often seen as differing from the social norm and are criticized for being stubborn and self-absorbed.
These assumptions and expectations have been fueling the drive towards my recent work. Traditional gender roles are oppressive and sexist. The majority of the time, these roles are not considered as such and are even embraced by women as romantic and ideal. I want my work to discuss some of the problems with tradition, help viewers think critically, and decide for themselves whether it is beneficial to keep practicing these social roles which have very oppressive consequences.