Apparitions and Constructions Opens May 5th.

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Apparitions and Constructions opens at The Bridgeport Art Center on May 5th at 7 pm. This is an invitational showcase curated by Lelde Kalmite, a resident artist at the Bridgeport Art Center studios.

The show centers around the theme of man and the environment. The destruction and interaction with our environment is finally catching up to us. We’re witnessing the changes in weather and climate patters, along with the natural disasters that seem to increase every year.

I’ve become more aware of my carbon foot print and what I put in my body since we started gardening. It’s a slow process and it will probably will be a life style that’s been hard to get used to but we are past the point of no return. Similarly, the planet’s not in good shape and it is up to us to stand up and make a change. This show gave me an opportunity to pay homage to a force that is larger and much more powerful myself. Nature.

My piece will be an installation made specifically for this show. It was inspired by a near-drowning experience I had while I was swimming in the Caribbean Sea at the age of 9. While struggling for my life there was a moment where I had no choice but to stop struggling and start admiring the much larger force that controlled my life in those few minutes. This experience of life and survival was one of the scariest and most beautiful moments in my life.

This four person show will be up from May 5th to June 3rd. The exhibiting artists are Alan Leder, Rita Grendze, Lelde Kalmite, and Diana Gabriel.

9 thoughts on “Apparitions and Constructions Opens May 5th.

    The Contreras-Gabriel Project responded:
    April 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm
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    Starting a New Year | thecontrerasgabrielproject said:
    May 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    […] the beginning of our second year of The CG Project. We’re starting off strong this year with Diana’s largest site-specific installation, Mario’s graduation from Columbia College and Osito’s and Kylie’s birthdays all […]

    […] us at Diana’s show to see the piece in person. Share this:FacebookRedditPinterestTwitterLike this:LikeBe the first to […]

    Drop Off | thecontrerasgabrielproject said:
    May 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    […] I read or heard something about productivity about a year ago, probably from NPR, that said that exceeding your average level of productivity for an extended period will eventually lead to a drop off, or period of decreased productivity. Maritima taught us this lesson the hard way. This last video shows our mad dash to finishing the installation in time for the opening. […]

    Maritima | thecontrerasgabrielproject said:
    May 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    […] shared Diana’s inspiration for the piece with Matthew and he was able to make that story into what he calls a musical journey. Using a vivid […]

    […] of all 3 concepts. Rita Grendze, mentioned above, was one of the four artists that participated in Apparitions and Constructions. As Diana and I were building Maritima, we’d leave for the night and return to find […]

    […] have noticed this visit by the president or the NATO Raid story if it hadn’t been for Apparitions and Constructions. President Obama’s visit to Bridgeport reminded me, young voter, about a short time when our […]

    […] Grendze is one of four artists from Constructions and Apparitions in Bridgeport. Her eclectic sculptures are always a treat and she’s also very kind. Speaking of kind people, […]

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