The New York Society of Women Artists presents “Insight in Sight”, works of painters, mixed media artists, and sculptors at the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island.
Often, when we speak of “insight” we mean the realization of a deeper truth or appreciation, perhaps the “aha” moment when we see or intuit something in a more profound way.
For example, a botanical draftsperson may suddenly be awed by how the structure of a plant and its color and texture complement its function.
An abstract artist, working with relationships of color and shape, may discover that some compositions work best when in some uncanny way they echo relationships in nature. Or not.
For another artist, a narrative is most important. In telling a story either using symbols or more literally using illustrations, the artist, through her focus, work or even dreaminess, often tells a tale that reads on many levels.
And of course, by looking intently at something commonplace, an artist can feel that for a few moments she has penetrated the world of illusions.
The artists of NYSWA would like the audience to feel that they have experienced their visual world more deeply, viewing the paintings and sculpture in this exhibition.