Below the Surface National Juried Group Show Juried by Peter Gynd July 5 – July 29 Opening reception: Saturday, July 7, 5 – 8 pm Brooklyn, NY — Below the Surface, 440 Gallery’s annual theme show, is a resonant statement about the power of art to invoke something more than meets the eye. Juried by independent curator and artist Peter Gynd, this exhibit explores the way artists from diverse locations and backgrounds responded to the challenge of using layers of color, form and meaning to address this year’s theme. Artwork chosen for display was selected from submissions by artists across the U.S. With a variety of materials and techniques, Below the Surface is a unique statement about the creativity of art makers and their processes.
Mollie Douthit, a Grand Forks painter, will sign copies of the 76-page book published by the North Dakota Museum of Art in conjunction with Douthit's exhibition at the Museum a year ago.
The book, available in the Museum Gift Shop for $18, concludes Douthit's year as an "Art Maker." In the spring of 2017, the Museum opened her Art Makers exhibition underwritten by Dr. William Wosick of West Fargo.
The Art Makers is a series of exhibitions by regional artists selected by the Museum who are on the edge of a breakthrough in their art. They are often at a juncture in their artistic lives where a "leg up" could invigorate, revitalize, or change the course of their art. Douthit is the fifth artist in the Art Makers series funded by Dr. Wosick.