Connect & Collect offers a novel opportunity for art enthusiasts and collectors to view and purchase paintings by rising stars and celebrated artists whose work reflects the scope of the artworld’s vibrant and eclectic types and pursuits. Often based in each fashionable industrial and artwork historical sources, his work in video, sculpture, painting and images examines the deep-seated links between consumerism and political consciousness, as well as the political silences of postwar art.
He combines every of these media into compelling, sensual and witty works which might be platforms from which to discuss challenging and far-ranging matters equivalent to hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity, popular culture, and American and artwork history while providing new views and associations for established symbols.
The 10th edition will unveil a number of new options together with China Perspectives, a set of works by chosen galleries, artists and artist collectives themed around the contemporary Chinese artwork narrative, and Artist Projects, an entire flooring dedicated to painters, sculptors and photographers exhibiting in a solo or joint presentation.
Major funding is supplied by the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts; the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; The Leir Charitable Foundations; The Goldstone Family Foundation; CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens); The Amadeo Family; Crozier; the Hospital for Special Surgery, Stamford; The Cowles Charitable Trust; The Gage Fund; Ridgefield Education Foundation; Fairfield County Bank; Tauck; and Cohen and Wolf.
But artists who nonetheless prefer to stay to conventional painting instruments equivalent to paper or canvases still need to pick a medium to work on. As acrylic paints are water-based mostly, non-toxic and fast drying, many artists have made it their choice of paint medium.