“Music creates order out of chaos, for rhythm imposes unanimity upon
the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony
imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.”
– Yehudi Menuhin
Harmony, balance, rhythm, and repetition, lyricism, notes of warm and cool, repetition, mark making, and movement. From classical to contemporary, from abstract to surrealism, artists and musicians have shared many aspects of the creative process. This exhibition calls for works that may be inspired by music or by any of these compatible or incongruous elements.
Rhythm, Rhyme and Harmony will be curated by Melissa Staiger. Melissa earned her BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, MD and MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Some of her curatorial project include, Streaming, co-organized with Mike Childs, Memories are Starting Points: Beatrice Wolert at Underdonk Gallery, Pamela Colman Smith: Life and Work at Pratt Institute Libraries, Brooklyn Campus which was reviewed in the New York Times, and Hyperalleric and has been a Curator-in- Residence at Trestle Projects. She was nominated and attended the Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residency and the Wassaic Project Residency and is a member of the American Abstract Artists.
Exhibit Dates: May 12th – June 9th, 2023
Wed (May 17, May 31): 10AM-7:30PM
Sat (May 20): 10AM-3PM
Opening Reception: Friday, May 12th, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, May 25, 6 – 7pm