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Poetic Space Art Exhibit features works of Darrell Roberts, Susan Hoenig and Klaus W. Eisenlohr
Poetic Space Art Exhibit features works of Darrell Roberts, Susan Hoenig and Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart announces the fall gallery exhibition in Stuart's Considine Gallery will include paintings by Susan Hoenig and Darrell Roberts, as well as photographs by Klaus W. Eisenlohr. The exhibition titled, Poetic Space, explores the relationships between space, the environment, time and the sublime.

Poetic Space will be on display in Stuart's Considine Gallery, from October 15 through November 21, 2017. The gallery is open to the public from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, when school is in session.

The Public is Invited
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 15, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Gallery Talk with the artists: Tuesday, October 17, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

This is the first exhibition at Stuart curated by the school's new gallery director, Andres Duque, who explained, "This exhibition is a continuum of experiences: Darrell's paintings are landscapes encapsulated in the beauty of the material; Susan's exquisite compositions in Songbird Paintings play with shapes and color to create poetic images; and Klaus' photographic work is surreal, full of tension, movement and the sense of exploration." Mr. Duque continued, "I am very proud to have these fantastic artists sharing their life experiences and work in Poetic Space at Stuart."

Darrell Roberts is an American artist best known for his abstractions full of color and texture. In his decades-spanning practice, he has explored different materials and mediums. Darrell began exploring painting in high school and was creative throughout his childhood, today he creates gracefully formed abstracts that are boldly colored and hang in an uncanny, perfect balance. Each painting consists of swatches of oil paint perfectly chosen by color layered upon layer and with tiny painted out imperfections beneath allowed to flicker through.

Darrell has received grants from the Dedalus Foundation, George Sugarman Foundation, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and Tanne Foundation. He has a BA in Art History from the University of Northern Iowa, participated in the Leon Levy Expedition in Ashkelon, Israel for archaeology, completed his BFA and MFA at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and has participated in artist residencies in Johnson; Vermont, Delhi; India, Kushtia; Bangladesh, Beijing; China and Cadiz; Spain. Thomas McCormick Gallery in Chicago represents Darrell Roberts and David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe. Learn more at https://about.me/darrellroberts.

Susan Hoenig is an ecological artist. She works to visualize the relationships between habitat, plant and animal life through an evolving landscape of color and distinct geometric form. Her paintings explore the impact of ecological issues by putting a face on the beauty of land and its creatures. She studies the shades of color, the living light linking roots to plants, plankton to sea. She says, "I dream inside the shapes I make. The ineffable mystery is in the wonderful balance of nature. What we see is only the outer margin of an intricate web that is changing before our very eyes."

Since 2006, Susan has been working with a bird bander/biologist at the Featherbed Lane Bird Banding Station in the Sourland Mountains of New Jersey which allows her to study, firsthand, the lifecycle of birds and the conditions and habitat in which they live. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College and a Master of Fine Arts from The University of Iowa. Read more about Susan at www.susanhoenig.com.

Klaus W. Eisenlohr is a filmmaker and photographer with a great talent to capture a moment in urban space. Klaus is an artist working in Berlin who explores performance, film and still image to understand its place. In describing his work, Klaus says, "A photograph, in my opinion, should not try to create a 'window to reality' if the author wants the image to be read." He continues, "Taking the picture transforms the space, however, it will still be connected with the real space. It will allow for multiple readings, also depending on other information about the space, as reading and understanding poetry is connected with knowing and understanding of language and context."

Since 2008, Klaus has lectured at Photocentrum of Gilbert-Bosqes Volkshochschule Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, and until recently was a photography instructor at Sarah Lawrence College in Berlin. As artist-curator at The Berlin International Directors Lounge, a media art festival based in Berlin, he curates the Urban Research program http://urban-research.eu/ and organizes monthly screenings. He received a number of prizes and grants, such as: 2006 HIAP Helsinki, 2001 Cast & Cut, awarded by Stiftung Kulturregion Hannover and Nordmedia; 1999 Special Airlift Memorial Fellowship from Berlin Senate and the America House Berlin; and a 1997 fellowship from the Art Foundation of Baden-Württemberg. He holds the title of meisterschüler at University of the Arts, Berlin and MFA of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Learn more at http://www.kw-eisenlohr.de/