Call for Entries: Fragments Juried Exhibition

Call for Entries: Fragments Juried Exhibition

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Fragments is a juried exhibition held at Strata Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition will run from January 3 through January 21, 2023.

This exhibition will feature artists whose work expresses and articulates the myriad, exciting, and challenging ways in which our reality has become fragmented. All of us experience the dizzying splitting of our attention among the burgeoning opportunities of ever-improving digital devices, the abundance of disparate and competing news reports, and the allure of social media. Our bodies themselves are increasingly prosthetically enhanced, and humanity embraces the possibilities of artificial intelligence. Gene editing/genetic engineering are other visionary and groundbreaking experiments with fragmentation and hybridization. Contemporary art, as possibly never before, is an ecstatic discourse of fragmentary styles and genres.

There are many compelling creative opportunities to embody this kaleidoscopic reality in visual art, from Neo-Cubist spatial fragmentation, Modernist conflation of surface and depth, Post-Modernist marriage of disparate styles and iconography, to digital pixelation, to the playful deployment of literal, material fragments in collage and assemblage. Any artwork that addresses or involves fragmentation/hybridization/cross-fertilization is a potential prophet or embodiment of this brave new world.

$200 Best of Show (1)
$150 Director’s Choice (1)
$50 Honorable Mention (2)

Juror: David Olivant is the President and co-founder of Strata Gallery. He was professor of painting for 25 years at CSU Stanislaus. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions in New Delhi, New York City, Chicago, Dusseldorf, Wuppertal, Fresno, and San Bernardino. His recent bodies of work, Heteroglyphs and Retroglyphs, address heterogeneity, as well as spatial and temporal fragmentation.

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