Exhibitions Now Open
Examine what identity means to you at the new exhibition, “Fluid: An Exploration of Identity” at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts.
Take a close look at yourself through the eyes of two unique artists at the SCA. Gypsy Schindler and Brie Moblo have installed their thought-provoking work at the SCA, which will be on display in the gallery and corridor through May 28.
Gypsy Schindler has installed her exhibition, “Fluid: An Exploration of Identity”, in the gallery; a collection of works exploring the fluid nature of defining ourselves, through expressive mark-making, process, and color within portraiture.
Schindler is an artist, a musician, a poet, a teacher, and according to her website … “a lover, a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, and a magic bean buyer.” She has an MFA from Eastern Michigan University and a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design. She currently lives in Richmond, Indiana with her lovely significant other and two dogs.
Portraiture has significant meaning within the context of art history. Explore that history with us through Schindler’s captivating exhibition, “Fluid: An Exploration of Identity”. Simply stated, the definition of ‘Fluid’ is a substance that has no fixed shape and yields easily to external pressure. All of these paintings hold examples of fluid physical attributes. However, in a human being, fluidity is actually a psychological and emotional ability, more than a physical state.
“The fluidity of identity as a concept is a constant journey for me, as a person, and as an artist. Paradoxically, it is the root that sustains my interest in portraiture,” says Schindler. The societal concept of identity is also continually in flux, as the definitions of gender, race, age, geography, culture and socioeconomic status are mixed, blurred, inverted and dismantled.
The innovative genius doesn’t stop in just the gallery, the SCA is also welcoming Brie Moblo into the Corridor! Moblo’s exhibition is a textile showcase featuring linen tapestries and paper collage. Each textile piece is block-printed, hand painted, and/or dyed by the artist. Each image is carved by the Moblo. Each one-of-a-kind piece represents the artist’s perception of beauty using texture and color.
Moblo, owner of beemo textiles, is a self-taught textile artist working from a home studio in Grand Rapids, MI. Her aim is simply beauty with texture and color by creating items that you love to walk through your home and glimpse at; and pieces of clothing that you spy in your closet and grab with joy!
Guests can even take a piece of this creative inspiration home, both artists have all their work for sale on the SCA’s e-commerce pages!
Pardon our dust... We're growing!
We are SO EXCITED to be welcoming our 2021 Performance Series to the new and improved Outdoor Plaza Stage. However, there’s TONS of work required to get that stage ready to go this summer! Despite the construction, we are still open for guests to visit during normal hours, Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm. During construction, please utilize the city parking lot to the west of our building and enter through the double doors under the red arch on our pavilion.
If you would feel more comfortable setting up a private showing of the current exhibitions, we are happy to make arrangements!