For the first time, Lake Worth artists Isabel Gouveia and Stephen Futej are exhibiting together as husband and wife in Parts and Pieces at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus, Palm Beach State College, Feb.21-March 23.
The exhibition is a compilation of artworks selected from various bodies of work, so only parts are offered here. Both artists refer to the art of architecture, whether human or other.
Each piece, while intended to make an individual statement, often operates in harmony with other works and in several instances they are intended to contribute to a greater whole.
Highly abstracted, almost non-objective work has been explored for a century, said Isabel Goiveia.
“I still find it a vital and dynamic arena. Curvilinear shape and line simplify many elements relevant to my expression: the feminine curve, an opening, an architectural element, the line that traces a graph, or part of the organic world of swelling hills, fruits and its pods.”
She believes that openings represent not only the actual door but also contemplation, a portal in the dreamy direction, an exit or an escape. In her work she explores adaptation, deconstruction and reconstruction of a fictional space.
“Non-traditional, recovered and recollected material build the work and serve as an expression of the way we unconsciously live today, unaware of our limitations or abundance,” she said.
Stephen Futej says his work results from the accumulation of personal stimuli
“Insight distilled from an encounter with machine, animal or nature may spark the creative process, or it could come from a song or a memorable quote
“Each work is complete but is often a vignette suggesting something larger than itself.”
He treats the ideas as objects, and their compilation functions like a work composed of found objects. “I strive for an ambiguity of form that allows the viewer room to interact with the pieces on the level they desire,” he said.
The exhibition runs from Feb. 21 to March 23.The opening reception will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For information, call 561-207-5015 or visit www. PalmBeachState.edu/gallery/currentexhibit
The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is in the BB building of Palm Beach State College, 3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens,