Friday, December 05, 2008

Joan Belmar and Alan Binstock

Two artists to watch!!

Alan Binstock: Suspended Cosmos
Joan Belmar: Life’s Many Layers

Alan Binstock: Suspended Cosmos, Glass 2008

Joan Belmar, Animal Instinct.(from Exhale series) acrylic, mylar and acetate on masonite 2008

December 4 – January 11

Opening reception: Saturday, December 6 from 5-8pm

H&F Fine Arts is pleased to present concurrent solo shows of works by Alan Binstock and Joan Belmar. Both artists’ work explores the circle of life and construct dialogue assessing the parallels of three dimensional abstract structures and human life. Belmar’s work will serve as a layered backdrop to the translucent sculptures created by Binstock. Alan Binstock’s work explores the forms that express or reflect the sacred, the inner life's varied manifestations of the micro and macro worlds. Many years of work as an architect and now in Master Planning at NASA, Binstock’s work is a result of deep space image and ideas that arise from his observation, reflection and meditation. Whether six inches or 60 inches tall there is an compelling mix of steel and glass, Binstock pushes glass to it’s limit…chiseling as if it were stone.
Binstock completed a graduate program at the University of Maryland School of Architecture. He has exhibited at American University Museum and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Binstock has many private and corporate collectors.

Experimentation with materials such as plastic, acetate, polycarbonate, Mylar,
and glass, allows Joan Belmar to create worlds where the viewer is allowed to see somethings clearly and some things opaquely. But all things seen are intended to reflect an outer and inner world of psychological stress, fragility and dislocation. Belmar’s work takes on a cosmic-like illusion that carefully entwines photography and optical effects.
A native of Chile, he has lived in the United States since 1999. Belmar has exhibited at the American University Museum, the Corcoran Art Auction Gala. He was a nominee as a Mayor’s Award Finalist as an outstanding emerging artist and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

H&F Fine Arts
3311 Rhode Island Avenue
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 887-0080

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