A Fresh Look 2021 art exhibit and competition
On view June 9 – July 30, 2021The public is invited to meet participating artists at a public reception on Saturday June 19th from 6-8 pm • Awards will be presented at 7 pm.
A Fresh Look art exhibit and competition opens this Wednesday at Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain. Artists from around the region have submitted over seventy works of art to be judged for cash prizes. Artists were asked to show their most recent work taking a fresh look at the world around them. The theme for this show is very open, allowing for a wide variety of subject matter to be entered.
Even after a year being on lock-down due to the global pandemic, the artwork in the exhibit is bright and uplifting showing that the participating artists have chosen to see the beauty and color in the world around them. There are a lot of landscapes and wildlife reflected in this show, perhaps looking to a more comforting view of the world outside of the confinements of home. Artists entered work in a variety of media: oil, acrylic and pastel paintings, photography, mixed media and collage.
About the Judge
Judging this year’s show is Andrew Leventis. Mr. Leventis creates intricately detailed oil paintings of contemporary vanitas. He has recently depicted his stocked refrigerator and icebox throughout the global pandemic. Andrew earned a BFA from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and an MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Venues exhibiting his work include York Art Gallery, UK; the Venice Arsenale, Italy; the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Korea; and Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Ohio. His work has been featured in art periodicals such as Aesthetica Magazine and New American Paintings. Andrew is an Assistant Professor of Painting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Examples of his work can be seen at www.andrewleventispainting.com and on Instagram @andrewleventisstudio