Our 2016 collaboration with Hauser’s Jeweler’s brought prominent Atlanta artists to Newport News in an eclectic retail setting.
Tyrus’ process begins within the fascination of the oblique and peripheral accepting that complete understanding isn’t necessary for a work to function. Some of the pieces are heavily influenced by Japanese prints: an implication of a mirror reflecting our syncretic culture that sits in the multiplicities resulting from the cultural consequences of long chains of interactions since Alexander the Great’s movement into India. As a multi-disciplinary artist he explores the facets of this mirror through various means. His paintings are saturated with color and structures of contemporary abstraction using hardline geometric expressions of our sensual world and the unseen. His photographic and film works simultaneously evoke nostalgia and immediacy of semi-private moments of pause within journey.
An artist molded by her international experiences, Zuzka is a citizen of the United States and Slovakia as her parents escaped from Communist Czechoslovakia. Vaclavik grew up in Germany where she took art lessons from a Czech painter. Her passion and curiosity for new experiences led her to pursue her development as an artist in the Far East. She lived in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia for two years before beginning her graduate school studies. Vaclavik has exhibited her work in New York, California, Cambodia, Germany, Austria, and across the United States. Critical reviews/publications of her work can be found in The Atlanta Journal Constitution, New American Paintings, and in Germany through Sudwest Presse.