Green Kill, at 229 Green Kill Avenue in Kingston, NY, announces “Sol Invictus.” a contemporary art show and performance, opening on December 3 from 6 to 9 PM. “Sol Invictus,” latin for the unconquered sun, includes poetry readings and DJ. Show runs through Sunday Dec 18th, a few days prior of the Winter Solstice.
The Winter solstice is a time to reflect on the darkness and celebrate the return of the sun, with longer days ahead and the rebirth of nature. Celebrations have been common throughout cultures and history with feasts, festivals and holidays around the December solstice. “Sol Invictus’ is a Roman sun god from the 3rd century whose birthday was celebrated on or about December 25th.
“Sol Invictus” brings together innovative art forms and includes light installations, digital art, video protections, painting and works on paper and offers an opportunity to experience contemporary art mediums and non-representational vocabulary. Immersive, experiential yet sublime this show breaths a refreshing take on art.
Artists include: Multimedia artist Brent Felker (NYC/Kingston), Light Installation artist Laurent Fort (NYC), Multidisciplinary artist Kylin O’Brien (NYC), Photographer Ed Grant and Painter/Drawer Michelle Tommasi (Hudson Valley). Poets include by Cory Nakasue & Cole Heinowitz. The show is curated by Brent Felker & Michelle Tommasi.
About the Artists:
Michelle Tommasi is sculptural-painter/drawer formerly of New York City and has been calling New Paltz, NY her home since 2003. Michelle exhibits her newest series of mix media works exploring the interplay of light and material. Painting and drawing unite in textured gestures that tend toward the chimerical and suggestive, echoes of memory and sound, spirit and nature. Pieces for this exhibit include works on paper, board and aluminum.
Brent Felker is an interdisciplinary visual and performance artist who specializes in multimedia work. He splits time between New York City and Kingston, and is the co-founder of Gemini Hill, an arts and farming co-op in Kingston. His work for Sol Invictus includes a series of digital prints on aluminum with abstract imagery derived from long-exposure photography, plus video installations.
Kylin O’Brien is a New York City born Brooklyn based multidisciplinary artist. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including commissioned public work during Art Basel Miami. Her painted large-scale pieces in this show are her Tantra Studies paintings. They explore light, penetration, orbits and orbs, and nature worship. They explore the ancient and natural “movement of all things”.
Laurent Fort is a NYC based light installation artist. His installations express an unusual balance between nature and artifice and focuses on new perceptions of light. Wellness and contemplation, emotion and sensation, his pieces have been part of galleries and design exhibitions and fashion magazines. Link to installation https://youtu.be/O565HxPpG-Q
Ed Grant is a photographer and “glitch artist”. He received his BA from the University of Vermont and MFA from UMASS/Amherst. Ed’s work has been shown in New York, Amherst, Burlington and Santa Cruz. For Sol Invictus, Ed will present pieces from his “Light” series.