The UConn Stamford Campus Art Gallery is proud to announce it’s latest exhibition entitled…
“Why We All Need Art In Our Lives“ by dramatically creative artist Carl Schumann.
Exhibit Runs from March 14 through April 21, 2016
Receptions: Monday, 3/14 from 4 – 7 p.m. & Saturday 3/19 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
“Why We all Need Art in our Lives”, is a solo exhibit where the artist, through the range of his work, as well as working in different styles and media tries to answer the eternal question facing every artist of : Why do we feel the need to create?
Mr. Schumann has said, “In the past, when I first really looked at a piece of art, I was more impressed with the artist’s execution. Now, I am equally drawn to the ‘idea’ found in a great work of art. The “Statement,” which might make us reflect on the world, or even cause us to laugh out loud, or even just ponder an arrangement of line, color and shape that pulls us in and make us announce, ‘what a cool idea!’”.
This show will feature over sixty different works of art, big and small, serious and strange and, hopefully all though provoking.
“Why We all Need Art in our Lives” – It’s a natural part of us. There is a drive within all of us to create and express ourselves through art. Through art we gain a better understanding of how the events throughout History have shaped us into what we are today. Our homes reflect our personalities through the art we choose to display. It can inspire us, make us happy or even motivate us. Living in a purely functional world would lack meaning for us as human beings.
Three of his favorite quotes that embodies this exhibition are:
“Life beats down and crushes the soul, and Art reminds you that you have one.”- Stella Adler.
“Life is fleeting, Art is eternal.” – Joseph Blough
“Art is what you can get away with…”- Andy Warhol
Carl Schumann’s art is in the Corporate Collections of The New York Mets, The Limited Stores, The Maritime Center of Norwalk, CT., and Yale New Haven Hospital. Private collection of US Ambassador Lanpher of Zimbabwe, Rock Musician, Bryan Ferry, and the widow of Yankee great, Mrs. Roger Maris are featured in museum shows for the Catholic Museum, NYC and the Newark Museum in New Jersey.
In 1996 Mr. Schumann was honored at a dinner at the US State Department in Washington, D.C. to be included in their Art in the Embassies Program. In 2002 he directed and helped design a promotional CD for The Rolling Stones “Forty Licks Tour”.
UConn Stamford is located at the corner of Washington Blvd. and Broad Street in downtown Stamford. FREE Visitor Parking is available at the UConn garage, 2nd level, on Washington Blvd.
For more information contact Gary Faulkner at UConn Stamford 203.251.8450 or visit the UConn Stamford Art Gallery web site at http://artgallery.stamford.uconn.edu/.