In Rembrandt van Rijn’s “The Artist in His Studio” (c.1628) the artist depicts a scene where he stands at a distance looking at a canvas. The atmosphere is one of reflection. Approaching a blank canvas is challenging, not even the great masters ever found it ‘easy’. But those who decide to take on it to create art that they believe in and are confident in, usually find their place in the art world, and sometimes, in art’s history.
In each epoch, new artists arise and, through their work, allow for new ideas and sentiments to be exposed and welcomed into the world; artists today are no different. “Work In Progress” is an exhibition curated by the Americas Collection Fine Art Gallery that seeks to showcase the new insights and visions of contemporary artists. As the title states, it is a body of work that is still being polished by these emergent artists, but their effort seeks to become that “finished product” that conveys the sentiments of personal and shared experiences, and the human condition and all that it entails.