The Bruce Museum in Greenwich Exhibits Local High School Talent

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich Exhibits Local High School Talent

iCreate 2018 exhibits the impressive work of young artists exploring social criticisms and various aspects of our culture.

The Bruce Museum is showcasing art from students throughout New York and Connecticut in the iCreate 2018 exhibition. Now on view through August 12, this annual exhibit is in its 8th consecutive year and features 45 works of fine art selected from more than 600 submissions, coming from 33 high schools in the region.

This exhibition spotlights the creative energy and vitality of artwork created by an emerging generation of young talent. The objective of iCreate is not only to provide young artists a venue to build confidence and gain recognition, but also to showcase a wide range of artwork. While there is no overarching theme, many of the pieces explore different social criticisms and aspects of our culture.

One of the most striking works on view is Social, a large (60 x 40in) mixed media on wood composition created by William Gary, a senior at Sleepy Hollow High School. The work was awarded Second Place in the juried competition.

“I try to create a psychologically primitive style through the use of childlike drawing, with modern abstract composition,” says Gary. “Instead of looking for inspiration in primitive cultures, like many artists of the past, I think of the way a child draws and their perspective on people and the world they see. This creates a psychological primitivism. This childlike drawing and incorporation of abstract composition has become my style.”

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The exhibition is organized by nine high school seniors who form the Bruce Museum’s [email protected] committee: Justin Rodriguez and Anika Rabenhorst from Greenwich High School; Julia Levy and Abby Glaser from Scarsdale High School; Abby Kaiser from Byram Hills High School; and Nadia Czebiniak, Emma Love, Liam Morrill, and Emily Neuner from Darien High School.

“The perspective of high schoolers is often forgotten in our society, a society where the power you possess equates to your voice,” says Rabenhorst. “Being able to celebrate the young minds of artists in our community through iCreate has been extremely unique and exciting.”

“This exhibit is a chance for art students to get recognition in the museum world for their work,” says Czebiniak. “There is so much amazing artwork, it’s very hard to choose such a small number of pieces. Congratulations to all the winners!”

There will also be voting for a People’s Choice Award which will be awarded on August 5. You can cast your vote by visiting iCreate before then.

The iCreate exhibition is underwritten by the Charles M. and Deborah G Royce Exhibition Fund, with support from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

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