March 10 - April 7
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 6-9 p.m.
NoBa Artspaces, 206 Bala Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA
Open Fridays 5-8 p.m., Saturdays 12-6 p.m., and by appointment
Asya Livshits, "Drummer", oil on canvas, 2017
“Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight”
The Artillerie Group is happy to present “Sounds and Silence” exhibit, featuring two Philadelphia based artists, Asya Livshits and Meghan Cox. In their art works, both artists explore the process of capturing on canvas various manifestations of sounds and silence. Asya Livshits masterfully paints the fleeting moments just before a sound erupts or directly after a sound has been produced - when a bow touches violin strings, when a performer’s fingers lift off of a tambourine, when a singer will breath the first notes of a song. These moments are bright, playful, and full of joyful anticipation. In art as in life, we would not be able to appreciate richness of sounds without moments of silence. Megan Cox, with her darker melancholy palette, takes the viewer on a journey of meditation and stillness. Her paintings are stories about what happens when it is time to take a relaxing contemplative break from the day’s symphonic cacophony. In her own words, Meghan Cox sees that her paintings are about “the fine art of burying one's head in the sand”.
Asya Livshits is a Philadelphia based painter, who was born in Ukraine, and raised in the the Republic of Georgia. After moving to the United States, she received her MFA in Painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She completed an artist residency in Palazzo Rinaldi in Italy, and has continued to develop as an artist by taking private classes in landscape painting, printmaking and ceramics. Livshits has had numerous solo shows within the United States and in Russia, and participated in many group shows, including Woodmere Art Museum and Abington Art Center. Her art work is placed in many established private collections in the United States, Russia and France.
Meghan Cox is a Philadelphia based artist and educator. She has taught at several universities, including Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Drexel University, University of the Arts and Brooklyn College at C.U.N.Y. Currently, she is an assistant professor of art at Penn State Altoona. Cox received her M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She has exhibited her work within the United States and in South Korea.
Meghan Cox, "Medallion", oil on linen over panel, 2016