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Behind Audrey Kawasaki’s Suggestive New Piece (8 pics)

Our all-time favorite contemporary artist Audrey Kawasaki has created yet another amazing piece, this time for a group exhibit called “Suggestivism” that's going on now. Located at Cal State University's cutting-edge museum arm, Grand Central Art Center, the exhibition is curated by writer and artist Nathan Spoor. The show explores and documents contemporary artists in the modern art world.

As Spoor states, “Conceptually speaking, the term suggestivism refers to the ability of an individual to pursue their purpose with an amplified understanding and sensitivity. The artists involved represent precisely this – a wave of purpose, working within the more fluid aspects of narrative or figurative arenas. Through the mere power of suggestion, the magic is transferred from one to another, engaging the world at large from the most vivid and evocative of visual realms.”

Check out the show to see over fifty works from various artists including those we're profiled right here on theMET like Nicoletta Ceccoli, Andy Kehoe, Todd Schorr, Jeff Soto, Bob Dob and Dan May. Sounds like a great one stop shop!

Now, for your viewing pleasure, Audrey Kawasaki gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her piece that will not be for sale. (Instead, it will be available in July for a show at Merry Karnowski.) Called Charlotte, the piece is a 24″x24″ graphite and oil on wood panel.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a grand print piece that includes the artwork in the exhibition, as well as a fascinating time capsule of studio shots and interesting interviews conducted by Spoor with each artist during the three-year curating period (2008 – 2011).

You can see a cool preview of the show at Arrested Motion.

Audrey Kawasaki's blog and Grand Central Art Center website

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