From the Rainforest to the Sea

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A new exhibition at the Capitol Theatre Arts Gallery showcasing recent works by Jared Betts.

jared betts(Moncton) – The public is invited to the opening of the art exhibit From the Rainforest to the Sea by artist Jared Betts in the Capitol Theatre lobby on Wednesday, March 2nd, at 5 p.m.

This exhibition at the Capitol Theatre Art Gallery will be of paintings created at an artist residency in the rainforest, which resulted in a two-month exhibition at the National Gallery of Costa Rica in San Jose. There will also be new works that were created in a castle in Ballyvaughan, Ireland last fall.

Jared Betts currently works out of Moncton, New Brunswick. His work is included in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, Paris, California, China, Australia and Iceland. He has exhibited in over 100 group and solo exhibitions including: Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the New Brunswick Museum, Montreal, Paris, London, New York City, Germany, Costa Rica and Iceland. Jared is the recipient of a Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage grant and six artsnb grants.

“My paintings inhabit the space where consciousness descends into dream; where pattern and colour expand to become an immersive sensory experience. In this cerebral space, the synthetic fuses with the organic, and images dissolve into an amorphous arrangement of marks. I seek to examine this dream-like suppression of recognizable imagery and capture the visceral sensation that bubbles up from underneath.” By combining the graphic edge of mark making with the sublime nature of the colorfield, the artist aims to create a surface that is both gently dissonant and hyperactive. Multiple layers of tension – between conscious and subconscious, pattern and color, flat surface and illusory depth – propel his desire to use visual cues as a means of stimulating metaphysical sensation.

From the Rainforest to the Sea | An art exhibit by Jared Betts | Opens Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | Capitol Art Gallery in the Capitol Theatre Lobby at 811 Main Street in Moncton | No charge | More about this artist


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