“It’s like one big artist colony.” I heard someone say when describing Nevada County. There is so much talent and creativity that it acts like a big, urban city while still keeping its small town charm. That is the beauty of where we live and work. This exhibition exploits this wonderful dichotomy and lifts it for the world to see.
Merging the talents of four local artists Ron Jermyn, Chantelle Goldthwaite , Ryan McVay and Ron Kenedi this Bienniel presents a wide array of styles , mediums, dimensions, personalities, and viewpoints so that the viewer can gain a better understanding of the diversity of creativity present in this historic foothill community.
Ron Jermyn, a sculptor and sculptural painter will show both two and three dimensional works. Chantelle Goldthwaite a painter and performance artist will exhibit her works in both those areas. Ryan McVay is showing his talent as a painter that has mastered both figurative and abstract styles and Ron Kenedi, oil painter, will show paintings and drawings with a focus on political art.
The Biennial exhibitions started in late 19th century and now takes place in more than one hundred cities worldwide. It is a platform that actively promotes diversity, freedom and experimentation while exercising critical thought and producing an alternate reality. Which is perfect for the Yuba Lands (Nevada County, California) where diversity, freedom and experimentation is a way of life.