From January 11-March 16, 2019, Core Contemporary Gallery hosts its inaugural national juried art exhibition, Use Other Door, at Core Contemporary Gallery. This new exhibition is a judged collection of contemporary art submitted by talented artists from across the country. The exhibit is free and open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., with an opening reception to be held Friday, January 11th, 6:30-8:30pm.
Use Other Door invited artists to submit contemporary work that represented their interpretation of what their “other door” might be. As the call description stated, this “other door” might be something as literal as choosing between two or more physical doors to gain access to something. Or, it could represent something intangible, such as a missed opportunity, conquering a fear, pursuing a dream or abandoning a goal.
“Use Other Door provides an opportunity for artists to use their creative skills in a way that maybe they haven't in the past,” said Nancy Good, juror, professional artist, and owner of Core Contemporary. “Additionally, many artists are submitting to their first call, which requires courage to put themselves out there, facing the possibility of rejection. Oftentimes, artists are hoping to exhibit their work for the first time and are facing fears of failure, especially when submitting to juried shows.”
Kim Johnson, a long-time professional in the arts and native to Las Vegas, is the second juror for this exhibition and shares, “Being an artist is often about taking a leap of faith in order discover new meaning and expression to connect with the world. This is a perfect opportunity to stretch concepts and medium in a new direction. I am honored and excited to be a part of that journey with these talented artists.”
Selected from 65 separate submissions, Use Other Door is a vibrant, dynamic and expressive exhibition featuring sculpture, photography, assemblage, painting, and mixed-media by artists from around the country.
Suitable for all ages, Use Other Door is on display January 11 – March 16, 2019, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays.
FEEELINGS - by Performance Artist Jennifer Henry
In her own words, Jennifer Henry states: My prediction is that 2019 is gonna be all about FEEELINGS and I'm getting a jump start on the the whole gig with a one-night-only performance piece on January 31st, 6-9pm at Core Contemporary. It's a super fun, extra sparkly, audience participation piece and you get to take home a free (small, easy to store or hang) piece of art!