Alice Schwager & Bert Moyer: RENDEZVOUS in BLACK & WHITE
Mixed media artist Alice Schwager and painter Bert Moyer challenged one another with a collaborative art project that gave birth to a new exhibition, Rendezvous in Black & White, which will be housed at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of March. A First Friday opening reception will be held from 4pm-9pm on March 3rd.
Alice Schwager creates her artwork from a place of healing intention. She believes that everything in this Universe is energy and everything in life is vibration. Her experimentation with vibrant colors, texture, collage, mixed media materials and manipulation of form is intended to create paintings that have an important mission- she intends for them to be messengers of healing. “My hope is that as you gaze upon the paintings and reflect, that you may find some healing force within you,” says Schwager.
Where Schwager draws from emotion, Bert Moyer leads with structure. He looks to artists like Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Renee Mackintosh, who were able to see within the chaos of nature, a simple & elegant structure. “With observation, technique and artistic imagination, the structure can be made visible,” comments Moyer. “This is what I try to do in my paintings.”
The pairing of these two very different artists creates a challenging, interesting, and ultimately rewarding artistic experience both for the artists and the viewers alike. Schwager and Moyer allowed us in as flies on the wall during their conversations leading up to the creation of Rendezvous in Black & White, an experience that is best told in their own words:
Alice: I really, honestly wanted to get Bert painting because I love his work. I wanted to challenge him out of his “hibernation.” When you create you come alive. I had to get him to challenge himself.
Bert: I accepted her challenge. Knowing Alice for many years & her works of pulsating imagery & radiating color... it was intriguing to ‘collaborate”... since I have been working in black & white images for many years.
Alice: I was challenged by his Black & White. I never painted that way. All my work was vibrant color – going to Black & White was crazy!
Bert: I felt working with Alice & her abstract thinking would be fun and the process would expand my ‘visual toolbox.’
Join us at Mulberry to see how it all came together!