CANTATA IN FIVE MOVEMENTS
The artwork presented in Cantata explores movement and patterns by means of paintings, mixed media, digital prints, videography, photography, and dance. “Cantata”, a painting by artist Norman Lewis, was the inspiration for the choreographed dance seen in the video. Light enhances movement throughout the video as fleeting moments are captured to create a visual display of lines and form. Other artists were inspired by the Bwa Nwantantay Plank Mask of West Africa stirring visual interpretations of musical compositions to explore line and rhythmic patterns, combining traditional mixed media drawings with collage. A reimagining of common everyday objects into abstract sculptures gives a new life rich with color and texture. Some artists seek to highlight subtle tonal shifts with repeating shapes to produce a lyrical quality while others design bold lines and patterns with immense energy like a dancer in motion.