March 17, 2012: ACA Galleries in Chelsea hosted the opening reception of DIFFERENT VOICES, UNIQUE VISIONS, featuring the artwork of Beth Ames Swartz and Meg Hitchock. Swartz’s recent series of landscapers, The Thirteenth Moon, is inspired by three well regarded eight century Chinese poets, Du Fu, Li Bai, and Wang Wei. These dynamic works are acrylic and mixed media on large canvas.
Hitchock’s meditative text drawings deconstruct the word of God by cutting letters from religious books and rearranging them to form the text of another holy book. For example a passage from the Bible may be cut and assembled as a passage from the Koran. In bringing together divine writings of diverse traditions she creates a tapestry that points beyond specifics to the universal need for connection with a power greater than oneself. The exhibition will be on view through April 28 and there will be an artist talk on Thursday March 22 from 6-8pm at ACA Galleries located at 529 West 20th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues on the fifth floor.