Now I see...Now I really see…oh, how I see does change my perception to visualize…how about you?

Since 2011, aaduna has continuously (for the most part) operated three galleries to give visual artists the opportunity to share their creative visions with a wide and diverse audience.  As with all artwork, there has been a wide range of opinions based on what people see or not, and those observers who bring a very different perception to seeing.  While we do not pre-suggest what to see or how to see it, aaduna remains committed to providing pathways for visual artists as they explore their creative visions and express their sense of a rapidly changing world through their various genres of expressing visual art. 

Allen Forrest, self portrait

Allen Forrest’s work was showcased in aaduna's spring 2015 issue, The Kuta Gallery, and the featured cover art in aaduna's spring 2017 issue. We re-welcome his perceptive visions of art that prompts viewers to think and imagine a world of other possibilities. His sense of the world, through his artistic impulses, suggests unexplored terrains of imagination that a viewer may have possibly ignored for wandering and exploration. Allen’s work compels, suggests, conjures, and embraces viewers to enter his world of creative imagination.            

"Marvin Gaye," Oil on Canvas, Allen Forrest (c) 2017

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Amy Bassin (photo provided)
Mark Blinkley (photo provided)

Mark Blinkley and Amy Bassin are a collaborative duo whose provocative yet gracious artwork encourages us to think beyond our level of comfort. Their work prompts us to reflect on their visuals via an inquisitive, decisive and possibly debatable modality.  Their collective work succinctly engages us to insert into our contemporary perspective those historical and more importantly, critical 2017 political experiences that we now know firsthand, regardless of nation or place of residence.

Collaborative work by Mark Blinkley and Amy Bassin (c) 2017

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Stephen Mead (photo provided)

Stephen Mead resides in Albany, New York, and is a published artist, writer, maker of short-collage films and sound-collage downloads. His latest P.O.D. amazon release is an art-text hybrid, "According to the Order of Nature (We too are Cosmos Made)", a work which takes to task the words which have been used against LGBT folks from time immemorial. His artworks are 8 x 10 inch montages from a series-in-progress since 2015: "From Nostalgia, Through Now & Beyond", an homage to the international civil rights LGBT Movement.

"Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale, Traveling Love as Music for Two," Stephen Mead (c) 2017

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Josh Byer (photo provided)

Josh Byer’s art is presented as the summer issue cover, and we will present an exhibition of his work in the fall/winter 2017 issue.    

"Walking with Elephants," Josh Byer (c) 2017

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We will keep excerpts from aaduna's summer 2017 issue coming at you!

Watch for aaduna's Summer 2017 issue - LAUNCHING SOON!

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