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427 E Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
United States



FEBRUARY 3, 2017 - FEBRUARY 25, 2017


Quiet, restrained, powerful. This concept revolves around images that tell their stories quietly and succinctly with a “less-is-more” approach to composition and color. 

As an overstimulated society, we instinctively welcome calmness and visual respite that works as a contrast to the increasing visual noise in our lives. On the surface level images should be direct and uncomplicated with aims to engage emotions and spirit with a clean and clear message. This minimal expression focuses on refined expression and the distillation of complex ideas into elegant simplicity.

This quiet work is a chance to find peace in a complicated and noisy world. 


Quiet, restrained and powerful are the first three words to the “call for entries” of this exhibit. My goal in jurying the works was to put together an exhibit that conveyed quiet and restraint in a powerful way. Some works convey this with a subdued expression while others are quit bold in their expression. All had to provide a moment of peace, providing a place for meditation, reflection, introspection. Offering a moment of silence amidst the noise.

- Karen Khoury