Paul Gazda exhibits 'The Art of Ideas'

Paul Gazda stands in front of his artwork Digital Self-Portrait, made of CDs recorded with images of the artist whose shiny surfaces reflect a magnified “self-portrait” of the viewer.

Paul Gazda stands in front of his artwork Digital Self-Portrait, made of CDs recorded with images of the artist whose shiny surfaces reflect a magnified “self-portrait” of the viewer.

Sedona artist Paul Gazda presents a special exhibition entitled "The Art of Ideas" from March 12-20 in La Sala de los Milagros, above René's Restaurant in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, 336 Highway 179 (just south of "the Y").

The exhibition will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to an artist's reception on Saturday, March 12, from 6-8 p.m.

"The Art of Ideas," embodying Gazda's most challenging and provocative work, offers viewers an immersion into many contemporary topics via the condensed, stimulating experience that only visual art can provide.

Made possible by a grant from the Puffin Foundation, the exhibition presents technically and conceptually innovative art, touching on politics, science, ethics, history and philosophy.

Infused with a spirit of adventure and creative risk-taking, each work explores a different issue, while at the same time resonating with its companion pieces stylistically.

Reflecting on his work, Gazda says, "My unconventional compositions and aesthetic choices grow from my love of artistic adventure and a desire to awaken our senses from the trance of the familiar. Just as I hope the concept of each piece challenges the audience to reflect on their world view, so too, I hope my unusual aesthetic choices cause just enough dissonance to bring the role of art's aesthetics into the viewer's consciousness."

Gazda has independently studied and experimented with art materials and techniques throughout his thirty year career, developing many special processes as means of creating his unique work.

His art has been exhibited both here and abroad, including four solo exhibitions at Arizona's West Valley Museum and New York's Phoenix gallery, and has attracted the attention of New York art dealers, museum directors and curators.

His work has been written about in many publications, including New York's Gallery and Studio magazine, and was amongst the finalists in New Mexico's Acclaimed Artists Series.

For more information, contact Paul Gazda at (928) 284-0955, or gazda@gazdaart.com.

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