Talent for the New Millenium at Sharon Arts
By Linda Chestney
What is life if not change? We all resist change to some extent, but inevitably, change occurs. As they say, change is a constant. And so it is with art.
What innovative changes does the new generation of artists offer? How does culture infuse their art? What is the “sign of the times” for millennials? Born roughly from 1980 to 2000, the millennials are featured in an exhibition currently showcased at the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH. “Coming of Age: Artists Under 30,” hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Art, spotlights 30 works by 20 artists from around the United States who work in a multitude of expressions — sculpture, tapestry, video, photography, glass, ballpoint pen, pencil and mixed media. The show offers a diverse treasure of young talent.
Often there is a message, a reason, a point to their art that frequently feeds off their life’s passion. Not always readily apparent, that gem may require some digging to unearth. The themes in these works, where talent is rife, are well thought-out and multilayered.