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Understanding Abstraction

Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

Part 2 of the 6 Part Virtual Lecture Series with Alex Shundi

Understanding Abstraction

The Second session of the series continues the exploration of the human figure. If you missed the 1st session, it will be posted shortly and once you register you will receive a link for all past sessions and the upcoming session.


Join Alex Shundi as he explores the excitement  of understanding new ways of seeing and thinking.This class is designed to help decipher and appreciate the modern artistic methods of abstraction. It is not to convince or argue, but to explain and illuminate.

Abstraction is very much a discipline of modernity, an arena of analysis and a study of essential findings. This has touched every aspect of today ‘s life, from atomic science to mechanics, from medicine to microbiology, from computers to astronomy, transportation to communication we are bombarded by new languages of shapes, we read and appreciate an endless myriad of graphs and symbols, and live in a world of instant communication and more than complex objects, none of which existed pre-Industrial Revolution.
Because of this we have discovered how to allow for visual expression to define non-objective realities: cold, love, fright, envy, compassion, etc..


Abstraction has liberated our expressive needs and allowed for feelings and descriptions of all our senses, not limited to vision, but to objective reality, senses, and the spirit, memory and wishes, colors and the beauty of visual rhythms.


Cost: The price of $72 is for all 6 sessions. Sessions will be recorded and made available for viewing shortly after to participants.



This is a AotL Virtual event held on Zoom. This series is 6 consecutive Thursday evenings starting at 7 PM. We will provide the link needed to participate for each evening. Once you have registered for the series will we contact you with further information to use with Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before and would like assistance please contact Ed Durkee at