Moving images and poetry make up this collection of artworks by global artists and writers. This is a taste of what’s in our Motion 2019 issue of ArtAscent.

Motion exhibition Gold artist

Gerald Alderman

Motion exhibition Gold artist

Exploring motion is one of the most significant challenges for visual arts. Thanks to its documenting power, photography approaches the hypnotizing synthesis of spatial and time dimensions, giving the artists like Gerald Alderman a tool for capturing all sides of the human experience.

Gerald Alderman is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

Motion exhibit Gold Writer

Susan Nickerson

Exit 60

The first thing I noticed was his filthy pair of jeans. They’d been worn so often they could have stood on their own and walked. Old and tattered, holes in both knees, it was hard to imagine they once were blue. Inside them lived a homeless man, who clutches a simple cardboard sign that read, “Will Work.” His long graying hair stuck to his rugged face, his head was hanging heavy from the obvious weight of the world and a half-empty bottle of rot-gut gin…

In Exit 60, author Susan Nickerson brilliantly probes the profound personal challenges of love and loss. In doing so, she reveals for her reader the gripping challenge of trying to move forward when emotions and memories keep us motionless instead.

Susan Nickerson is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Motion call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

Motion exhibition Silver artist

Amanda Brodie Stenlund

Motion exhibition Silver artist

“I move, therefore I am,” as Haruki Murakami has rephrased Decartes’s famous quote. Leisure activities and motion give us a sense of being alive. This is what inspires Amanda Brodie Stenlund to address the scenes of relishing a “small” moment.

Amanda Brodie Stenlund is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

www.amandabrodiestenlund.com

Motion exhibition Bronze artist

Emily van Lidth de Jeude

Motion exhibition Bronze artist

Social practice artist Emily van Lidth de Jeude uses her art, notably her recent change/able series, to explore how art and its viewer can become both activated and inspired through movement and recombination. Often returning to the motivate of the paired square or cube that, when assembled, takes on a striking patchwork-like continuity.

Emily van Lidth de Jeude is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

http://emilyartist.ca

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Jo Ann Chaus

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

www.joannchaus.com

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Georgia Tambasis

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Kathryn Bagwell

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

www.kbagwellart.com

Motion exhibit Distinguished Writer

Jade Knox

The Call of the Void

I find myself on the Edge.
I can move backwards,
I can move left, right, along the opening.
Looking up, I see everywhere I have been…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Donna Garcia

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

www.donnagarcia.com

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Bobbie O’Toole

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

http://barbara-otoole.pixels.com

Motion exhibit Distinguished Writer

Paula Bonnell

Starting Places, Moves

In light, black is the absence of color. In paint, the sum of all colors. At MOMA, my cousin the artist told me, is a painting, nine shades of black. Stop in front of its seeming monochrome and wait. They are there, like squares of tic-tac-toe, and will gradually appear to you in their shades of shade…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

www.paulabonnell.net

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Diane Cameron

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

www.dianecameron.com

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Mickey

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

www.ratgoofy.com

Motion exhibit Distinguished Writer

Ida J. Lewenstein

The Freeway

The freeway is no place for sissies, dear.
It’s only for those who have lost their fear.
It’s the Indy road race and the Grand Prix combined
And it’s the only thing now that occupies your mind…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Shannon “Shan” Fannin

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

www.shanfannin.com

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

John M. Francis

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

www.johnfrancisphotography.com

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Kahn J. Ryu

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

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www.kahnryu.com

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Who is BGW

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

www.whoisbgw.com

Motion exhibit Distinguished Writer

Yvette Young

Marcel Duchamp

To climb a stair
I declare
I ask what’s
in store…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

William Horton

Motion exhibition Distinguished artist

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Motion call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Motion issue.

www.williamhortonphotography.com