Movement in Art
High 5 is a symbol of celebration when something good is said or done.
This gesture involves an unspoken communication between two people where the five fingers are involved.
Artists perform high five gestures everyday. Their visual communication between themselves and the viewer often celebrate some good. They invite you to discover different kinds of movement in art-from artworks that suggest motion, to objects that actually move, to gestures artists make when creating art.
The movements in a high five exchange can be predictable as in raising the hands above the head or with the hands swinging to clap again low down. The movement in the works featured in the Water Street Gallery "High 5" Exhibit is anything but predictable. Each artist takes control of what the viewers see and the path they take as their eye follows through out the work.