Kyra Belan: Digital Art
" Spirit Circle"
11-04-1999 until 01-21-2000
The Art Gallery, Broward Community College South Campus
Pembroke Pines, FL
Artist and author Kyra Belan had her first exhibition of her digital images at The Art Gallery on November 4th, 1999 through January 2000. This turn of the millennium solo exhibition marks the beginning of a new phase in the life of the artist who has been involved with the New Genre Arts for the last two decades. Using computer technology as her artistic expression, she created her first computer generated image in 1978. However, her previous body of work consists of site specific installations, earth art and performance art. Using a variety of digital imaging skills, Belan employs computer technology to experiment with this new art form.
She is deeply moved by America's natural beauty and is inspired by the Native American myths and the mythologies of the world. By juxtaposing her images of nature against her interpretations of symbols and archetypes of world cultures Belan hopes to convey the messages of hope, spirituality and interconnectedness between people and nature. She also pays tribute to the newly discovered Miami Circle by using circle centered compositions. She feels that a circle evokes peaceful spirituality and equality of all people, and had used it in her art for many years. Kyra Belan exhibits and lectures nationally and internationally.