This group exhibit is sure to awaken all your senses! These artists experience and record the depths and nuances of color and demonstrate how painting can create an urgency for those who want to see anew.
In 2019, the art world lost Stan Brodsky, an abstract expressionist painter and extraordinary teacher, at age 94. He was also a former curator of the library’s art gallery. His expressive paintings are rich with intense color that evoke and resonate memories and emotions. His paintings can be found in many museums and prestigious collections. These are on loan to the library.
Painter Deborah Katz, who studied with Stan Brodsky, is the Alfred Van Loen Gallery’s current curator. She is inspired by her love of nature and passion for music, shapes and light. She says she tries to keep an ambiguity in her work allowing the viewer his own interpretation, a kind of “visual music.” She adds, “Although my driving force is representational, referencing nature, my process becomes more of a state of mind.”
Ellen Hallie Schiff is energized by color and the sense of discovery of how colors meet and interact. Whether making skinny scraping marks with the tip of the palette knife or sensuous thick pigment-filled marks, she loves using her whole arm, conveying emotion through physicality as part of her process.
Grounded in the physical landscape, artist Ty Stroudsburg moves back and forth from abstraction to representational, then combines both elements to create her own language. She sometime drives around looking for inspiration, pulling color from scenes and noting the colors and forms that will find their way into her paintings.
The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours; the gallery is on the lower level. For a virtual tour, click the video below.
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