The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Herb & Milly Iris Gallery will host a new exhibit from New Jersey artist Maeva Fouche (http://www.maevafouche.com/) featuring abstract paintings of influences that surround our everyday lives, yet remain in a sub-conscious context.
Fouche’s show FORM (https://www.sopacnow.org/about/gallery/) , on display December 11, 2017 through February 16, 2018, contains 15 pieces of work that will challenge, surprise and delight. Fouche captures references from daily life and renders them with overlays of patterns and cultural references. With it’s colorful, vibrant palette, FORM feels like a joyous celebration!
There will be an opening reception on Thursday December 14, 2017, 5-8pm.
“My paintings are imaginings of the soul”, Fouche said. “I capture those moments, whether it be shape, form or color, turning them into something beautiful.”
The narratives of imaginings of the soul are partly what impressed gallery curator Jeremy Moss enough to bring Fouche to SOPAC, and to add one of her works to his own collection. He went on to add, “I want patrons of the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery to experience similar emotions I felt when viewing Fouche’s work. The colors, patterns and the unexpected narratives are a joy to behold.”
FORM puts Fouche’s talent on display for the first time at SOPAC, and the performing arts center is delighted to give its visitors the chance to see the up-and-coming artist’s work locally. According to gallery coordinator Linda Beard, “this is a great show” and another step forward in the evolution of the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery.
We’re very happy to have Maeva showing here,” Beard said. “It says something about how the Gallery is growing and attracting higher quality artists. I’m so excited about that, and all the new possibilities from having such varied and interesting exhibitions.”
About the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC
The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery brings contemporary art to the community, providing artists opportunities to reach new audiences. The Gallery is designed for moviegoers, theater enthusiasts, art lovers, and all citizens of South Orange alike to have an opportunity to further enrich their cultural lives. The Gallery is the impetus of former SOPAC Board of Governor’s member Milly Iris who had an extensive art collection, was an art teacher, and the former owner/director of South Orange’s Whichcraft Gallery. Along with her husband Herb, Milly was a longtime supporter of SOPAC.
Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, Noon-6PM
Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The premier arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages. To further expand its offerings, SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC — a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory. SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions. SOPAC also presents performances by its theater company in-residence, American Theater Group. For more information, visit SOPACnow.org
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