The public is invited to the free Opening Reception on October 6, from 7-9pm, for Morris Arts’ new exhibit, THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES, at the Atrium Gallery.
This exhibit, featuring women artists, highlights the importance and richness of women’s artistic voices at a time when they are too often minimized, disregarded or ignored. The 151 artworks by 5 talented artists offer the viewer powerful and thought-provoking images, brilliant colors, intriguing forms, varied perspectives and a wide range of artistic styles, from the figurative to abstract expressionism.
View the exhibit catalogue HERE.
On the fifth floor, Bulgarian-born artist Medy Bozkurtian offers 38 richly varied works that range from expressive realism and impressionism to abstract expressionism. Reflecting her worldwide travels and her training in music, Bozkurtian’s artworks capture the intangible quality of light and mood, and the “flavor” of each setting she depicts.
On the fourth floor, 40 works by Italian-born artist Isabella Pizzano include acrylics, watercolors and mixed media. These abstract expressionist works veritably burst with color, imagination and energy. As a Signature member of the International Society of Experimental Artists, Isabella adds, “I am always in search of innovative techniques as well as a unique way to use color and design.” She clearly succeeds.
On the third floor, nearly 50 works by Lisa Marseglia Moran range from vividly and imaginatively colored landscapes in oil to the subtle delicacy of floral designs made of woven paper. Influenced by Abstract-Expressionists like Kandinsky and DeKooning, Moran works in oils but has also created an award-winning style of mixed media works where multiple drawings, paintings or block prints are woven together to create a single, abstracted image.
Two contrasting artists share their visions on the second floor:
Award winning African American artist/ photographer Kay Reese’s “Witness to Captivity” series includes 14 photo-based digitally collaged prints on canvas which she describes as follows: “…in the context of Dadaist and surrealist format, my assemblages and photo-based collages become de-constructive strategies to explore the dichotomies between collective truth, reality, desire and freedom.” Her powerful abstract imagery becomes a universal language to convey the horror, brutality and suffering of all captivity.
Providing dramatic contrast, Marilyn Greenberg’s 10 abstract acrylics on Yupo paper are bright, whimsical, imaginative and meticulously executed abstracts that also explore important themes. Influenced by Italian circus parades, shadow puppetry in Indonesia, nature, and biology, Greenberg – who had served on the Brooklyn Museum’s Advisory Board and on the Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art – combines images in unlikely yet artistically intriguing, captivating ways.
Most of the artworks are available for sale, with details and pricing provided in the free catalogues available in the elevator lobby areas on floors 2-5. The catalogue will be posted online at www.morrisarts.org, as well. The Atrium Art Gallery is free and open to the public during business hours, 8:30am-4:30pm. The exhibit remains in place until January 8, 2023.
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