Studio Montclair Inc. (SMI) is pleased to announce “Shades of Abstraction,” on view from Sept. 14 to Dec. 18, 2012, at the SMI Gallery @ Academy Square. An opening reception will be held at the gallery in the Academy Square building (33 Plymouth St., Montclair) on Sept. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The gallery is open to the public 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“Shades of Abstraction,” curated by Patricia Selden and Pam Cooper, examines the many shades of abstraction, which can include Op Art, Geometric Abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, Sculpture, and Minimal Art. Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color, and line to create a composition that may exist with a degree of independence from visual references. Abstraction indicates a departure from the accurate representation of reality that can be slight, partial, or complete.
The works of art in this exhibition exist along this continuum, and include painting, photography, collage, and mixed media.
“The 10 talented artists whose work was chosen for this exhibit are creative in using the language of abstraction as a vehicle to express themselves in interesting and new ways,” says Selden.
The artists featured in this exhibit are: Judith Brice, Ron Brown, Marilyn Deitchman, Lorraine DeProspo, Thomas Francisco, Barry Jackson, Susan Lisbin, Clarence Mather, Isabel Pizzano, and Matt Roberts.
Studio Montclair Inc. is a non-profit organization of exhibiting professional and emerging artists and others interested in the visual arts. The mission of the organization is to promote culture and education in the visual arts.
About the Exhibit: THE SMI GALLERY @ ACADEMY SQUARE – Ground floor of the Academy Square building.
“Shades of Abstraction”—Judith Brice, Ron Brown, Marilyn Deitchman, Lorraine DeProspo, Thomas Francisco, Barry Jackson, Susan Lisbin, Clarence Mather, Isabel Pizzano, and Matt Roberts.
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 14 to Dec. 18, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 14, 7 to 9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.