What: Studio Montclair Presents "Art Transitions"
Where: Montclair Public Library Art Gallery
When: June 2 –28
Hours: Mon: 10 am-6 pm, Tues, Wed, and Thurs: 10 am-8 pm, Fri: 10 am-6 pm, Sat & Sun: 1-5 pm
"Art: Transitions" highlights five artists who work in traditional media–painting, ink, photography, encaustic, and pastel–in very idiosyncratic ways, often combining techniques from art history with their own experimental interpretations. What unites them for curator Bonnie Maranz is the magic of seeing the work unfold in new and surprising ways in the exhibition.
"It's 2012, and as always, the art world continues to explore and rethink its current temperature and posture," says Maranz. "Modernism is history. Post-Modernism is becoming part of our art resource vocabulary. Today, many critics and art commentators view the visual arts in terms of an "International Trans Avant-Garde," a way of encompassing and including past art movements, all sorts of combinations of media, as well as current technological advances. It encourages and fosters contemporary artists to create individual work in a unique and inclusive way, almost giving them "permission" to abandon the "rules" (as if artists ever really needed permission!)." The artists featured in this exhibit are Susanna Baker, Ron Brown, Buel Ecker, Michael C. Gabrielle, and Alison Golder.
Image: Alison Golder "Rust Divide Yellow Wall"
The Montclair Public Library main branch offers a broad variety of resources for adults and chilldren, as well as special programs and a gallery spotlighting local artists and arts. Open 7 days a week.
Main Library Hours: 50 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, New Jersey 07042 Monday 10am-6pm Tuesday 10am-8pm Wednesday 10am-8pm Thursday 10am-8pm Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 1pm - 5pm Sunday 1pm - 5pm