Tuesday, August 27, 2019



WHEN: September 6 – October 15 2019. Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 7am-7pm. Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 11th, 6-8pm
Academy Square Galleries, 33 Plymouth Street, Montclair

The Studio Montclair Incubator at Academy Square Galleries presents (dis)Order, a show of works by two local artists, Lynne Buschman and Colleen James, who approach and celebrate the idea of creating art through their own distinct and differing systematic processes.

Lynne Buschman’s work spans a variety of media including bookmaking, printing, drawing and mixed media collage. Her work is intriguing in both style and process, characterized by a methodically layered use of strong lines and shapes. Colleen James’s aesthetic style offers an interesting counterpoint to Bushman’s. Her work focuses on abstract geometry and is inspired by repetitive patterns. 

About the Artists

Lynne Buschman is an image-maker who uses drawing, collage, stencils, found objects, printmaking, pastels, paint and colored pencils. She has synthesized her sculpture and book art into sculptural bookmaking. While the vernacular of her three-dimensional work remains the same, the complexities and reflections of her books content reveals a world of investigation and experimentation. She previously worked as an illustrator for 22 years in New York City. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design and Montclair State University. Buschman also has a letterpress business and teaches art at her studio in Montclair.

Colleen James is a painter and mixed-media artist focused on both figurative and abstract subjects. She has a dual degree in Fine Arts and English from Georgetown University and an MBA from Stanford University. Colleen has also studied painting and drawing at the University of Paris, the Art Students League in New York and the School of Visual Arts in New York. For the last 15 years she has worked in marketing at Knoll, the iconic mid-century modern furniture company. She lives in Montclair with her husband Graham and children Harry and Vivian.

About the Incubator Program

Studio Montclair’s Incubator Program seeks to mentor new and emerging artists and provide them with a space for what is often their first solo or small group show exhibit.

About Studio Montclair

Studio Montclair Inc. is a non-profit organization of exhibiting professional and emerging artists and others interested in the visual arts. In the past year, it has exhibited more than 280 works of art and has encouraged and interacted with close to 1,000 artists.

About the Academy Square Gallery Directors

Lisa Diamond Rosenthal is a painter and sculptor. She is also the former owner of Montclair’s Nandi School of Art, a local art hub with year-round classes in painting, ceramics, fiber arts, animé and sewing. Each year, Lisa assists various non-profits by facilitating acquisitions and curating large-gallery art shows for fundraisers. A graduate of Cornell University, Lisa now owns and operates a life-and-health coaching business in Little Falls, NJ.

Sara Holliday is a practicing artist and has taught art for several years in New York. Before focusing on her teaching and art practices, she worked for a New York City graphic design and communications firm. Sara served on the Board of Directors of the International Charter School of NY, she also co-founded and served on the Board of Directors for The Mentoring Tree Foundation, serving underprivileged and underserved youth. Sara holds a Masters in Art and Art Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College.