Saturday, November 16, 2019

New Members Shows Open at the Art Center on November 16

Roz Dorlen’s Out of this World: Spacescapes of the Cosmos

Serena Bocchino’s Colorforms

WHEN: opening reception for its two new members shows on Saturday, November 16, from 2–4 PM. Both shows on display were selected by the Art Center’s Membership Committee, and will be on view through January 26, 2020. Gallery hours: Monday–Wednesday and Friday, 10 AM–5 PM; Thursday, 10 AM–8 PM; and Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM–4 PM. Please call 908.273.9121 to confirm holiday hours.
Marité and Joe Robinson Strolling Gallery II and in Ann’s Place Gallery, respectively.
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The work featured in Out of this World: Spacescapes of the Cosmos, from Summit artist Roz Dorlen, evolved from a combination of her two obsessions: astronomy and painting. “As with many sky enthusiasts, my interest in astronomy originated in childhood,” says Dorlen. “Astronomy, combined with my passion for making art, formed the basis for this series of new works which artistically express all that the universe offers us.” (Left: Roz Dorlen, Creation, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches)

In Colorforms, Serena Bocchino presents a series of works that use abstraction to create a metaphorical diagram of sound. “I create my work in layers. Each mark and pour defines the next and maintains the basic qualities of abstraction,” says the artist. “The sequential nature creates the structure of each composition, as every element of a work acts as a part of the whole, contrasting or complimenting the next mark or pour.” (Left: Serena Bocchino, Always, 2017, enamel paint and graphite on canvas, 24 x 24 inches.)

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