Tuesday, April 9, 2024



Second Nature

an exhibition of the natural world both in the wild and in our communities
by photographer Yvette Lucas. 

WHEN: April 16 to June 21, 2024. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, May 2, from 6 to 8pm. Academy Square Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm.
: Academy Square Gallery, 33 Plymouth Street, Montclair, NJ., 862-500-1447

A photographer and printmaker, Lucas finds her primary inspiration in nature. Her focus has been to illustrate our connection to the natural world by revealing the personality of a place or subject as she sees it. Every image is named based on the character or the place it depicts and/or the effect of the environment on the subject. The intention is that the viewer will feel an emotional draw to these nature “portraits” as they would a human subject and that they will see something in nature with new eyes. (Top image: "River Trees, A.P.", 25.75 x 22 inches)

Yvette Lucas’s formal training culminated with a BFA from The Cooper Union, in NYC and supplemented by additional studies at Mason Gross School of the Arts, NJ and The School of Visual Arts, NYC. She has participated in solo, curated, and juried exhibitions and has extensive relationships with community art centers and commercial galleries. She has served the local arts community for 16 years on the board of Studio Montclair and teaches prevocational art classes at JSDD’s (Jewish Services for the Developmentally Disabled) WAE Center in Livingston NJ. Ms. Lucas is represented by the Sohn Fine Art Gallery in Lennox, Massachusetts and The Old Print Shop, NYC. (Right: "Specimen #9", 13 x 13 inches)

About Studio Montclair: Studio Montclair is a nonprofit organization of exhibiting professional artists and others interested in the visual arts. Its mission is to promote culture and education in the visual arts and encourage emerging artists. Founded in 1997, the organization includes over 500 members including artists from around the United States, as well as Europe and Asia. For more information, contact, or call 862-500-1447.