Friday, February 15, 2008

Elan Gallery, Changing Gears, New Work by Marjorie E. Arnett, April 5 to April 26 2008

“Changing Gears” New Work by Marjorie E. Arnett
Opens at √Član Fine Art Gallery, Sewickley, PA

Artist Reception Saturday April 5, 6 to 9 PM through April 26, 2008

Marjorie Arnett recently retired as Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Indiana University of Pennsylvania to work full time from her home studio in Leetsdale, PA. Arnett is an interdisciplinary artist, a published playwright and poet. Represented in private and corporate collections she has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe.

If there has been a pattern to Marjorie’s work and life over 40 years of painting, it has been one of Changing Gears, forcing styles to converge and cross pollinate onto the canvas.

In Arnett’s flower paintings one sees the interplay between natural forms and abstract semblances of these forms; from this the appearance of something altogether unexpected dawns.

Other new works are playful, color filled compositions, reflecting the silliness of Dr. Seuss meeting the soberness of Ayn Rand in the parlor for tea. The viewer is often asked to recognize part of oneself as a child in these playful color filled compositions.

The final group of paintings represents Changing Gears toward simplicity and a look toward the future. Large bold shapes speak of a straight forward energy through the placement of color, line and form.

Contact: Joan Barenbregge

√Član Fine Art Gallery
427 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA 15143

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