Solomon’s paintings 'Traces of My Brush' debut at FDU’s Edward Williams Gallery
"Bandurria" (left) and "Rhythms of Containment" (right).
Teaneck, N.J. (March 30, 2016) — Painter Marsha Solomon presents “Marsha Solomon Retrospective… Traces of My Brush,” which will be on display at the Edward Williams Gallery on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus from Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 29, 2016.
A reception will be held on Sunday, April 10 from 2-4 p.m.
The Gallery is located in FDU’s Edward Williams Hall, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, N.J. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. For directions and for more information, call 201-692-2449.
About the Artist
Solomon’s selections from four different series of paintings will be included. Her paintings are filled with bold brushwork, strong lines and bright colors. “They evoke a joyous vision, and at the same time a deep tranquility said,” Solomon.
The series “From Rhythm to Form” reflects the New York School of Abstract Expressionism. With transparent pools of intense pigment surrounded by thick, vigorous brushstrokes, the paintings chronicle the duality of activity and quietude. They are like yin-yang symbols enacted in paint, inviting deep reflection and evoking a contemplative state.
Solomon’s response to nature and to the brush arts of Asia can be seen in “Vines and Flowers.” For this series, she studied classical sumi-e ink techniques as practiced by the 15th- and 16th century poet-painters of China. “Winter Branch” translates revered practices into a vibrant contemporary nature study.
In her series “Tapestries” and “The Edge of Color” in both acrylic on canvas and works on paper, Solomon mines the creative possibilites found in groups of objects, from patterns in fabrics, to the forms of plants and flowers, to the translucencies of colored glass. Her still life paintings are alive with line and color. Solomon states,”For me, a still-life is never still.”
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