Previous Exhibition: TRANSITIONS
You are cordially invited to TRANSITIONS - art by Art/Place members Florence Zolan and Sandra Meagher. The opening reception is Sunday, September 16, from 3 - 5 PM. Artists will talk at 4 PM. Complimentary wine, soft drinks and hors d’ouvres.
Art/Place is an artist-run gallery. It has been in existence for more than 35 years and features a new show by one or two members every month and several group shows a year. Receptions include free refreshments and a chance to meet the artists in the show.
Florence was a founding member of Art/Place. Her art training was at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Pratt Manhattan Graphic Center, and The New School, She received an MFA at Hunter College, taught at MoMA and at a school in New Rochelle.
Florence is an artist member of Silvermine Guild, the Surface Design Association, the Artists Collective of Westport, and the Curatorial Committee of the Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Public Library. She has exhibited statewide and her work is in private and corporate collection throughout the US.
Florence says, "My work is about relationships. They are actual and implied in the arrangements of form, object and color. Some of the prints, collagraph, etching, or partial portion of a work are individually transformed in the transition into the completed work. I explore the contrast of a smooth surface against rough, patterns next to solids, soft edges next to sharp. I enjoy working in different media. Collage, pastel, various forms of printmaking, and usually a combination of these plus random objects are often used. The transition process from the same print to each unique expression is a creative pleasure."
Sandra resides in Rowayton, CT and maintains a studio in Port Chester, NY. She graduated from Smith College, attended art classes at the Art Students League in New York and Silvermine in New Canaan. Her memberships include Silvermine Guild, Art/Place Gallery, the Westport Artists Collective, the Katonah Museum and the Rowayton Arts Center.
Primarily known for her drawings in charcoal, Sandra also engages in painting, photography, video and poetry. She is the author of "Nora," a book of her drawings and poems. She has had more than fifteen solo shows and has participated in many juried and invitational exhibitions. Her installation took first prize at a Katonah Museum show.
Sandra says that "sleep and dreams have been a recurring theme in my work. This is where the improbable happens. Drawings and paintings with illusive imagery are sometimes dreams themselves. In times of transition, their unclear meaning is a companion of sorts, open to various interpretations. Collage offers a second chance, juxtaposition, surprise. A new path."