Left to right; Carl Mehrbach’s Compunction (2022 No.12); Derek Uhlman’s Portrait of Past; Lisa Scroggins’s Wonder.
NEW CANAAN, CT, March 29, 2023—Silvermine Arts Center is pleased to present Abstract Visions, on view April 1 through April 20 with an opening reception on Saturday, April 1, 2–4 p.m. This exhibit provides a fascinating and dynamic exploration of abstract art, offering a glimpse into the rich and diversified work by Silvermine’s Guild of Artists. It features selected work by 52 of the Guild’s more than 300 professional artists nationwide.
Abstract Visions is a celebration of color, composition, and material. For those who love geometric forms and the exploration of graphic design in painting and prints, there are treasures to be found. Two glass pieces by Carla Goldberg and Elysa DeMartini take on an architectural presence with compelling spatial and textural elements, while Robert Gregson brings these same qualities into his acrylic paintings on plywood. Bold, organic compositions channeling topography, constellations, and natural forms explore both the familiar and the mythical. Lisa Scroggins synthesizes form, pattern, and a sense of movement in her ceramic work. Maureen Renahan-Krinsley takes hints of landscape with her into painting’s abstract realms. The exhibit features a wide range of innovative approaches to ceramics, drawing, fiber, installation, painting, sculpture, and video.
Featured artists include Christine Aaron, New Rochelle, NY; Tommy Anastasio, Palm Coast, FL; Miriam Bisceglia, Red Bank, NJ; Sarah Balcombe, Greenwich, CT; Martha Bloom, Westport, CT; Nancy Breakstone, Westport, CT; Bevi Bullwinkel, Fairfield, CT; Eric Chiang, Westport, CT; Marilyn Clements, Stamford, CT; Elysa DeMartini, Stamford, CT; Jan Dilenschneider, Darien, CT; Katharine Draper, Norwalk, CT; Laure Dunne, Norwalk, CT; Heide Follin, Norwalk, CT; Hanneke Goedkoop, Rowayton, CT; Carla Goldberg, Milford, CT; Robert Gregson, Orange, CT; Fran Henry-Meehan, Norwalk, CT; Jennifer Moné Hill, Danbury, CT; Nash Hyon, Wilton, CT; Barry Katz, New York, NY; Elisa, Keogh, Norwalk, CT; Renee Khatami, New York, NY; Natalya Khorover, Pleasantville, NY; Stephen Klema, Winsted, CT; Ron Lake, Westport, CT; Robert Lansden, Norwalk, CT; Suzanne Levy, West Hartford, CT; Karleen Loughran, Yarmouth Port, MA; Mary Elizabeth Marvin, Hamden, CT; Janice Mauro, Redding, CT; Carl Mehrbach, Lyme, NH; Donna Namnoum, Canton, CT; Jill Parry, Mamaroneck, NY; Peter Petrochko, Oxford, CT; Dave Pressler, Shelton, CT; Maureen Renahan-Krinsley, New Canaan, CT; Minna Rothman, Brookline, MA; Missy Savard, Fairfield, CT; Ellen Schiffman, Weston, CT; Rosalind Shaffer, Weston, CT; Barbara Shapiro, Scarsdale, NY; Susan Sharp, Easton, CT; Debbie Smith, Westport, CT; Nina Temple, Carmel Valley, CA; Derek Uhlman, Norwalk, CT; Betty Vera, North Adams, MA; Mitchell Visoky, White Plains, NY; Gregg Welz, Norwalk, CT; Torrance York, New Canaan, CT; and Marc Zaref, Norwalk, CT.
Abstract Visions is the first of two exhibitions this spring to draw from new pieces by Guild members, many of whom have work in permanent collections of major museums. A second installment, titled Narrations, will focus on figurative work and will open April 29. Abstract Visions runs through April 20.