July 2019 at the Crowell Gallery
The Crowell Gallery presents “Foreign Elements“, collage and paintings by Simi Berman.
Artist Reception Sunday, June 30, 1 pm – 3 pm. The exhibit will run through July.
Moore Free Library
23 West Street, Newfane, Vermont
“Working as an illustrator for many years,I began to notice the possibilities of liberating paint from its boundaries while illustrating an Italian Christmas story for children.(Buon Natale,Natale – Franco Maria Panini-2000).
In illustrating, one often proceeds by using color to fill in previously outlined shapes.While creating a two page spread of the characters flying through a night sky using texture and variation of color to provide a certain atmosphere I began to realize the expressive qualities of pure paint. Painting in an improvisational way has become an absorbing challenge. It is like walking a tightrope, with nothing much to hold onto. A further challenge is provided by introducing “foreign” elements into the composition, (i.e. found objects, pieces of printed paper, etc.) and attempting to incorporate them into the whole by painting an environment in which they will find a harmonious home.”
Free Admission, open to the public.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 1pm -5pm, Thursday 2pm-7pm. Saturday 10am – 1pm.