Opening Reception: Saturday, May 23, 5-7 PM
The unique vision of internationally renowned artist Janice Mehlman conflates architectural structures and photography resulting in images that become striking artistic statements. Throughout her 30-year career Mehlman has played with the effect that light and shadow have upon architecture and various other objects, thus creating her distinct point of view. “The click of Janice Mehlman,” writes Gian Luigi Corinto in RD’Arte, “is a poetic vision [that] asks of those who look, to spend time in order to be capable of seeing the feelings the images transmit.”
The integration of light and color in the buoyant works on display in the Quogue Gallery radiate joy and energy. The strips of color in such works as “Dripping with Desire” and “Shifting Tides” harmoniously unite to suggest structures that are at once ethereal and terrestrial. In other works such as “Cut from Reality” and “Multinational Agreement,” the light and shadows that dance around the composed waves of paper produce images of structures that defy gravity. In an essay for the exhibition catalogue Janice Mehlman: Transcending Illusion, Valentina Fogher wote: “We can amuse ourselves and let our vision wander to the multiform dance of the shining light of the sun, as the light breaks through and cascades upon the earth. Here is the essence of the work of Janice Mehlman.”
About Janice Mehlman:
The work of Janice Mehlman has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and South America. It is also featured in museum and corporate collections both here and abroad as well as in important books about the history of photography. Mehlman’s photographs have been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions and included in group shows around the world. She directs the photography program in the Art Department of Kingsborough Community College of the City of New York. Mehlman resides, and divides her creative time between her studios in Pietrasanta, Italy and Brooklyn, New York
About Quogue Gallery
The Quogue Gallery showcases modern and contemporary artists whose works include paintings and prints, photography and sculpture. Recent exhibits have included the paintings of Raymond Hendler and Susan Vecsey and the photography of Barbara Vaughn. For further information and opening hours, visit www.quoguegallery.com.