Since the early 1900s artists have experimented with color, shape, and gesture to create abstracted views of reality. Non-representational artwork liberates artists to explore their imagination in an entirely new way. Through abstraction, art can extend outside of the boundaries of recognizable time and place. Artists Sandi Neiman Lovitz and Autumn C. Wright utilize gesture, shape, pattern, and spontaneity to create the abstract compositions featured in Unpredictable Nature.
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Date: August 25 – October 31, 2021
Gallery: S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Education Center Gallery
Sponsor: Joseph T. & Helen M. Simpson Foundation
Sandi Neiman Lovitz
Lovitz is inspired by music and the colors found in nature. Her boldly colored paintings are made using brushes, combs, water, and even her own hands. The intuitive gestures of her body are evident on the surface of the paint.
Sandi Neiman Lovitz graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Art Education. She taught art in the Pittsburgh Public School system, attended art classes at Carnegie Tech, and was a member of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society. After moving to Philadelphia, she taught private art classes and exhibited her work. Lovitz’s passion for art led her to establish businesses that allowed her to explore creativity. She painted murals, created functional art pieces, worked in sign painting, developed a line of hand-painted clothing, and designed furniture.
Lovitz was president of the Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity arts advocacy organization for two years and is currently on the Delaware Valley Artist Alliance board. Her work was selected for inclusion in the Centennial exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum by John B. Ravenal, former Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Celebrated artist Moe Brooker awarded Lovitz the Nolan Painting Award at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, Pennsylvania. She has also exhibited at the Berks Art Alliance, Reading Public Museum, and Michener Museum.
Autumn C. Wright
Wright is intrigued by the natural world and the practice of scientific collecting. Her compositions layer elements that are familiar with what is unknown. She abstracts microscopic organic shapes to bring what is normally unseen to a large scale, altering the viewer’s perception.
Artist Autumn C. Wright lives and works in the York, Pennsylvania area. Her artwork is a product of close examination of natural objects and experimentation with new materials. It is informed by the history of scientific and private collecting. She engages themes centering on biology, microscopic/macroscopic systems, memory, and iconography to create multi-media artwork about the natural world. Wright has exhibited nationally as well as internationally including shows in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Italy, and Japan.
In 2017 she graduated with her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Millersville University in 2011 with a concentration in Printmaking and Drawing. Wright has participated in workshops at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, the Chautauqua School of Visual Arts in New York, and a photography study abroad program in Japan.
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Friday, September 17, 2021
5:00 – 8:00 pm
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