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New Show Opening at Art/Place Gallery, Oct. 8

Fairfield, CT - The public is invited to a reception for “Variations” at Art/Place Gallery, the solo show of member Diane Pollack on Sunday, October 8 at 3-5 pm. The artist will talk about her work at 4 pm and again on Thursday, October 19 at 1 pm. Art/Place Gallery is located at 70 Sanford Street in Fairfield. and is open every afternoon See www.artplacegallery.org or call 203-292-8328 or 646-258-6912.
 
Fairfield artist, Diane Pollack, has exhibited at various museums and galleries throughout CT, NY, and AZ since 1977. She is co-founder of the Drawing Studio in Tucson, AZ,  serves on the curatorial committee at the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery in Fairfield, and is a member of Westport Artists Collective, Ridgefield Guild of Artists,  Surface Design Association of CT and Carriage Barn in New Canaan. Her website is dianepollackart.com.

Diane finds a rhythm in the physical actions involved in making her monotypes. She follows Eastern beliefs by balancing yin, the feminine, and yang, the masculine. Yin embodies intuition, creative flow, and improvisational choice of colors, textures, and tones. Yang involves making strong decisive actions, selecting imagery, making the patterns on the plate, applying ink to the plate, laying down the paper and rolling it through the press.

After the printing process, she often incorporates additional materials, such as collage, strings, yarn, or sewing thread into the surface, to build complexity and suggest lineal qualities. The typically feminine practice of sewing further explores the emphasizes the idea of women’s work and their role in the context of art-making. 

She says“My work is an exploration of personal themes and cross cultural influences – a hybridization of Eastern and Western imagery. Gods, goddesses, women's work, rituals, and calligraphy are a constant part of my visual vocabulary. The pieces embrace an emotional response to life events through aesthetic and intellectual interpretations. Fine art coexists with everyday life.”

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