Lore Bert 'Celebration' and Mary Joan Waid 'Stillness'
Lore Bert is a German artist with an extensive international reputation. She is a minimalist whose major medium is handmade paper. Bert exhibits in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Far East, as well as in the U.S., and her work is being actively acquired by numerous museums and private collectors. Living and working in Mainz, Germany, she produces two-dimensional pieces as well as large-scale installation works in historic properties. Her subjects revolve around architecture, geometry, and philosophy, with both abstract symbols and representational elements appearing in various ways. She has been selected to present at the upcoming Venice Biennale 2013, and this exhibition, featuring new work, is a "Celebration" for this honor. Her work in Venice is a featured installation piece to be installed in the National Library of St. Mark's. Shown in "celebration" will be new pieces, leading up to the work to be presented in Venice, and also a selection of previous works highlighting the depth of her interests. In addition, information will be available about her work in Venice, which will be opening May 28th and running through November 24th.
"Stillness" is an exhibition of recent pastel works by national still-life artist Mary Joan Waid. This group of new pieces presents her traditional, exquisite, and often haunting still-life works with a closeness and intimacy that relates instantly with the viewer. Almost as a "still" these beautifully crafted images depict a moment, perhaps fleeting, of an ongoing narrative happening with the subject. Intense color and minimal background detail focus these subjects in a sense of directness that characterizes Waid's newest works. Waid is one of the foremost still-life artists currently working. She has been included in numerous national exhibitions and has shown in several prestigious museums. This will be her third solo exhibition at Atrium Gallery.
Both exhibitions will open Friday, May 17. Mary Joan Waid will be present for the Reception and will also present an Artist's Talk Saturday, the 18th at 11:00.
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