Past Exhibits at the Freyberger Gallery
SPRING SEMESTER 2014
Artist and Artist
Exhibition features the work of photographer Jen Lindsay.
“Street photography,” says Lindsay,” is often associated with the city, but my photography comes from a quieter place in the back alleys and fenced in yards of Kutztown, PA. Small town America inspires me, with its timeless era of rural landscapes and rustic structures.
There’s something in the way the light hits or the way a certain angle can create a stillness and weighty peace. I love the stopping of time and moment. I take pictures to document my life, my family, my community. “
When asked to select a co-exhibitor, Lindsay selected Matthew Mazurkiewicz, Reading. She says of his broadly executed abstract paintings, “I asked Matt to share this show with me because when we met in 1998, he was doing a lot of street photography and so was I. I have been following his art evolve over the years . We've just always seemed to share a similar aesthetic.”
Art writer for the Reading Times, wrote,”Mazurkiewicz believes in art and the power of creative expression. His artwork, although personal, brings a sense of pure painting for the sake of painting, not necessarily to tell a story or invoke a theory, but to spell out a moment in time that life has asked him to paint.” His command of various mediums proves a fresh perspective on one of his most cherished talents - painting. From quirky animals, to landscapes - this exhibition will allow the viewer access to the artist's sense of humor and exemplify his successful command of the brush.
TRAVELS AND JOURNEYS: Nancy Sarangoulis:
Ms. Sarangoulis will give a presentation about art in India, and its philosophical influence on her own work. The artist will be our resident artist during the course of her extended exhibition. Along with her exhibition, the gallery will serve as her temporary studio, where she will be creating art most Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and welcomes visitors for informal talks and workshops.
Paintings, drawings, and found objects re-invented for a new purpose are the hallmark of Sarangoulis’ art. A recent residency to explore the art and craft of India provided the artist with another link to her artistic journey. She investigates the hidden worlds of the subconscious through automatic drawing, and reflective meditation.
“Painting birds is one of my current interests,” says the artist. “Not real birds, but birds that are metaphors, psychologically and spiritually. These visual notations have now "leaked" into all aspects of my work. ” Sarangoulis explains that art, for her, is like oxygen – “One thing leads to another, everything is connected in its own small way.”