On View September 8 – December 10
Opening Reception: September 8th, 6-8pm
The Fall Solo series features three artists offering a unique perspective on life and art.
Lara Cantu-Hertzler | Book Room Gallery
The oil paintings of Lara Cantu-Hertzler have a dream-like quality, capturing a portrait of both the internal and external. Her images use photographic references to combine differing perspectives within a variety of environments, utilizing color, shape, and line to stitch these various scenes into a full painting.
Lara Cantu-Hertzler attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was awarded a residency at the prestigious Vermont Studio School in 2008. Cantu-Hertzler has exhibited her work at The Rosenfeld Gallery and The Philadelphia Sketch Club.
Stuart Fineman | Kellner Gallery
Stuart Fineman‘s current paintings on view at Abington Art Center can best be described as an investigation into the narrow range of possibilities between blue, green and gray. They are quite reduced, pared down to an open field of diluted color that somehow feels endless. What they are during the process and what they look like as the final artifact are two different things, but, Fineman says, “my hope is that the paintings become a source of contemplation, that while they are open for interpretation they will be inspirational and evocative in some way.”
Stuart Fineman earned his B.F.A. at the Philadelphia College of Art and his M.F.A. at Mills College in Oakland, CA. He is an adjunct professor at Drexel University, and has exhibited his works in galleries all around the east and west coast.
Jesse Harrod | Tile Room Gallery
With her suite of part-objects, appendages, and bodily forms, Jesse Harrod brings into close proximity human and non-human forms, unsettling these distinctions by highlighting the blur between the natural(ized) body, on the one hand, and queer body, on the other. It is her hope that the unconventional and overlapping shapes of the suspended and emergent forms suggest alternative ways of being – or hanging – in space.
Harrod has exhibited across the U.S including “Data/Transfer/Object” Cuchifritos Project Space, NYC; “The Stench of Rotting Flowers” La Esquina, KC; “The Neighbors” AU, DC; “Queer Threads” Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, NYC. “A Tendency Towards Textiles” The Kohler Arts Center, WI. Harrod was interviewed by JD Sampson for “Queer Threads” the book designed by Todd Oldham published by Ammo Books. She has given lectures at Concordia University, MassArt, SAIC. She has held residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Oxbow, Sanskriti, India. She holds an MFA from SAIC and BFA from NSCAD.