Abington Art Center is a community center focused on music, drawing, painting, oil, ceramics, metals, sewing, embroidery, pottery, and jewelry classes. It is an outdoor free concert venue, with theater, dance, jazz, and live music on stage. You can buy gifts, crafts, bracelets, necklaces, and rings at the unique holiday fair.

Red Coral (detail), 2020 | Acrylic on Canvas | Kristen Osgood Lamelas

On View February 25 – April 4, 2022

Opening Reception | Friday, February 25 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Saturday, March 12 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Saturday, April 2 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.


ARTISTS


Heidi Brueckner, Painting

Tween, 2020 | Oil, Acrylic, and Paper on Canvas
Seeing Is Believing, 2020 | Oil on Paper Bags and Foil, on Canvas
Squatters Club, Cuba, 2021 | Oil on Recycled Bubble Paper

Brueckner’s work focuses mostly on cultural allegories and norms conveyed through a collage-like juxtaposition of figurative imagery, symbolism, and elaborate patterning. Often the figures personify the precarious, dark, grotesque, and sleazy side of human nature, subjects by which she is continually fascinated.

These topics seem to require, and in fact dictate, frontal, discomforting, and intrusive compositions. Brueckner revels in playing with bright color and pattern, tilted and flattened space, and distorted form to achieve this needed psychological expression and visual activity, but also to create an element of humor and fun.


Iva Fabrikant, Sculpture

Red Triflower, 2020 | Paper pulp, ink
Horned Curl, 2015 | Paper pulp

Fabrikant works with recycled materials, with which she explores fluid, natural forms balanced with rigid and geometric features. She is inspired by the curved volumes of the human body and by the twisting and mysterious shapes she sees in plants and rock formations. She observes and sketch these objects, and later uses them as a jumping off point in her studio to make fleshy, alien beings that feel at once curious, familiar, absurd, and enticing. 


Andrew Gimblet, Photography

Crawl, 2019 | Photography
Eternal Darkness, 2020 | Photography
No Service, 2019 | Photography

Andrew Gimblet is a fine art street photographer from Philadelphia USA. 

“When I am in the streets it is my happy place. I am constantly people watching and looking for a scene, and tend to use atmosphere, light and shadow against the backdrop of my great city to tell whatever story I am conveying. I mainly shoot in color, though I see only the many shades of blacks, whites and grays as it brings the emotion for me that I would like to share with the world. I tend to shoot a lone figure, finding a connection to represent their feelings.” – Andrew Gimblet


Kristin Osgood Lamelas, Painting

Paradise, 2020 | Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
June Bug, 2020 | Acrylic and Ink on Canvas

Kristin Osgood Lamelas was a Philadelphia born artist. She received both her BFA and MFA at Moore College of Art and Design. She donated a kidney to her father in 2011. Since then, her mixed-media paintings reference aerial views of specific landscapes and images of cells from her own body. In her most recent work, she explored the issue of how environmental toxins and climate change affect her body and the earth. This exhibition was installed posthumously on her behalf by Laura Petrovich-Cheney.

“Kristen was such a bright light in this world and her light shines on in her beautiful daughter, and in all the memories that her husband, mother, sisters, and friends hold close. She was a high school photography teacher at West Deptford, NJ. She and I had gone to graduate school at Moore College of Art & Design together and her dream was to have a solo exhibit at Abington Art Center like I had done in 2013.” -Laura Petrovich-Cheney