Art/Place Gallery reception: Diane Pollack + Sandra Meagher

The public is invited to a reception at Art/Place Gallery Sunday, Oct. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. for “New Work: Diane Pollack + Sandra Meagher.” The show runs from Oct. 1 to Nov. 8. The artists will talk about their work Thursday, Oct. 20, from 12-1:30, at the gallery. The gallery shares space with the Fairfield Theater Company at 70 Sanford Street in Fairfield. It is open Thursdays through Sundays. Information: artplacegallery.org or 203-292-8328.

A Smith College graduate, Sandra Meagher is a Life Member of the Art Students League in New York, a member of Silvermine Guild, Art/Place Gallery,  the Katonah Museum and the Rowayton Arts Center. She maintains a studio in Port Chester, New York.

Besides drawing in charcoal, she does painting, photography, video and poetry. She has had more than 15 one-person shows and been juried into shows at the Mattatuck and Discovery Museums and Art of the Northeast, has exhibited at Silvermine and has received fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. She won first prize at the Katonah Museum for an installation. She is the author of “Nora,” a book of 12 drawings and 3 poems.

Sandy says, “After years of painting, I discovered that drawing was my real love. Mark-making with charcoal or graphite offers intimate control and immediate results. In recent work, I often allow the hand to make its own decisions in the early stages. The work grows through additions and erasures, adjustments and repetitions,  The piece is complete when the elements of balance, movement, and composition seem right, the marks are varied and interesting in themselves, and the mark-making supports imagery that resonates with me.”

Diane Pollack is from Fairfield and has been a member of Art/Place since 1988. She is a curator for the Bruce S.Kershner Gallery at the Fairfield Public Library, and a member of the Westport Artists Collective, BRAG, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and a founding member of the Sonora Artists Collective in Tucson, Arizona.

Diane  studied at the Art Students League in NYC, the Roslyn Museum of Art in NY, the Drawing Studio in Tucson, Arizona, and privately with Gerry Samuels. She studied and then lectured for many years at the Asia Society Museum in NYC, and has taught art to students ages 2-85. Her monotypes  are in corporate and private collections.

Diane says, “My new work is a response to the energy fields which swirl and spiral around and within us as well as far beyond. There are several layers to each piece-printmaking, collage and both machine and hand sewing. My intention is to evoke a reaction in the viewer of feeling both elation and release.”

Diane Pollack, Mystical Orbits, Yellow 1

Diane Pollack, Mystical Orbits, Yellow 1

Diane Pollack with Mystical Orbits, Gray 1

Diane Pollack with Mystical Orbits, Gray 1

Sandra Meagher, As in a Dream

Sandra Meagher, As in a Dream

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