Barrett Art Gallery to Feature Paintings, Poetry by Mona Brody

Barrett Art Gallery to Feature Paintings, Poetry by Mona Brody

The exhibition will be on view Jan. 23 through Feb. 24, featuring 15 recent paintings and an installation of 64 abstract paintings and haiku poems from her series "The Colors of Silence."

Written by: Megan Austin

The Edith Langley Barrett Art Gallery at Utica College is pleased to present “Mona Brody: In the Whisper of Silence,” the New Jersey-based artist’s first solo exhibition of 2018. The exhibition will be on view Jan. 23 through Feb. 24, featuring 15 recent paintings and an installation of 64 abstract paintings and haiku poems from her series “The Colors of Silence.”

There will be an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. It is free and open to everyone.

Through muted colors and text, Brody employs oil on canvas as her primary medium and the abstraction of objects found in nature as inspiration. Brody’s work suggests the sublime resulting from her exploration of the surface, writings, memory, personal history and the passing of time. The delicate interaction of neutral tones reveal a subtle presentation of the strange placed within the familiar.

At “Gallery Talk: Mona Brody,” there will be an opportunity to meet Brody, along with Donna Moran, dean of Pratt MWP School of Art, on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m.

Brody earned an MFA in visual arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts, a master’s in art education from Massachusetts College of Art, and a bachelor of fine arts in printmaking from Moore College of Art & Design. Her work has been shown at The Painting Center in New York, the Montclair Art Museum, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and the New Jersey Center of Visual Arts. No stranger to the international art scene, she has also exhibited at the Boleslawiec Art Museum in Poland and Nanjing College of Art in China. She is represented by Carter Burden Gallery in New York.

The exhibition is organized by Megan Austin, gallery director. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and there is no admission charge.

For more information, visit www.utica.edu/gallery.

About the Edith Langley Barrett Art Gallery at Utica College – Opening in November of 1980, the Barrett Art Gallery is dedicated to Edith Langley Barrett, a professor of English at Utica College from 1961 to 1973. Barrett led the way for the founding of the gallery, with the support of fellow faculty, and provided visual art engagement opportunities for the college community. An interdisciplinary space for the development of visual communication, the gallery presents three exhibitions of regional and national artists each academic year.

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls more than 5,000 students in 42 undergraduate majors, 36 minors, 20 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs. For more information, visit www.utica.edu.
 

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