Solo Series at Abington Art Center Will Feature the Work of Four Philadelphia Based Artists
The artwork of Susie Forrester, Colleen McCubbin Stepanic, Csilla Sadloch, and Emily Steinberg will be on view from February 4 to March 25, 2012.
- Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) March 06, 2012 - On February 4, Abington Art Center's galleries will be transformed by four contemporary artists each presenting a solo exhibition. On view will be work by Susie Forrester (Philadelphia, photographer), Colleen McCubbin Stepanic (Philadelphia, paintings), Csilla Saloch (Yardley, photographer), and Emily Steinberg (Philadelphia, painter and graphic novelist).
There will be a public reception and opening party on Sunday, February 5 from 3-5pm with free admission.
The artwork of Susie Forrester (Philadelphia, photographer) explains how iphone photography is the modern day version of the Polaroid camera. She applies her unique artistic sensibility in using this medium to capture spontaneous imagery that she encounters as she travels through her day. The instant accessibility of iphone photography provides an unfiltered look at Susie's photographic vision of the world we live in - "one that exudes a sense of freedom and exuberance in the beauty of the everyday." Susie has taught photography at Blair Academy in New Jersey and Baum School of Art in Allentown, and has been featured in exhibits in San Francisco, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Scranton.
Colleen McCubbin Stepanic (Philadelphia, paintings) explores the possibilities of physically representing emotional experience in her work. She disregards the flat plain and engages in a number of aggressive actions against the basic fiber of painting. "My works are most successful where the interaction between form and image is powerful, where these two elements appear to battle for primacy." She earned a BFA from the University of Dayton and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art. McCubbin Stepanic's work has been featured in exhibitions in New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston, and she has received many grants and awards including a Joan Mitchell MFA Grant in 2003 and a Fleisher Challenge Award in 2010. She has had 8 solo exhibitions since 2003 and has participated in art projects in Budapest, Hungary and Batoufam, Cameroon.
Csilla Sadloch (Yardley, photographer) states her creative process begins with photography. "The camera reveals veins, bumps, creases and parts of plants which would normally go unnoticed. These hyper-examined forms become discoveries and, as the process continues, mischievous and thorny interpretations often result." Sadloch received her BA in Fine Arts from Montclair State University, and has been the recipient of many awards including the 2011 Jurors Award from the Perkins Center for the Arts, the 2009 Award for Painting from the Phillips Mill Annual, and a Two-year Service Grant from the Creative Artist Network, Philadelphia. Her list of exhibitions is extensive and includes shows in New York, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
Emily Steinberg (Philadelphia, painter and graphic novelist) is not only an accomplished painter, but also draws comics and has completed a graphic memoir, Graphic Therapy, which details the comic consequences of life as an artist. In her artist statement, Steinberg states "…We, like our computers, hold untold zillions, of bytes of nano data in our heads. These portraits reflect states of mind and affect drawn literally on and from the printed images of the day." Steinberg earned her BA, BFA and MFA from The University of Pennsylvania. She has shown at 55 Mercer Gallery in New York, and has exhibited at several galleries - including The Mangel Gallery, The Borowsky Gallery, and The Woodmere Museum of Art. She has taught studio art and Art History, and most recently taught The Graphic Novel Memoir: Drawing Your Own Story, at Penn State Abington.
Abington Art Center (515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046) is a nonprofit cultural center in suburban Philadelphia. AAC is dedicated to providing opportunities for its many audiences to experience, appreciate, and participate in the arts at whatever level they choose. AAC engages visitors, artists, and students with its sculpture park and gallery exhibitions of today's artists, studio art classes, and public programs. The Center, located in Jenkintown at the intersection of Meetinghouse and Jenkintown Roads, receives operating support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Asplundh Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, the Beneficia Foundation and the members of Abington Art Center.