Art empowers learning
On Exhibit in the Gallery…
IMAGININGS: Surreal Art from the Female Perspective
Paintings by Angels Alés and Cynthia Brody
March 9, 2017 to May 10, 2017
ANGELA ALÉS is an artist born in Barranquilla, Colombia, of Andalusian and Lebanese descent, a graduate of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in New York City with an MFA from the Miami International University of Art and Design. Being a dedicated student of philosophies and world religions, her spirituality has emerged as central themes in her work. Since 2010, her work has been gradually moving into a more carnal expression, still, remaining faithful to her truth: “we are spiritual beings in a carnal experience.” She is exploring not just the flesh, but that of the canvas as well. She manipulates the surface and enjoys the different textures. She does not feel the need to be so literal with the human form. While the figure is still present in her work, it is present in a more abstract way.
CYNTHIA BRODY has been an exhibiting artist for over 40 years. She studied painting at Parsons School of Design and The New School in New York. Ms. Brody developed a self-taught style of mixed media painting that she has expanded upon throughout the years. The bulk of her work incorporates the combination of photo images with acrylic paints and found materials to create a surreal impression. The photos are often used out of context for their visual texture, and it is only upon closer inspection that the viewer begins to discover that what appears to be recognizable is actually something else entirely. Her works incorporate elements of beauty, such as metallic paints and gold leaf, which parallel the adornment of the subjects in some of the cross-cultural pieces. This is contrasted with the strong statements and pensive attitudes of the women depicted. Several of the pieces resemble icons honoring the complexity, angst and beauty of the female experience.
This exhibit would not be possible without assistance from the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library.
Exhibit is viewable during regular library hours.
Community Art Wall
All work submitted must be original and not previously shown at the Bedford Free Public Library.
Arts Steering Committee
Exhibit Hours :
(closed Sundays from Mother’s Day through Labor Day)
The exhibits and the receptions are sponsored by the Arts Steering Committee, the Friends of the Library and the Bedford Free Public Library.