In the exhibition Color and Meaning Mona Brody presents an installation of over forty abstract, muted paintings and haiku poems from her series entitled The Colors of Silence. Brody’s personal experience writings, and biography shape the nature of the works, encouraging viewers to think about their own associations with themes of memory, personal histories, and time. The artist states, “The intentional quality of the sublime emerges at the heart of this work. The metaphoric possibilities that result from the collection and discovery of natural objects, the physical space of the canvas, and the interaction of materials reveal the strange and uncanny place within the familiar.”
Color and Meaning features the vivid and energetic paintings of Alyce Gottesman. Her process is both exploratory and considered, utilizing multiple materials on changeable surfaces she works through several paintings at once. Gottesman states, “ …Improvising with drawing, dripping, brushing paint until I get to a place with each piece that reflects a moment in time, the unexpected, as if captured in action” Her approach to painting is both experiential and experimental, and her interest is in expressing beauty and energy in the work.