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“Arias Chromatic” Exhibition Opening at Clerestory Fine Art
June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Opening reception for Arias Chromatic, featuring large-scale oil paintings by Montclair painter Mary H. Young.
About the Exhibition:
Arias Chromatic features large-scale oil paintings by Montclair artist Mary Young. Young’s canvases boldly inviteviewers in with seductive, luscious colors. Fascinated by the figure, she places her characters in surreal settings meant to conjure familiar associations of domesticity, relationships, and nature, but then revolts against expectations by distorting faces, figures, and atmosphere. Her playful subjects can take a menacing tone in these exercises in psychological exploration, as she deals with emotion like love, loss, and broader political anxieties. They are theatrical stages meant to evoke reaction and the viewer’s own interpretation. Like an aria in an opera, each painting explores the story of the character’s emotion, inviting the audience to bring their own background in to complete the experience.