Exhibit: The Gesture in Light Illuminated
NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 1/2/2012
CONTACT : LESLIE SCHALER, COMMUNICATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR, (413) 545-0162
UMASS AMHERST LIBRARIES HOST
THE GESTURE IN LIGHT: ILLUMINATED
Amherst, MA - The UMass Amherst Libraries will host an exhibit, “The Gesture in Light: Illuminated,” by Theresa Antonellis from Monday, January 9, 2012, through Sunday, May 11, 2012, in the Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise, UMass Amherst. The exhibit consists of a related series of framed prints featuring photo-enhanced light photography. A reception will be held Thursday, February 2, from 4-6 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Theresa Antonellis is the Director of the UMass Student Union Art Gallery and a second-year graduate student in the University’s MFA program in Studio Arts. She graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College as part of the Frances Perkins Scholarship program. With a double major in Art Studio and Art History, Antonellis was the recipient of the Fitz-Randolf Prize for Outstanding Work. Her recent participation in juried art exhibitions includes Art In Nature (Fruitlands Museum - Harvard, MA); Paperworks (Joshibi University of Arts and Design -Tokyo, Japan); and Arches Exhibition (Boston Printmakers Guild, Framingham, MA).
“My interests include the drawn line as a record of human gesture, patterns in nature, the mirrored image and evidence of time found in accumulation of layers,” says Antonellis. “In choosing to work in non-representational methods, the work both negates and invites the gaze. The intention is that the images will engage the viewer in a meditative discovery of familiar places and events both in the mind and in nature.”
For more information, contact Madeleine Charney (413-577-0785, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Last Edited: 24 October 2012