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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, mcharney@library.umass.edu).

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Last Edited: 24 October 2012