“Abstracting Nature,” an exhibition by Alberte Bernier and Olga Guerra, will open to the public from August 8 to September 7, 2014, at hob’art co-operative gallery, The Monroe Center for the Arts. The gallery is located at 720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, New Jersey. The artists’ reception will take place on Saturday, August 9, 6:00-8:00pm. There will also be an Artists’ Talk on Sunday, August 17, at 3:30pm.
Description: “Abstracting Nature” puts in perspective a selection of artwork in which each artist illustrates her expressionist interpretation of nature. Although different in scope, their work evokes similar sensitivity and emotion. Alberte Bernier will present artwork created from oil on canvas and mixed media. Cuban-born Olga Guerra will present mixed media pieces of work through photography and scanography, the art of taking pictures with a scanner.
Alberte Bernier works in several mediums, and she incorporates found objects gathered from various landscapes into her work. For Bernier, a Chashama artist, painting represents a desire to convey emotion and fantasy.
Olga Guerra puts emphasis on light, movement, depth of field, colors and layers. For Guerra, who works mostly with found objects, the scanner is an endless source of challenges and delights that allow her to reconcile two and three-dimensional designs.
Gallery hours, Thursday – Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm and by appointment at (201) 319-1504. Free parking is available at the rear of the building on Jackson Street and is wheelchair accessible.
[Images: Top, Alberte Bernier’s “Exodus”, oil on canvas; second, Olga Guerra’s “Leaving Cuba”, scanography.]