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New exhibits at DVAA

Drawing by Richard Gubernick
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July 17, 2013

NARROWSBURG, NY — Three new exhibits opened at the Delaware Arts Center’s Alliance Gallery on Friday, July 12. Two of the exhibits are still on display and will be until August 3. The exhibit “Art in Bloom” was a group exhibition and featured floral arrangements that complemented works of art. It ran for one weekend only (see page 24).

Still there is the exhibit “Amusing the Muse,” drawings by Richard Gubernick. Born, raised, and educated in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, artist Gubernick attended youth classes at The Museum of Modern Art, obtained a BS degree from Buffalo State, and earned an MFA from The University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He subsequently taught painting for over 25 years at Buffalo State. In recent years he has concentrated on drawing with ink on acrylic backgrounds.

“I begin a drawing by placing automatic random images of varied sized shapes dispersed within an oval,” said Gubernick. “The aim of this process is to see what simple groupings and accumulations of marks, accomplished mainly by thin pen lines, can enable a viewer to feel as if they are a witness to a totally fictional event.”

“Spatial Pathways” paintings and mixed media works by Edward Evans and Joyce Pommer also remains in the LOFT Gallery.

Pommer’s mixed media pieces and Evans’ paintings complement one another as shapes and colors are re-echoed back and forth. A common thread of colors, shapes and movement binds the paintings as areas are heightened while interacting with each other.

Evans paints with an airbrush to create a flowing, illusionist quality that cannot be achieved by other painting techniques. He was born and educated in Minnesota. He taught painting, drawing and contemporary art history for many years and is a Professor Emeritus of Art, Southwest Minnesota State University. He and his wife, Connie, moved to Stroudsburg, PA in 2002 and started Gallery 705.

“Fascinating conversations develop when exhibiting our paintings together,” said Pommer. Like Evans, her paintings evolve out of her subconscious in a free-flowing process. Pommer brings her pieces to life with a collage of handmade, monoprint and marbled papers, fabrics and other diverse materials onto a surface of canvas or wood panels. Pommer was born in Quincy, MA and studied at The Academy of Art College in San Francisco, The Art Institute of Boston and the Art Students League in New York City. Having owned and operated a gallery in NYC for the past eight years, she recently returned to focusing primarily on painting.