Radiancefeaturing: Joseph De Fay and Maxine Shore
This show runs from July 9, 2015 until August 2, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 4-7pm
Artists' Gallery is pleased to present "Radiance," an exhibition featuring the oil paintings of Maxine Shore and the photographs of Joseph DeFay.
Maxine is a contemporary colorist who uses color and light in an effort to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Her paintings are in many private collections as well as prominent institutions. Formerly a teacher of art, Maxine has studied at various schools in New York and Philadelphia, including The Parsons School of Design, the National Academy and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
"I am not a traditional representational painter. I am more interested in how a place makes me feel than simply reproducing how it looks. Even when a painting is representational there exits an abstract dynamic below the surface. Exploring the interplay of shapes, patterns of lights and darks, and composition all contribute to the final outcome.
Joseph's photographs tend to pull out the simpler aspects of everyday life so they can be seen with a renewed beauty, and an exciting new perspective. "A completely open mind, favoring no particular philosophy, allows me to fully accept what each raw opportunity to create provides, and decide if it is to be refined and shared. Traditional artistic concerns prove an interesting challenge when capturing people, places, or objects in the moment, but are always held in high regard".
Joseph is a member of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia and the Plastic Club. His work has been exhibited at Penn Medicine Rittenhouse, the Plastic Club, the Art Alliance, Perkins Center for the Arts, Bucks County Audubon Society, and the Hamilton Township Public Library.