Perceptionsfeaturing: Jane Adriance and Joseph DeFay
This show runs from November 9, 2017 until December 3, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 4-7 pm
Artists' Gallery is pleased to present "Perceptions," an exhibition featuring the watercolors of Jane Adriance and the photographs of Joseph DeFay. Both artists have unique perceptions of the world they see around them. They reflect a perspective that is not based on what we normally call "reality". This photographer and painter offer images that may be surprising and at the same time compliment each other with a beauty that offers new perspectives in opposing mediums.
Working with watercolors, Jane intends to go beyond what she perceives in her everyday life. A kind of poetic license to reflect a point of view that can be startling and contradictory and yet beautiful. Jane uses color as her primary focus which is embraced by dynamic compositions of light, line textures and space.
Ms. Adriance has exhibited her work in solo, invitational and juried exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey. She is an elected member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society and a signature member of the Garden State Watercolor Society.
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.