Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category

Don’t Miss “Celebration!” in the Big Apple

March 16, 2013
Momentum-cropped-copyright-Marian-Osher

Momentum (detail) ©2012 Marian Osher acrylic painting on canvas, 18″ x 18″

You are Invited

Marian Osher’s mixed-media painting and printmaking on canvas celebrates a broad spectrum of colors, textures and dimensions that stimulate her personal vision. Floral gifts from friends and family are reinterpreted in paintings and monotype printmaking on sculpted canvas. An avid beachcomber, Osher combines paintings of shells, real shells and sand, extending the composition onto the sides of small deep canvases. Additionally, she explores compositions with shells in monotype printmaking, building multiple levels on canvas. She hopes that viewers will feel tactile and sensory connections to their own experiences.

Reception: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 6 to 8 pm

Exhibition dates: April 2 – April 27, 2013

Location: Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 1001
(between 10th and 11th Avenue in Chelsea)

Telephone: 212-947-6100 www.ceresgallery.org
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat 12 to 6 pm, Thurs 12 to 8 pm
Gallery Director and press contact: Stefany Benson
To preview the exhibition online click here.

Beach Life Paintings Featured at the Philip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth, Delaware

August 8, 2012

The activities of people on the beach repeat themselves over and over again with variations of human activity — playing, reading, digging, swimming, fishing, talking, eating, watching, sleeping, schlepping, walking, and putting sun tan lotion on their bodies. They do the things that people do as a species. But (more…)

Saturday Night Very Much Alive at Philip Morton Gallery Reception

June 12, 2012

Saturday night was “alive” with a constant stream of people at the Philip Morton Gallery.  I had a great time meeting lots of interesting people.  One of those people was Alan Henney, a multi-talented writer, photographer, videographer, and radio show producer, who interviewed me at the reception.  Below is the photo that he took of me with some of my artwork as well as his write-up, included in the online Beach News Report.

Marian Osher at Philip Morton Gallery reception (photo by Alan Henney)

“Next to Anita’s new studio, is the Philip Morton Gallery. Eric Davison, director of the gallery, has another exciting season planned and more exquisite glass work coming soon. In addition to paintings, the classy gallery is known for its fine glass, sculpture and mixed media.

One of the recent artists he is featuring is Marian Osher. She has a series of 10 beach life scenes on exhibition. They are mixed media acrylic painting and photo collages on canvas. Marian says she likes to take generic photos of people on the beach. They each have their own story of who, why and what they are. She takes the photos, applies paint and actual beach sand giving the work a unique texture and beach feel and she likes to extend the work to the frame’s edges. She too has exhibitions in New York and Washington, D.C. Check her Website or look at her work — and much more — in person at the Philip Morton Gallery, 47 Baltimore Avenue.”

written by Alan Henney   http://henney.com/weekend03/

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If you are visiting Rehoboth, Delaware and missed the reception, I hope you’ll stop by the Philip Morton Gallery.
Open:
Thursdays, Sundays, Mondays 11 to 5
Fridays and Saturdays 11 to 2:30, and 5:30 to 9 or 10pm
After July 4: Also open Tuesdays 11 to 5
(always closed Wednesdays)

47 Baltimore Avenue in the heart of downtown Rehoboth
302-727-0905  You can also visit the gallery online.
the gallery’s website: http://www.philipmortongallery.com

To see a selection of my artwork at the Philip Morton Gallery, click on my name on the list of New Works at the top of the home page

Rehoboth Beach Second Saturday Art Walk

June 6, 2012

If you are in Rehoboth Beach, DE this weekend,
after a great day on the beach, you’ll enjoy the

“A Great Beach Day” by Marian Osher size: 6″ x 6″

Rehoboth Beach Second Saturday Art Walk
Saturday June 9, 2012 from 6 to 9 pm

And be sure to come to the reception at the
Philip Morton Gallery
47 Baltimore Avenue in the heart of downtown Rehoboth
302-727-0905
Map of all participating galleries:
http://www.mosaicrehoboth.com/find/index.html

New Art at the Philip Morton Gallery

May 29, 2012
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“Man with the Red Hat” Marian Osher ©2012 size: 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″

I am very pleased to be one of the artists now represented by the Philip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth, Delaware. This gallery exhibits an interesting selection of original paintings, sculptures, mixed media and glass.

If you are visiting Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, (more…)

A Closing Reception Opens Doors

March 29, 2012

If you are having an art exhibition, I highly recommend offering a closing reception in addition to the opening reception. It gives folks another chance to see the show and meet the artist. Since the opening reception for ART*SPARKS was on a Saturday afternoon, the closing reception on a Sunday afternoon provided people with the option of a different day of the week. (more…)

Some Art Bites of the Big Apple: NYC

March 23, 2012

I just returned from an “art excursion” to New York City. It goes without saying that New York is the place to see all kinds of art. Here are a couple of “Art Bites” that I recommend in case you can get there in person or online.

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), 2 Columbus Circle, is one of my favorite art museums in NYC. I have never been disappointed by the exhibitions there. Currently there is a particularly compelling exhibit that I highly recommend:
Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design, thru August 12, 2012
http://www.madmuseum.org

Another gem I discovered more recently is the Ford Project, 57 west 57th Street, 19th and 20th Floor http://www.fordproject.com/
Two great shows there, one for horse lovers and one for rock music lovers.

Always powerful and very moving for me is the beautiful mosaic design of the Imagine Memorial to John Lennon in Central Park at 72nd Street. If you go to see it, take the time to read the inscriptions on the nearby park benches.

FLOWER POWER or Creating Relief Monotypes on Sculpted Canvas for the ART*SPARKS Exhibition

March 20, 2012

"Blue Tango" ©2011 Marian Osher, relief monotype on sculpted canvas, 14" x 13"

Making relief monotypes on sculpted canvas was an experiment that turned out to be fun. Lighting the artwork on the walls and playing with the cast shadows was the icing on the cake. (more…)

Don’t Miss the Closing Reception for ART*SPARKS

March 19, 2012

"All Decked Out" © Marian Osher 2011, mixed-media monotype on painted canvas, 11" x 15.5"

Enjoy the artwork and talk informally with the artist to learn insights that helped her to break through artist’s block to create over 50 new mixed-media, multi-dimensional monotype prints on painted canvas.

When:  Sunday March 25, 2012 from 2 to 4 pm
Where:  Washington Printmakers Gallery
8230 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD
301-273-3660  www.washingtonprintmakers.com

Making Mixed-Media Monotypes on Canvas for the ART*SPARKS Solo Show

March 19, 2012

"Spring Recital" ©2011 Marian Osher completed mixed-media monotype on painted canvas, 11" x 14"

Marian Osher printing a monotype on her etching press. photo by Julie Hipkins

In the beginning there is only a piece of frosted mylar that I coat with gum arabic. This becomes the printing plate. Sometimes I lay a pencil sketch under the translucent mylar. Next I turn on the music and draw and paint on the mylar until I am happy with the image. The image is transferred to dampened paper with my etching press. It is always exciting to pull up the paper from the plate
and see how the print has turned out! Next, I “put the print to bed” between layers of blotters under heavy books until the next day.

Now I have to decide which parts of the print will be raised and which lowered. Then I tape the monotype to a piece of acid free foam board and CUT THROUGH THE PRINT and the foam board with a mat knife for the raised layers. This is the scary part, because once I cut, I can’t turn back. (more…)