Karen Bright, MFA, professor of Art and Design, will host a new art exhibit, “It’s a Question of Survival [a collection of thoughtful paintings]” at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council from Jan. 29-March 5.
Bright’s collection includes 25 paintings created using encaustic, a painting technique that incorporates resin, beeswax, and pigment, adding multiple layers and depth to the work. The exhibition features paintings completed during the pandemic next to pre-pandemic work, showcasing the evolving shift in style and approach between the two periods of time.
“This collection – curated from my body of work – is meant to create a subtle visual experience that evolves as you walk through, clockwise – starting and ending – with the front wall facing the street. All of my work is intended to express an aspect of life using materials that speak to the fragility of our planet – set against the beauty that all creatures possess – as we all face the challenges ahead that threaten our ability to thrive,” Bright said.
An opening reception, rescheduled due to inclement weather, will unveil her completed work on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 6-8 p.m., with a 30-minute artist talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bright is also planning a walk-and-talk sometime February, with a specific date to be announced.
The exhibition will be displayed during the Atlantic Highlands Art Council hours, Thursday-Saturday from 12-8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery hours may change. Check the Atlantic Highlands Art Council website prior to attending.
Tickets are not required; however, face masks and social distancing are mandatory. The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is located at 54 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.