“Double Vision” Exhibit Showcases Two Northern New Jersey Artists
Teaneck, NJ (December 19, 2005) — The beauty of nature and the landscape are captured in the paintings of Mary Yim Kliauga of New Milford and Paula Schiller of Teaneck. “Double Vision” showcases the work of these award-winning artists from January 8- February 17 at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Weiner Library.
Kliauga’s parents were artists who studied in Paris and the U.S., so she was exposed to drawing and painting as a child. While she studied art in college, her major was chemistry. Since retiring as director of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental studies at Good Housekeeping Institute, she is able to paint on a full-time basis.
“Compared to chemistry,” she said, “painting is more challenging because there are no sets of formulas and equations. I enjoy the unpredictability of art making and there are no boundaries.”
Using her chemistry background, Kliauga experiments with the viscosity of paint. Some of her work uses thinned paint creating an impressionistic web of colors to create depth.
Paula Schiller is a painter and a printmaker who creates lyrical interpretations of the landscape. “I have explored several approaches to the landscape,” she said. “The attempt is not so much to reproduce a recognizable scene as to evoke a sense of place. Issues that concern me include rhythm, luminosity and form.
Schiller, a graduate of Merrimack College and Pratt Institute, has studied at the Art Students League, the National Academy of Design and the School of Visual Arts.
The “Double Vision” exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours: Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday from noon-10 p.m. FDU’s Weiner Library is on River Road, Teaneck. On the opening day of the exhibit, Sunday, January 8, there will be a reception for the artists from 2-4 p.m.
Call 201 692 2608 for further information.