Mark Sharp's Acrylic on Canvas on display at FDU

Acrylic on Canvas by Mark Sharp, on display at FDU from Feb. 27 through March 30.

Teaneck, NJ (February 16, 2012)­­ — Paintings by Mark Sharp will be on display at the Edwards Williams Gallery, on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, NJ from Thursday March 1 to Sunday March 31, 2012.

The current body of work consists of abstract paintings and works on paper inspired by real landscape elements. Sky and land evolve into the purely pictorial experiences of space and form. Rather than literal transcriptions, these paintings invite the viewer into compelling encounters with bold shapes and vigorous gestures. Central to this work is its direct painterly energy, embodied in the strong brush strokes that define forms and in the subtle layering of glazes that creates a sense of special depth. Color— rich, subdued, and varied— is fundamental to the viewer’s emotive, poetic journey through these images.

Mark Sharp’s current body of work began in the late 1990′s, with paintings influenced by the landscape. Over time, the work became more active and more layered, and varied in its palette. Recently, in Sharp’s paintings the formerly delicate linear armature has become a network of strong, dark divisions, the forms are now bolder, and the color more vibrant and luminous. Sharp’s one and two-person exhibitions include those at Walter Wickiser Gallery and Ezair Gallery, both in New York, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Concordia University, River Forest IL and the Harrison Street Gallery in Oak Park, IL. His work in public collections, include a commissioned painting in the collection of Concordia University.

 More information is available on Sharp’s website,

The Edwards Williams Gallery, located at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

For directions or more information call the gallery at 201-692-2449.

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