“Marjie Zelman: Mixed-media Collage” On View at Edward Williams Gallery
Hackensack, N.J. – December 11, 2006 – Mixed-media collages of Marjie Zelman will be on view at the Edward Williams Gallery, on Farleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, N.J. from Monday, January 8, 2007 to Friday, February 2, 2007. There is no admission charge.
Zelman most recent showing, “Ruminations,” was held this spring at Viridian Artists. She has exhibited her work in many juried shows in the tri-state area and several solo shows in Westchester. She ran “The Studio Upstairs” in Croton-on-Hudson for eight years, and continues to teach life drawing.
While at Brooklyn College, Zelman majored in art history, then studied painting, sculpture and ceramics at Pace University and the School of Visual Arts, where she assisted the sculptor Akiba Emmanuel. She has also studied with Henry Gillette, master watercolorist and grand master pastelist.
Zelman says, “My works represent the interdependence of my conscious and unconscious, which create a mood where abstract and figurative continue to mesh, separate and finally merge.” Having sculpted in clay for years, Zelman feels an organic connection when using her hands as paintbrushes. Her wandering through two-dimensional space with a three-dimensional eye, affords her time, often months, before the images are fully developed. Working and reworking the minutest details is most challenging, as her paintings grow out of her “visceral response to the human condition. No matter how often I plan to end a painting abstractly, this involvement causes figures to emerge out of the mist onto my canvas,” says Zelman.
The Gallery, located at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday, January 2 to Friday, January 19, 2007. It will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 15. With the beginning of spring semester on Monday, January 22, it will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. weekly and on Saturday, January 26 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
For directions or more information call The Gallery, 201-692-2449.