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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Then & Now - Patricia Lange and Doug Sardo

"Then & Now"
featuring Sculptor Patricia Lange
and Pastel-Artist Doug Sardo

October 9 - November 2, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 4-7 pm
 Closing Reception: Sunday, November 2, 3-6 pm
A Sculptor's Alchemy and the Color-Palette of an Impressionist

Émile Zola once famously summed the lifetime work of an artist up in four words: "to live out loud." On October 11th, from 4 to 7 pm Lambertville-based Artists' Gallery invites the public to celebrate a lifetime of evocative works by two celebrated artists, metal sculptor and potter, Patricia Lange and pastel artist, Doug Sardo. This autumn showcase captures decades of study, experimentation and the creative presence of two artists whose collective work has been exhibited and published everywhere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Grounds-for Sculpture; from Bristol Myers Squibb to the Museum of Modern Art. 

Born in Santiago, Chile and a resident of Hopewell, NJ, sculptor and enamelist Patricia Lange--a former accountant who sees parallels in exactitude in her enamel work, spent many years moonlighting as a metal sculptor--as well as a committed teacher who instructed blind students at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lange has worked with almost every material imaginable, metal scraps and found materials, as well as wall-sized pieces of aluminum, steel, and copper--and her works have been exhibited at the Grounds for Sculpture and purchased by Bristol Myers Squibb. In 2003, she voiced the experimental approach that marked her bold signature style throughout her career no matter the medium. "I'm not afraid to ruin a piece...."

For plein-air painter and pastel artist, Bucks-County resident Doug Sardo, whose designs have been published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, color and light blend magically in Delaware-River Valley landscapes - thick trees, covered bridges, watery shadows and layered skies. Inspired by the natural world, Sardo draws from over 300 shades of color and demonstrates the trained eye and palette of an impressionist. Using some of the discoveries made by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, Sardo composes paintings filled with evocative color and life. 

The showcase of Then and Now will display both former and current works of Lange and Sardo. 

Visit the event website for more information about this show. 

And don't forget - while we feature 2 of our artists each month, all 18 Artists' Gallery artists always have work on display at the gallery. 

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

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