Artists' Gallery Blog

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Unstill Life - new works by Alla Podolsky and Annelies van Dommelen

"Unstill Life"
new works by
Alla Podolsky
Annelies van Dommelen

June 6 - June 30, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 15, 4-7 pm

The spaces, memories, and people that move and transform us are the focus of the work by Annelies vanDommelen and Alla Podolsky at Artists' Gallery this month.

Annelies van Dommelen's training is formal, obtained from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, amongst other schools, workshops and residencies. Her vision, however, departs from a strict reality.

Annelies's work encompasses more than one medium. It is both abstract and figurative. "I am deeply inspired by natures forms and colors but I am not one who will reproduce it, I respond to it and by memory or osmosis or invention animals, insects, human figures or blooms of my design will occupy the work which then creates a sort of story line for both the viewer and myself to follow."

Alla Podolsky's work is all about life as we see it, as we internalize it, as we remember it. "I paint people, places, events, objects, emotions. All living, in constant motion, even when being still. The transformation happens when we observe, when we interpret, when we remember, and color those experiences with our own perceptions. Things change so constantly, even the ways we remember them. Life is never still, and my aim is to transfer the moments of unstillness with as much exuberance as I see around me."

Both artists are excited to have their works exhibited side-by-side. They share aesthetic sensibilities and the love of the painting mediums. Even though their approaches differ, there are connections and parallels that make for the dynamic and interesting visual dialog.

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