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HELAINE SOLLER: Water Environments Nature and Nurture

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November 2 through December 10, 2013

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Riverside Branch first floor community space

Join us as we welcome our latest art exhibition!

 

New York artist Helaine Soller presents her 18th solo exhibiton of lyrical expressioneist style paintins "Water Environments: Nature and Nurture" revealinf dynamic, intimate views of water plant ecosystems(Lotus, Taro, Water Lilies) in an exhibit at the Riverside Branch Library -Community Space Gallery.
 
Water plants (Lotus, Taro, Water Lilies and koi fish nurtured in reflective water become metaphors for renewal, sustainability, strength and peace, existing within a fragile ecosystem. By emphazing the beauty and drama of natural forms, and interpreting environments unfolding at a moment in time Soller awakens us to concerns for nature and connects ancient cultural symbols to contemporary society. 
 
Soller reveals “nature challenges me to invent a personal language to capture its beauty and drama, I combine observation and imagination, spontaneously reacting to the developing dynamics of the composition to infuse my paintings with a sense of discovery and freedom emphasizing abstract qualities of color, shape, and patterns of light. I create space that is at once flat and yet suggests the third dimension in a style that balances expressionism, realism, and abstraction.” Kandinsky’s Point to Line and Plane and M.C. Escher’s ‘fourth dimension’ inform my work with pictorial qualities that relate to Claude Monet, Fairfield Porter, and David Park.

 

Healine Soller a Queens artist, atttended Prat Institute (BGA in Advertising Design) and Queens College (MS in Art Education)

Awarded an Individual Artist Initiative from the Queens Council on the Arts. Soller’s work is included in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, National Museum of Women in the Arts archives, Her art has been shown at the Long Island Museum of Art, Citigroup Center Gallery Manhattan, Memorial Sloan Kettering Salon 64 Gallery, QCC Art Gallery Queensborough

 

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