Phyllis Cohen Stevens
Deputy Director of News Services
QUEENS COLLEGE PRESENTS
“WIGGLE & WAVE:
PAINTINGS BY ROBERTA CROWN; SCULPTURE BY BARBARA LUBLINER”
| Exhibition Dates: ||Thursday, September 8 - Thursday, October 27, 2005 |
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|Where: ||The Queens College Art Center |
6th floor, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library
65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY
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|Gallery Talk and Performance: ||Thursday, September 22, 2005, 5 - 6 pm |
| Reception: ||Thursday, September 22, 2005, 6 - 8 pm |
|Illustrated Lecture: ||Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 12:15 - 1:30 pm |
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|Gallery Hours: ||Mondays - Thursdays, 9 am - 8 pm |
Fridays, 9 am - 5 pm
Closed weekends and holidays
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|Gallery Contacts ||For more info: (718) 997-3770 |
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|Fee: ||Free and open to the public |
FLUSHING, NY, August 22, 2005 – Wiggle & Wave, an exhibition of paintings by Roberta Crown and sculpture by Barbara Lubliner, two contemporary New York-based artists, will be on view at the Queens College Art Center beginning Thursday, September 8. On Thursday, September 22, the public is invited to a free gallery talk by the two artists from 5 to 6 pm. A reception will follow to 8 pm. A free illustrated lecture will be offered on Wednesday, October 19, from 12:15 to 1:30 pm.
In Wiggle & Wave, Crown's highly coloristic, powerful paintings dialogue with Lubliner's playful sculptures made of found metal. Using different visual media, each artist explores the tensions and resolutions, harmony and discord, and the form and motion suggested by her subject.
Roberta Crown, whose earlier work was exhibited at the Queens College Art Center in 1989, focuses on color and form in a series of works inspired by the sea. A visit to New Mexico — an area that once was an inland salt lake connected to the ocean and inhabited by whales — led her to aquariums all over the country. A research trip to the Whaling Village and the Pacific Whale Foundation on the Hawaiian Island of Maui helped Crown develop ideas and sketches for the paintings in this exhibition. Her study materials, she says, “became the motion, color and shapes of a powerful, enormous, mysterious world of my own invention hidden from most of us on land."
Roberta Crown, One Fine Day
A graduate of Queens College (BA, MA 1970), Crown studied with such noted faculty members as watercolorist Barse Miller and painters John Ferren and Rosemarie Beck. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad and has been shown in solo exhibitions in New York City and Washington, DC. Crown’s art also has been acquired for several corporate collections. The recipient of the Mary Karasick and the Leila Sawyer Memorial Awards, Crown serves as Executive Coordinator of the Women in the Arts Foundation, Inc.
Barbara Lubliner, a sculptor known for her flexible postmodern approach to the figural tradition, discovered the creative potential of metal when she took up welding to make armatures and stands for her concrete female figures. “Working with metal was liberation,” she recalls with delight. “I couldn’t help experimenting and playing with scraps of metal and found metal objects.” Works in Lubliner’s “Tickle Metal” series are made of found metal and all move, wiggle or vibrate. They playfully explore metal’s linear qualities, ability to activate space, and capacity to suggest form. As “metal amusements,” the pieces invite participation and play.
Barbara Lubliner, Wave
Trained at Boston University and at the National Academy of Design, where she studied with Barbara Lekberg and Gabriel Koren and received prestigious awards, Lubliner has exhibited in numerous venues since the early 1990s, including important solo exhibitions in the New York area. She has lectured widely and presented in many art and art experience workshops.
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