Sue Katz and Janet Walerstein Winston exhibit work at Gallery A3, May 2 through June 1, 2019
At an Artists in Community Forum on May 16, at 7:30 p.m., Katz and Winston will talk about their work and discuss shifts from realism to abstract forms in contemporary art. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
• Sue Katz
Mixed-media artist Sue Katz finds inspiration in Leonardo da Vinci’s famous drawing Vitruvian Man, which is a study of proportions using the basic forms of a square and a circle. She writes:
“I have always been fascinated with this Vitruvian proportion describing the height and width of the human body as the same, and also that the two primary forms of a circle and a square illustrate this proportion. Working with both forms has become the focus of my art. One square or one circle signifies one human being, two are a couple and three or four are a family or generations – connections and relationships. On a personal level I am telling my own love story – my family and my magic number of four (parents, husband, children, and grandchildren).”
• Janet Walerstein Winston
Painter and printmaker Janet Walerstein Winston writes:
"Nature is my muse. The colors and atmospherics of the natural world are the initial sources that inspire me. The play of colors and textures, gestures and forms, is the source for my interpretations. The final images may be recognizable as a distinct form or may end as a complete abstraction. Most of my work relates to shapes and space in nature or geometric forms found in architecture. Color is the driving force throughout."
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