Gerry Tuten

RECENT WORKS – paintings and works-on-paper

New Exhibit Opens May 5th in Rosemont College’s Lawrence Gallery

Her exhibit of paintings and works on paper opens May 5th and runs through May 27, 2011. An afternoon reception and gallery talk with the artist will be held May 5th, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

This special exhibit is more fearlessly free and playful. With fresh, crisp, gestural, strokes applied with generosity, Tuten generates an exuberance that cannot help but bring joy. “My work used to be more intentional,” says Tuten. “Trusting my intuition I can let go of the "work of art". The painting is just a place to free myself to surrender to process,” she continues.

Tuten is profoundly influenced by natural ecology. “Through close observation, my art explores imagery living in the natural world, insects, birds, reptiles, mammals, plants, trees, flowers, and minerals,” she explains. “I am overcome by the abundance and beauty of nature.”

Tuten received a B.F.A. from University of the Arts in 1971 and an M.F.A. in metalsmithing in 1973 from Tyler School of Art. She has been in residence at the Nantucket Island School of Design and Art, Vermont Studio Center, and Red Gate Studio in Beijing, China. Tuten has had several solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group shows including Atlantic Gallery, NYC, Carspecken Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE, and Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA.  Her work is also part of public and private collections.

Lawrence Gallery is located in Lawrence Hall on Rosemont College’s campus at 1400 Montgomery Avenue in Rosemont, PA. Lawrence Gallery’s hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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“Landscape Origin,” acrylic on paper, 24" x 26"