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Lawrence Gallery Presents Color, Space, and Time: Paintings by Jean L. Blumberg

Rosemont, PA—Lawrence Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibit featuring the paintings of Philadelphia-based artist Jean L. Blumberg. The show, titled Color, Space, and Memory, will be on display from May 3 through May 28, 2018. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 5 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., with an informal gallery talk at 3:30 p.m.

This solo exhibit of colorful non-objective paintings grabs the viewer’s attention immediately. Blumberg’s dynamic brushwork combined with her use of saturated, intense color activates the surface of each painting. Because the work covers an extended period of time, stylistic differences can be noted, but always space tension and brilliant color are the artist’s main concerns.

"I'm thrilled to have my work on display in this prestigious gallery," Blumberg said. "This exhibit celebrates not only my passion for abstract art but also my love for color and space."

Raised by a family of musicians, artists, and writers, Blumberg credits her mother and father for having encouraged her interest in art from childhood. Though she began in realism, she eventually moved into non-objective abstract painting. “I was bored with realism,” she said. “I wanted to experiment and to do more than simply reproduce what was in front of me.”

Blumberg enjoys the physicality of the painting process, though she admits it can be exhausting at times. “The painting process is a very active and physical experience. In a way, it’s like tennis—you’re constantly moving and swinging your arm, never knowing what is going to come back at you,” she said. “Sometimes you struggle all day, but when you see the final product, a light comes on and you know it was worth it.”

Blumberg’s work is influenced by the paintings of highly-respected artists such as Mark Rothko and Robert Motherwell. Blumberg holds a BS and MS in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She studied with printmaker Marty Zelt at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and with Jimmy Leuders, Liz Osborne, and others in the certificate program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She has exhibited in Oxford, England and at local and national galleries throughout the United States.    

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Lawrence Hall Gallery is located on the Rosemont College Campus, 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont, PA. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, please call 610-527-0200 X2967.