CLARISSA R. GERBER, “FIGURATIVE COLOR”

January 26 – March 6

Please join us for an artist’s reception on Thursday, Jan 29th 6-7:30 pm in Pegasus Gallery.

Clarissa R Gerber, “Allie in Summer,” 54 x 40 inches, oil on canvas, 2013.

Clarissa R Gerber, “Allie in Summer,” 54 x 40 inches, oil on canvas, 2013.

Portrait paintings by Clarissa R. Gerber address the complex underpinnings of identity, emotional presence, and of human psychology. Dynamic color relationships and closely cropped compositions contain and defy the descriptive physicality of individual subjects.Broad brushstrokes, stark color contrasts and spatially deviant background settings offer readings of emotive states of mind and brewing interior narratives.

Gerber’s paintings speak to universal aspects of the human condition and reveals auras carried by both subject and setting. These portraits also materialize the visceral gaze exchanged between model and artist, artist and image, and lastly, between the viewer and resulting painting.

Gerber currently resides in Manchester and has exhibited her paintings nationally. She earned an M.F.A. from Michigan State University and a B.A. from Alfred University. She has instructed art at Eastern Connecticut State University, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and she currently teaches as an art adjunct at Middlesex Community College. See more of her work at www.clarissargerber.com.

For more information please contact: Matthew Weber, Art Curator, 860.343.5806, mweber@mxcc.edu

 

 

MXCC FINE ARTS & GRAPHIC DESIGN FACULTY EXHIBITION

March 26 – May 2

Please join us for an artist’s reception on Wednesday April 8, 11:30am-1pm in Pegasus Gallery.

MxCC Fine Arts & Graphic Design Faculty Exhibition

Artworks by MxCC faculty in the Fine Arts and Graphic Design Department will be exhibited in both Pegasus  Gallery and the Niche. Works of design, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and other media will highlight the professional and creative activities of our faculty produced outside of the class room. In addition to celebrating faculty work, this exhibition will illustrate the dynamic variety of studio activities practiced by MxCC faculty.

For more information please contact: Matthew Weber, Art Curator, 860.343.5806, mweber@mxcc.edu

 

 

2015 ARTS & MEDIA FESTIVAL

Friday May 15th, 6-9 PM

2015 Arts & Media Festival

The 11th Annual Arts and Media Festival showcases projects produced by MxCC students. Student film and multimedia projects will be screened in the multipurpose rooms on the upper level of Chapman Hall. Mini-performances and student art works will be in the Jean Burr Smith Library, Pegasus Gallery and the Niche. Student Art work will remain on display through August. This festival shares the most accomplished examples of student skill, ingenuity and creative diversity with our campus and community.

For more information please contact: Matthew Weber, Art Curator, 860.343.5806, mweber@mxcc.edu