Kopp, Manza, Kreckel & Sayer Featured in September ArtSpace Gallery Show
A very special group show is on exhibit at the ArtSpace Gallery for the month of September with two mediums highlighted, photography by John Kopp and Don Manza, and watercolor by Linda Kreckel and Joan Sayer.
Summing up his work, Don indicates that “photographs often depict the shadow of things rather than the things themselves; we witness the outer world as a series of shadow; we experience reality through second-hand information and sensations.” His work, entitled Mystery, gives viewers a chance to feel the work prior to looking at it intellectually.
John Kopp is a recently retired commercial photographer and teacher. Images in this exhibition are from a body of work called THREE – ONE, with images made while traveling to Israel, Turkey and Spain. John states, “I was drawn to the religions artifacts – religious architectures and different expressions of religious faiths. Through the images I selected I hope to convey that we are our brothers and sisters.”
Linda Kreckel’s enthusiasm for watercolor is always looking for a way to express the beauty and mood of her surroundings- the softness of the grass, the sparkle of the rippling water, or the pale spring green against craggy tree lines. She strives to entertain the viewers with the transparent qualities that watercolor affords, while always mindful of simplifying her subjects.
Some of the subjects in Joan Sayer’s exhibit of watercolor and mixed media paintings are inspired by places she visited while living in Europe. After returning to Pennsylvania, she painted from images in the local environment and other places in the United States. Watercolor is her media of choice, but she likes to add to watercolor for a mixed media creation.
Select pieces of Morris Berman's work will continue to be on display for sale at ArtSpace.
A true outsider artist, Morris Berman's work incorporates found objects to divulge the contradictions of modern life. His work is both whimsical and piogant, giving all viewers something to think about. Assemblages for Berman were extremely versatile. They were also his means of masking political and social commentary.
According to Morris, "Art has a lot of effect. Just like the pen which is mightier than the sword. Through art you show a lot of things, and people begin to realize what you're trying to do."
The collection was donated to PoconoArts by his daughter, Ilona Marmer.