Blue Mountain Gallery
Reception Thursday, March 21, 5-8 pm
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The work on view in Matthew Feinman's show at the Blue Mountain Gallery from March 19th to April 6th differs markedly from the works shown in his previous exhibits. Since his last show, he has combined his pastels with computer-generated images, using a novel technique. First he creates a pastel at his easel, then he scans it into his computer, transforms it, prints out the revised work, returns it to his easel and reworks it. The piece may go back and forth a number of times before its final journey to the easel where it receives itsfinal strokes.
Sometimes Feinman incorporates several versions of the same original into the final product - creating a diptych or triptych. "Each part," says the artist, "stands on its own - yet, in reflecting/complementing the other part, becomes an integral part of the whole." What emerges are personal abstractions incorporating suggestions of still-life, figures and landscape. Feinman often describes his work in musical terms, as an orchestration of color, shape, line and texture. He envisions each of these elements as part of a musical ensemble, playing alone and in harmony with one another.
Matthew Feinman has been creating artworks for more than 50 years. He studied at the Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University, and received his B.A. and M.A. from New York University. In turn, he has influenced generations of young artists as a teacher at the High School of Music and Art, NYC. He has also taught at Columbia University and NYU. He has exhibited widely at galleries in New York City, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. His work is in the permanent collection of the University of Massachusetts and in private collections throughout the U.S. This is his 8th show at Blue Mountain.