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Hampshire College will host an exhibition of Paintings by Deirdre Leber from October 2-31 in the gallery in the Harold F. Johnson Library Center.
Deirdre Leber grew up in New York City and started studying at the Art Students League at the age of ten. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, and attended the Skowhegan School of painting and sculpture. Leber began exhibiting her oil paintings in 1986 and has since exhibited widely.
“My paintings, synthesized from observation and imagination, are the dialogue between the seen and the remembered, the planned and the surprise that happens on the canvas,” says Leber.
“In these images of water and women, a tension is created between representation and abstraction as figures appear and disappear in the fluid surface of each painting. Water is a mysterious and vital element, intimately linked to birth, sustenance and the feminine. Working with both brush and palette knife, I layer one color over another. In this way, the contrasts of opacity and transparency, of thick and thin, solid and liquid are the dance of my paintings.”
There will be a gallery talk with the artist on Thursday, October 2, from 3-5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
For further information, contact Carolyn Arnold at 413.559.5544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.