IMAGE: Mavis Smith, Lowlands, 2013, egg tempera on panel, 37" x 24"
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts is pleased to announce four new gallery exhibitions opening in September in three on-campus galleries.
Mavis Smith’s exhibition, “Think Again,” will be on display on the first floor of the DiMattio Gallery in the new Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall. The exhibit will include the Bucks County, PA, artist’s paintings and works on paper, as well as recent sculptural works incorporating eggshells. Smith’s works, which are often done in egg tempera, bring an almost surreal aesthetic to her paintings that suggest the dislocation of appearances and realities. Imagining the hidden realities of other people's existences is a continuing theme in her work. Smith explains, “it’s not so much specific people or events, but the general sense of unknown depths that intrigues me.” Having studied at the Pratt Institute in the 1970's, Smith has exhibited her work in Holland and Switzerland as well as Santa Fe, New York City, and several venues in NJ and PA including a solo show in 2012 at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA. The opening reception for this exhibition will be on Friday, September 19 from 7– 9 pm and the exhibition will run until October 17.