Artist's 'Abstract Events' Showing in CCC's Marlin Gallery
Camden County College’s Marlin Gallery is presenting the abstract acrylic works of Camden County artist Paul Monasevitch in the solo show “Paintings by Paul Monasevitch” now through June 22.
Each of Monasevitch’s works evolves over a period of a year or more. He applies layers of color with a wide variety of opacity, texture and intensity.
“Over time, certain areas develop particular interest, and they become abstract ‘events,’” Monasevitch says. “In literature, they would have become main characters or situations. These events influence and interact with each other as one travels through their world. The story develops nuance and complexity until expressive content has reached its maximum effectiveness.
“My goal is to entice the viewer from a distance and reward closer examination with the discovery of multi-layered detail.”
Monasevitch is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. Before he began exhibiting his paintings, he worked as a commercial illustrator and taught art in the Camden City Public Schools.
His work has been shown in Philadelphia’s Mangel Gallery as well as in the Main Line Arts Center in Haverford, Pa., the Cheltenham Center for the Arts in Cheltenham, Pa., and the Lawrence Gallery in Rosemont, Pa. Images of his paintings may be seen on his web site, which is www.paulmonasevitch.com.
“Paintings by Paul Monasevitch” will include an artist’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m. May 30, with a gallery talk taking place at 6 p.m. The exhibition will continue through June 22. Admission to the reception, the talk and the show is free.
The Marlin Gallery is located inside Lincoln Hall on the College’s Blackwood Campus, which is at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, with additional viewing hours available by contacting gallery director Therese Marlin at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4201, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published: May 24, 2012