Opposing Forces

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Opposing Forces

Visiting KMAA Exhibit

April 1 – April 30, 2023

Opening Reception: April 1, 2-4pm


About the Show:

“Vertical and horizontal lines are the expression of two opposing forces; they exist everywhere and dominate everything; their reciprocal action constitutes ‘life”. I recognize that the equilibrium of any particular aspect of nature rests on the equivalence of its opposites.” – Piet Mondrian

Tension is defined as a balanced relation between strongly opposing elements, or the interplay of conflicting elements. This exhibition calls for works that are held together by opposing forces. From abstraction to representational imagery, two dimensional to sculptural, artists create expressions with varying degrees of tension caused by opposition.


About the Juror:

Shazzi Thomas has curated numerous exhibitions at Broome Street Gallery in Soho. In 2008, she gave a lecture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on the artist Georgia O’Keefe in conjunction with the exhibition Through Our Eyes: Wuppertal/New York. Most recently, she gave a lecture at The Maryland Institute College of Art addressing making your own luck in the art world and managing a non-profit organization. She curated the exhibitions Cultivate Your Own Garden, About Face, I Am My Best Work and One in a Year at The Painting Center. She curated the NYAE 2020 Members Invitational at Equity Gallery. She is currently curating the exhibition “On the Surface” at Studio Montclair in Montclair, NJ. Shazzi Thomas served as a juror for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and served as a juror for the Golden Educators Residency. In 2021, she was a guest juror for the 11th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award which offers a solo exhibition for painting. In 2022, she was offered the opportunity to nominate an artist for the prestigious Heinz Award.  Shazzi Thomas has been the Director of The Painting Center for 17 years. She is currently serving as the Co-President of the Drawing Rooms. She also works as an assistant at Michelman Fine Art.


Opposing Forces Artists:

Robert Ayers  “High Red Corner (With Several Swerves) (Extended Version)”, 2023, Vinyl and Acrylic on Stacked Canvases, 20 x 20 x 3 inches, $2300
Theresa Bates The Unstruck Sound , 2022, Ink, oil pastel, Acrylic on heavy paper, 35”x 26”, Price, $975
Deborah Beck  Sun and Shadow, 2019, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches, $980
Allison Belolan  Grey Mountain Reflection, 2022, Collage on paper, 33×30 inches, $1400
Liz Surbeck Biddle Siren Song, 2020, digital images,drawing,watercolor, 12 x 9 x 1″, $750
Ellen Brief  Opposing Horses, 2023, Handmade Paper Collage, 15”Wx11”H, $1,200
Tricia Caracappa Laughter Keeps Feathers Floating, 2020, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x24x1.375 inches, $950
Jennie Carr That place where the high and low roads meet, 2022, photo, 18 X 24 x 2 inches, $450
Judy Challis Between the Sea and the Sky, Oil on Canvas 36 x 24 x 1.5 $600
Andrew Courtney  Make America Gay Again, 2019, photograph, 14X20, $200
Ivy Dachman  Mother’s Yellow #3, 2022, Oil and wax on canvas, 40 x 42″, $2800
Mary Ellis  Pure Joy, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 40″ x 1.5, $2500
Heide Follin  Sand and Thyme, 2022, acrylic, crayon, black ink, collaged rice paper on canvas, 48″ x 42″ x 2″, $3800
Monique Ford  Cyclic Courtship, 2011, Oil on canvas, 48X36″, $1500
Martha Stevens-Gingrich Defying Gravity, 2022
Carol Herd-Rodriguez Palisades Abstract 42, 2020, acrylic, charcoal, graphite, on canvas, 30X40 inches, $1150
Karen Kent Two Brothers, 2021, mixed media, 36”x36”x1.5”, $2,400
Christine Knowlton Nation and Family/Rythmn of Disrepair Series, 2020, MIrror, Acrylic, Mica on canvas, 18″ x 24″, $600
Elaine Krause Geometry and Flowers, 1968, Acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 32″ , $5000
Giselle Landers Beacon 8, 2019, Acrylic on MDF, 17.25 x 12 x 2 inches, $825
Corinne Lapin-Cohen Lov without E 2023, Pastel, Chalk,Paint on unstretched canvas drop-cloth 35×40 inches $3375
Deborah Loeb Bohren  Homage to the Cubists in Paris, 2020, Limited edition archival photograph, 24x30x.5 inches, $750
Matusow Randy Places of Memory #3, 2021, archival pigment print, 17″ x44″ x .05
Deborah Morris  Fragmented, Warp and Weft Date: 2022, Ceramic and paper thread,Size, 10″ x 8″ x 2″, Price: $800
Emily Neville Fisher  Gross Domestic Product, 2020, Archival inkjet print, 24 x 24 x 2 inches, 1 of 10, $1400
Carole Paley  Inside/Outside, 2023, Acrylic on Arches Paper, 33 x 25 x 2 inches, $2000
Helen Pasternack  Live it Up,  2022, Monotype, 16″ x 20″, $600
Sherri Paul The Art Critic, 2019, oil on linen, 18x24x2, $800
Rebecca Rivard Tracing Memories, 2023, watercolor printed on aluminum, acrylic paint markers, 23 by 30 by 1 inch, $850
Dyan Rosenberg Flying, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, $3000
Courtney Alan Rossy  Under the Oak Tree, 2022, Oil on Wood Panel, 10″ x 8″, $550
Angela Rustici Stillness, 2023, Encaustic on Panel, 24 x 30 x 1.5, $3600
Ilene Schwartz-Montesinos Opposing Gravity, 2017, Photograph, 8 X 10 framed to 11X 14 Price $185
Jean Tock Zoom Zoom, 2022, Mixed Media, 8.5 x 8 x 1.5 inches, $425.00
Basia Tov Reflection, 2021, Watercolor pencils on paper, 11 x 17 inches, $635
Cheryl Vlachos Waterfall Spirits, 2013, oil on canvas 30″ x 40″ $4000