Lara Cantu-Hertzler | Book Room Gallery
The oil paintings of Lara Cantu-Hertzler have a dream-like quality, capturing a portrait of both the internal and external. Her images use photographic references to combine differing perspectives within a variety of environments, utilizing color, shape, and line to stitch these various scenes into a full painting.
Stuart Fineman ] Kellner Gallery
Stuart Fineman‘s current paintings on view at Abington Art Center can best be described as an investigation into the narrow range of possibilities between blue, green and gray. They are quite reduced, pared down to an open field of diluted color that somehow feels endless. What they are during the process and what they look like as the final artifact are two different things, but, Fineman says, “my hope is that the paintings become a source of contemplation, that while they are open for interpretation they will be inspirational and evocative in some way.”
Jesse Harrod ] Tile Room Gallery
With her suite of part-objects, appendages, and bodily forms, Jesse Harrod brings into close proximity human and non-human forms, unsettling these distinctions by highlighting the blur between the natural(ized) body, on the one hand, and queer body, on the other. It is her hope that the unconventional and overlapping shapes of the suspended and emergent forms suggest alternative ways of being – or hanging – in space.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.