Pennswood Art Gallery Hosts Opening Reception for Eva Mantell
On Sunday, Sept. 16, an exhibit of Eva Mantell’s paintings and sculptures will open at the Pennswood Art Gallery, 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Rd., Newtown, PA with a wine and cheese reception from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., preceded by an illustrated presentation by the artist from 2:00 to 3:00 in Penn Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.
Mantell fashions soft, evocative paintings by combining acrylic with torn magazine pages on canvases that envelope the viewer in subtle suggestions of nature and emotional atmosphere. Likewise her sculptures each cut magically from a single, paper coffee cup expand on the theme of minimalism often blossoming into objects of wonder and beauty, testing, as Mantell says, an objects tolerance for change, and that gestures and structures grow from actions.
Mantell, a resident of Princeton, received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude, MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NYC and spent a Junior year at Somerville College, Oxford University and has exhibited widely. Her work is in the collections of such renowned venues as Brown University; The Cleveland Art Institute; University of Delaware; The Museum of Modern Art; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Walker Art Center, Yale University; and other private and public collections.
The Pennswood Art Gallery, which has been exhibiting artists for 34 years including such famous names as Harry Leith Ross, Daniel Garber, and more recently Jon Redmond, Earl B. Lewis, Bruce Garrity, William B. Hogan and Peter B. Treiber is a non-profit, contemporary fine art gallery located in Pennswood Village on Rt. 413 south of the Newtown by-pass, adjacent to George School. For information about the exhibit and pre-opening artist’s presentation call 215-968-9110.