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FOUR SEASONS – a kaleidoscope of nature
Paintings and Works on Paper by
Su-Hua Chen Low
March 8 through May 10
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Summit, NJ Reeves-Reed Arboretum announces its first art exhibition of the 2014 season – FOUR SEASONS-a kaleidoscope of nature with paintings and works on paper by Su-Hua Chen Low.
The paintings of Su-Hua Chen Low represent a unique convergence of Western oil painting technique with traditional Chinese landscape art, all in the context of a "musical" idiom. With a nod to the influence of traditional Chinese water and ink paintings, Chen Low literally "splashes" oil colors onto the canvas creating gentle, rhythmic glazes that flow "musically" without the obvious direction of a brush. Colors move randomly, improvising beyond the specific intention of the artist.
Touched by Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Fauvism, and the musical rhythm of Abstract Expressionism, Chen Low's deep love of visual imagery allows her to create passionate works of deep meaning, inherent vitality, and poetic lyricism. "When I see a tree," writes Chen Low, "I hear the music of the tree, sense its poetry, and feel its meaning, and that is what I want to portray."
Chen Low was born in Taiwan, trained with Taiwan master artists Shih-Ciao Li and Ku-Mei Li, and studied contemporary art with Christopher B. Koep. She is an award-winning artist, and a book of her works was published in 2007.
FOUR SEASONS-a kaleidoscope of nature, is at the Wisner House Gallery of Reeves-Reed Arboretum from March 8 through May 10. There is an artist reception on Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 6 pm.
About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum seeks to engage, educate and enrich the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from dawn til dusk, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.