Jen Tough Gallery

Grand Re-Opening and Opening Reception: Lisa Pressman, "The Heart of It"

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Solo Exhibition
Lisa Pressman: The Heart of It
February 09 – February 22, 2018

Jen Tough Gallery, 942 Tyler Street, Benicia

Opening reception: February 10, 5—7pm

Jen Tough Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Heart Of It, a solo exhibition of works from New Jersey-based American abstract painter Lisa Pressman, on view at 942 Tyler Street in Benicia from February 09 – February 22, 2018. Opening reception is February 10, 5-7pm. This will be the artist’s second showing at Jen Tough Gallery with work previously in the group invitational exhibition, Women In The Abstract in 2017.

Pressman’s vibrant, moody work explores transformation and movement, using vessels, windows, doors, and imagery relating to the inside/outside metaphor. In The Heart of It, Pressman turns inward, focusing on where the work comes from, “turning the outside noise down and tuning in to the inside.”

The exhibition features new work alongside previous in which Pressman has created and used abstract imagery of transport in order to suggest the passage from “human vibrancy and entropy.” In the catalogue for Passing Through, John Seed comments, “Pressman is attracted to the personal and the familiar, which she recasts into explorations of mood and color. Working in series, she creates families of imagery that share thematic points of departure while generating individual works that are discrete and distinctive”

Lisa Pressman was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1958. She earned her BA in Art from Douglass College, Rutgers University and her MFA from Bard College. Her work focuses on a visual synthesis of stored and personal memory.

Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs open 10:00-7:00 by appointment; Friday 1:00 - 6:00; Saturday 11:00 - 7:00; Sunday 11:00 - 6:00. For more information, please contact jentoughgallery@gmail.com