DALLAS TWP. – Misericordia University is presenting the colorful exhibition, “The New American Landscape 2017,” a collection of original oil paintings by abstract expressionist artist Robert Stark in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery.
In the MacDonald Gallery, Tunkhannock artist James Dougher is providing the exhibition, “Cryptic Artifacts,’’ featuring mixed-media wall relief constructions of Informed Primitivism and small freestanding sculptural objects.
Both exhibits are on display from April 1 through June 3.
The exhibitions are supported in part by The Sandra Dyczewski Maffei Endowment. A free meet-the-artist opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1.
Stark is a well-known artist who has lived and painted at his Susquehanna Studio in Union Dale, Susquehanna County, for 50 years. He also maintains a studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he and his wife spend their winters.
Known for abstract expressionist landscape painting and photography, his work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at many venues including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection and the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., The Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee; the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Loretto, and Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia.
Dougher describes his exhibit, “Cryptic Artifacts,” as a group of small constructions that took form in an effort to give new life to mundane and ephemeral objects, which possessed an innate and intrinsic beauty, or, at the very least, stirred an unexpected interest.
The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery is closed on Mondays and for all university holidays and snow days. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact Dona Posatko, gallery director, at 570-674-6250.
The untitled oil piece is just one of Robert Stark’s works on display piece in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallerty at Misericordia University.