“Visual Language” Explored in Various Art Mediums at Marywood University in Scranton through June 6

NEPA Stage Staff

Of Press release:

A new exhibit, “Exploring Visual Language,” is currently on display at Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art on the first floor of Shields Center for the Visual Arts to Marywood University in Scranton until Monday, June 6.

The exhibition considers that all artists, from early cave painters to contemporary artists, have used visual language to express themselves. This language is constantly evolving, complex and simple; it has rules and no rules. It’s as unique as an individual artist and it’s universal.

In conjunction with Professor Collier Parker’s drawing and painting lessons, “Exploring Visual Language” provides an opportunity to reflect on the many approaches to image making, from figurative to abstract work to non-figurative work, using many materials and of all sizes. It is hoped that by studying these important works, students will develop their visual language and develop their ability to express their vision.

Featured artists include Nicholas Africano, William Bailey, John Beerman, James Biederman, Sandro Chia, Chuck Close, Robert Cumming, Jim Dine, Al Held, Jasper Johns, David Salle, Robert Schultz and Chihung Yang. Image shown is “Phil III” by Chuck Close, made in 1982 and made from hand-pressed paper pulp in shades of gray.

Maslow Study Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday 9am-4pm, Thursday 9am-2pm, Friday 2pm-4pm and Saturday 1pm-4pm. For more information on Marywood’s art exhibits, visit marywood.edu or call 570-348-6278.

Marywood University (2300 Adams Ave., Scranton) prepares students to positively impact society regionally and globally while providing each student with the foundation for success in an interdependent world. Founded in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the university welcomes men and women from various backgrounds and religions.

Located atop a hill, the scenic 115-acre campus is part of an attractive residential neighborhood in the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania’s sixth-largest city. The university enrolls over 3,000 students in a range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Committed to enriching human lives, Marywood provides a framework of educational excellence that enables students to fully develop as people and master the professional and leadership skills necessary to meet human needs.

Briana R. Cross