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Everyday beauty of NEPA’s suburban landscapes captured in realistic, yet abstract paintings

Everyday beauty of NEPA’s suburban landscapes captured in realistic, yet abstract paintings
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'Here and There: Paintings by Nina Davidowitz' runs through Nov. 21 at the University of Scranton

From a press release:

The University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery will showcase the beauty that can be found in suburban architecture in Northeastern Pennsylvania in an exhibit that runs until Friday, Nov. 21.

“Here and There: Paintings by Nina Davidowitz” will be on display in the gallery located on the fourth floor of Hyland Hall. The exhibit will also feature a presentation by Davidowitz in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall on Friday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m., followed by a reception at the gallery from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The lecture, reception, and exhibit are open to the public free of charge.

Davidowitz’s exhibit includes works that feature suburban homes from the 1950s and 1960s. According to Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., director of the Hope Horn Gallery, the spaces in between houses and the “world within worlds” created by backyards are prominent themes in many of Davidowitz’s works. She said Davidowitz, a resident of Kingston and Dallas, drew inspiration from the local area. Davidowitz’s combination of realistic landscapes with a “sense of abstractness” makes the exhibit especially unique and interesting.

‘Convergence’ by Nina Davidowitz
acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″

“Her works are very clear, with clean lines and clean colors. You recognize the scene that is depicted, but also notice the abstract elements,” said Dr. Miller-Lanning.

Davidowitz received her master’s in fine arts degree from Marywood University, and her professional art career has spanned more than 30 years. She focuses on painting with acrylics and also works in photography, mixed media, drawing, and collages. Davidowitz received one of four Solo Exhibition Awards at the Regional Biennial 2013 in Scranton.

‘The Magical Place’
acrylic on canvas, 14″ x 14″

The Hope Horn Gallery is open to the public from noon-4 p.m. Sunday through Friday and Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. All exhibits at the gallery are free.

For additional information, call 570-941-4214.