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‘Visual Language’ explored in various art mediums at Marywood University in Scranton through June 6

‘Visual Language’ explored in various art mediums at Marywood University in Scranton through June 6
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From a press release:

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

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

In conjunction with Professor Collier Parker’s drawing and painting classes, “Exploring Visual Language” provides an opportunity to reflect on the many approaches to image making, from representational to abstract to non-representational work, using many materials and all sizes. It is hoped that by studying these important works, students will expand their visual language and grow in 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. The image pictured is “Phil III” by Chuck Close, made in 1982 and consisting of pressed handmade paper pulp in tones of gray.

Hours at the Maslow Study Gallery are Mondays through Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fridays from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., and Saturdays from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. For additional information about Marywood art exhibits, visit or call 570-348-6278.

Marywood University (2300 Adams Ave., Scranton) prepares students to have a positive impact on society at regional and global levels 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 serves men and women from a variety of backgrounds and religions.

Situated on a hilltop, the scenic 115-acre campus is part of an attractive residential area of the city of Scranton, the sixth largest city in Pennsylvania. The university enrolls more than 3,000 students in an array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Committed to enriching human lives, Marywood provides a framework for educational excellence that enables students to develop fully as persons and to master professional and leadership skills necessary for meeting human needs.