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Friday, November 06, 2009

Painting & collage show opens Saturday in New Haven

New Haven Free Public Library Art Gallery
133 Elm St., New Haven
How I Got Here: Paintings & Collages by Dr. Felix Bronner
Through Dec. 11, 2009
Artist's reception: Sat., Nov. 7, 2:30—4:30 p.m.

Press release

Felix Bronner is an award-winning Geometric-Abstract painter, inspired by artists such as Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, and Mark Rothko. He studied with William Cowing, Cary Smith, and Zbigniew Grzyb.

Dr. Bronner is professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, a physiologist with primary interest in bone biology. It is Bronner's interest in the mysteries of nature that has led him to his art.

Layers of transparent shapes, over expanses of softened colors, interact with opaque geometric forms dominating the canvas. The artist builds shapes into a vague architecture, connecting geometric forms with thin lines, like girders in an unfinished building.

"In my painting, I wish to appeal to humankind's positive potential to capture the complexity of nature," writes Bronner. "This appeal is reflected in the interplay of shape and color, responding to the mystery that surrounds us, on the large scale in which we move, and on the microscale that underlies all matter."

Felix Bronner has exhibited widely in the Northeast, including galleries in Boston, New York, and Hartford. His works are in the collection of the University of Connecticut Health Center (Farmington), Homer Babbidge Library (Storrs), Alexey von Schlippe Gallery (Groton), and the Mandell Jewish Community Center (Hartford).

There will be an artist's reception for this show on Sat., Nov. 7, from 2:30—4:30 p.m.

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