Dedicated to covering the visual arts community in Connecticut.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thursday night opening: Linda Abadjian at Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College Pegasus Gallery
100 Training Hill Road, Chapman Hall, Middletown, 1-800-818-5501
Middlesex Community College The Niche
100 Training Hill Road, Founders Hall, Middletown, 1-800-818-5501
Linda Abadjian: Lambs of Lebanon
Mar. 22—Apr. 30, 2010.Opening reception, Thurs., Mar. 25, 5—7 p.m. in the Pegasus Gallery

Press release

Linda Abadjian's paintings employ a poet's gaze directed into the complex and persevering nature of the human condition. Connected with her childhood experiences during the Lebanese Civil War, images of tragedy and horror are threaded with an enduring optimism and assertions of hope. Abadjian's works possess the qualities of dreams where conflicting positions of actual place and spanning time resolve themselves through plausible materialization.
Tranquil landscapes, domestic interiors and serene neighborhood settings are treated with the same aesthetic affection as depictions of bomb torn buildings and linen wrapped corpses. These scenes are rendered into implicit indicators of memory as line drawings, doodlings and scrawled texts overlay and screen their surfaces. Abadjian's paintings transcendent base narratives of war by affixing the interconnectedness of family, faith, childhood innocence, and memory onto painted documentation of both place and home.

Abadjian is an MxCC adjunct art instructor and resides in New Britain. She has exhibited in over 30 national and regional exhibitions including Real Art Ways in Hartford, the Chen Art Center in New Britain, and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Gateway to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

There will be an opening tomorrow, Thurs., Mar. 25, from 5-7 p.m. in the Pegasus Gallery.

Labels: , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home