Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Exhibit: The Gesture in Light: Illuminated

The UMass Amherst Libraries host an exhibit, “The Gesture in Light: Illuminated,” by Theresa Antonellis from Monday January 9, 2012 through Sunday May 11, 2012, in the Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise, UMass Amherst.  A reception will be held Thursday, February 2, from 4-6pm.  The exhibit consists of a related series of framed prints featuring photo-enhanced light photography.  
Theresa Antonellis is the Director of the UMass Student Union Art Gallery and a second year graduate student in the University’s MFA program in Studio Arts.  She graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College as part of the Frances Perkins Scholarship program. With double majors in Art Studio and Art History, Antonellis was the recipient of the Fitz-Randolf Prize for Outstanding Work.  Recent participation in juried art exhibitions include Art In Nature (Fruitlands Museum - Harvard, MA); Paperworks  (Joshibi University of Arts And Design -Tokyo, Japan); and Arches Exhibition (Boston Printmakers Guild, Framingham, MA).
“My interests include the drawn line as a record of human gesture, patterns in nature, the mirrored image and evidence of time found in accumulation of layers,” says Antonellis.  “In choosing to work in non-representational methods, the work both negates and invites the gaze. The intention is that the images will engage the viewer in a meditative discovery of familiar places and events both in the mind and in nature.”  
For more information, contact Madeleine Charney (413-577-0785,

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