The Library is fortunate to have partnerships with the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, which provides our Gallery, and the Summit Public Art Committee, which provides the Art on the Lawn. Please click below for more information on the latest exhibitions.
The current exhibition in the Gallery is Visual Journey, works by Isabella Pizzano, October 1 through November 30, 2018.
Isabella Pizzano was born in Rome, Italy where she earned a B.A. in Fine Arts specializing in clay sculpture. While residing in New Jersey she has exhibited her sculptures in numerous national and international shows. As a gallery owner in New Jersey she represented many talented artists working with different media as well as provided consulting services to many corporations and private collectors. For the past 15 years she’s participated in multiple workshops under nationally renowned teachers in multimedia. She then started to develop her own compositions. Today her work is mostly abstract expressionism. She likes to experiment with different techniques, mostly water media, inks, and collages, using rare archival papers.
The artist says of her work:
As a Signature member of the International Society of Experimental Artists I am always in search of innovative techniques as well as a unique way to use color and design. I am always in the constant search for rare and farfetched papers from different parts of the world like Japan, Nepal, South Africa, Europe, etc. Using brushes and different tools in combination with various colors in water media as well as pastels and charcoal I transform the papers to suit my composition and personalize my collages.
My love for watercolor and other water media in general influences my approach when painting. Intuitive and quick gestures take me in a direction of surprising results. Alternately, working in mixed media gives me the best way to express myself as well as the power to communicate with the viewer. I focus on abstract compositions because I believe that nature is too beautiful by itself to be reproduced. Disappointment and failure are part of my voyage, naturally, but colors are always the “high” that encourage me to go on.
Homage to the Sun. Watercolor.