Cheryl Chapman

Contrary to popular belief, nonrepresentational art is not child’s play. Done correctly, creating with just shapes and colors can be an emotional powerhouse. Cheryl Chapman, who works in oil on canvas paintings and mixed-media collages, does it right. Her new paintings on display at Galerie Hertz “reflect a worldview that recognizes the human desire to arrange, distill and make sense of an infinitely complex and interrelated universe,” she said. “As an artist of nonobjective and abstracted form, I see my process of art making as a way to allow a visual vocabulary express, with color and composition in the material world, ideas for which words are inadequate. I find inspiration in the visual occurrences of everyday life where color, line and form find just the right intersection to create a moment of satisfyingly raw beauty. It is those moments that offer the possibility of communion, not just communication, which is the elusive goal of the artist.”

THROUGH JULY 21

Galerie Hertz
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1253 S. Preston St.
http://galeriehertz.com

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