Prints of Toledo artist Beverly Norman’s award-winning multimedia collection, “Aging Color,” are being exhibited through Sept. 11 in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Lea Gallery.
The 30 original still life assemblages in the show were created on high-quality art paper using photos, real objects and a scanner. The prints have richly saturated and harmonious colors that shift with the seasons, such as the gold and rusts of autumn, tarnished browns and blacks of winter, emerging spring greens and warm clear colors of summer.
“Many of the materials I collect change color and condition over time and I love the effects of decay,” Norman explains. “My treasures find their way into my compositions – an unearthed piece of pottery, my grandmother’s ruby ring, my daughter’s hair wrap, a pet bird too beautiful to bury. The work becomes an intimate style of memorializing.”
A reception for the artist will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 28 in the pavilion. The gallery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
All of the prints exhibited are for sale.
For more information on Norman and her work, visit www.montagestudios.net.
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