Susan Marx of Orange exhibits two Abstract Impressionist Paintings with The Montclair Ten Returns - April 7 through May 22, 2016
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NJ Properties (on Bloomfield Avenue next to Whole Foods in Montclair, NJ) presents The Montclair Ten Returns, a selection of works by artists from the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) staff organized by Martha Kelshaw, Manager of Public Programs, Montclair Art Museum.
The Opening Reception is Thursday, April 7 from 5 to 9 pm and coincides with MAM’s FREE First Thursday Night.
The exhibition will feature over a dozen works in a range of media by ten artists including:
Montclair, NJ – Beginning Thursday, April 7, 2016, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services will present The Montclair Ten Returns, a selection of works in a range of media by artists from the Montclair Art Museum staff. The exhibition showcases approximately 15 – 20 works by 10 artists living and working in the NJ area.
The exhibit will comprise various mediums including painting, photography, prints, drawing, and ceramics. The Montclair Ten Returns will be on view from April 7 – May 22, 2016. Each artist featured in the exhibition works in various facets of the Montclair Art Museum, whether behind the scenes in the Education Department, teaching in the Studios, inspiring creativity aboard the mobile MAM Art Truck, or volunteering in the Communication Department. The Montclair Art Museum employs many talented artists.
This is the second year that Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NJ is hosting this event. The debut exhibition last year at this time was such a success, the Company decided to host it again this year. It is also the second year that Susan Marx is participating in the Exhibition.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services is located at:
695 Bloomfield Avenue (next to Whole Foods)
Montclair, NJ 07042
Monday – Saturday, 11 – 5 pm or by appointment.
Questions/Inquiries regarding the Montclair Ten Returns
may be directed to:
973.714.7290 (please leave a message as all calls will be returned)
Susan Marx is an Abstract Impressionist artist whose paintings are the result of her own radical amazement at the beauty of the visual world and her own need to turn that experience through her. Using nature as her frame of reference, Marx paints her interpretation of what nature leaves her with. She is concerned with light and what light does to color, which is why she calls herself an Abstract Impressionist. Her paintings are the conversations between her eyes, her mind, her heart and her gut as well as the canvas in front of her. Marx enjoys enticing and engaging her viewers, drawing them into a fresh and beautiful world. Marx uses fast-drying acrylic paints which allow her to record her color impressions quickly, painting with thick, bold, rich colors and gestural brushstrokes. She leaves parts of the canvas blank intentionally allowing the painting and the viewer’s eye to breathe. She enjoys the process of putting color next to color, trying to capture the essence of her subject in her painting through color and emotion, leaving the rest to the viewer's imagination, drawing them into and engaging them through her process.
Someone once said Marx works to the muse of Monet, Van Gogh and Joan Mitchell; she was thrilled. They helped guide her in the journey to become the artist she is today.
Marx has travelled extensively and exhibited widely. Her works may be found in collections in the US and abroad. She is currently represented by Agora Gallery, in Chelsea, and Ashok Jain Gallery, on the Lower East Side in NYC, LF Contemporary in Sag Harbor, New York, and she exhibits her work at the ACL Gallery in Livingston, NJ.
Or visit her website at: Susan Marx Artist.
This month, Susan's works are also on display at the FIAF (French Institute Alliance Francais) in Montclair, New Jersey from April 3rd through April 27th. There will be an Opening Reception at FIAF coinciding with the FIAF Open House Event starting at 2pm on Sunday, April, 3rd. FIAF is located at 7 North Willow Street, Suite 7, Montclair, NJ. Or call 973.783.5057. Susan Marx at FIAF.
Susan Marx lives in Orange, New Jersey.
*pictured top, Susan Marx Bursting Blues, 2016, 30x24, acrylic on canvas
*pictured below left, Susan Marx, Roses, 2015, 30x24, acrylic on canvas,