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Two cutting edge artists are exhibiting their work together at the library in August 2013. In this art show, still-lifes by Kanea Richardson (studied at Pratt) and portraits by Misti Asberry (MFA from Mason Gross) give the traditional genres a contemporary quality.

Jonathan Horowitz of the PAZ culture system is helping to organize the exhibit.

“Art that is often somewhat inaccessible to the general public has dominated mainstream high art,” Jonathan Horowitz said. “So we are commenting on this trend by showing pieces that everyone can appreciate for aesthetic appeal as well as technical proficiency, and compare to pieces from art history.”

According to Horowitz, Kanea and Misti are doing what artists have been doing for hundreds of years: exploring modern subjects (modern objects and modern people) with familiar mediums through well-established genres.

misty asberry

August 2013