Ifshin art on view in Kent
The Kent Memorial Library is presenting an exhibit, “Redux: A Selection of Artwork,” through Dec. 29.
The show features works by Jessica Ifshin, a Connecticut based, self-taught artist and acupuncturist.
A reception with the artist will be held Nov. 24 from 4 to 7:45 p.m.
Born and raised in New York City, Ifshin’s appointment as New Milford Hospital’s first acupuncturist-On-staff brought her back to the East Coast from San Diego.
Her approach to painting is derived from “abstract expressionism,” which is based on a style emphasizing spontaneity and subconscious creating.
She has been inspired by Rothko, O’Keeffe, Pelton, Chagall, and Kandinsky among others.
While studying East Asian medicine in San Diego, Jessica became fascinated by the similarities between the movement of “qi” (vital life force, pronounced ‘chee’) in the body’s energetic meridians, the flowing nature of paint, and the shifts of energies and emotions that colors are capable of conveying when blended.
Ifshin refers to her style as “color work,” the exploration of color synergy which expresses the fluidity of movement and the dynamic intensity of emotions.
For information and registration for the reception, call the Main Street library at 860-927-3761.