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Painting at the Very Edge of Art

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From UConn Today – September 2015

Barry Rosenberg visits art galleries in cities large and small as part of his ongoing effort to identify new trends and issues in contemporary art and then bring them into UConn’s Contemporary Art Galleries.

The latest product of his travels is the new exhibition “Painting@ The Very Edge of Art,” which features hybrid paintings by young artists demonstrating a noticeable interest in abstraction.

“The idea for me is to bring to the University the awareness of change,” says Rosenberg, director of Contemporary Art Galleries, who curated the exhibition.

The exhibition, now on display in the Art Building, includes creations of acrylic and wax on walnut wood, woven glass beads, enamel on a wooden frame with linen, oil on linen, and oil and acrylic on canvas with leather.

Rosenberg says the artists are “playing with the two-dimensional picture plane, breaking the usual rules but respecting them at the same time.”

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‘Collecting Stones,’ acrylic and wax on walnut by Jason Middlebrook. (Courtesy of Contemporary Art Galleries)

‘Collecting Stones,’ acrylic and wax on walnut by Jason Middlebrook. (Courtesy of Contemporary Art Galleries)

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