Ordinary Extraordinary Lives and Times by Meira Pomerantz, Virtual Artist Talk
Date(s) - 08/14/2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us on Zoom, August 14th at 5pm for an artist talk by Meira Pomerantz.
Meira’s show will be on display in our virtual gallery: https://monmouthmuseum.org/in-the-galleries/nilson-gallery/ and also in the Nilson Gallery from August 14-September 13. Appointments can be made to visit the museum here: https://themonmouthmuseum.setmore.com
We generally view our lives as ordinary though each of us presents extraordinary qualities that surface in extraordinary times. While most of these prints were created before the Covid19 Pandemic I have continued working as can be viewed in the virtual show. This body of work is a collection of people en route through their lives; among family, friends, or strangers, in work and play. The images relay small episodes in their day expressing an array of emotion: joyful or pensive, assured, expectant, engrossed or concerned, that suggest both hidden moments as well as those directly in open view. Although I, as the artist, provide a stage for meaning I leave it to each viewer to interpret the story through their own experience and perception.
I have been making lino-prints for about five years after retiring from a career in education. I especially like the printing process because there is always a serendipitous element to the work. At times unexpected results can be quite satisfying allowing for broadening of the process and development in learning. The challenge of composing in predominantly black and white through the use of line and space is like solving a puzzle. Sometimes the white space speaks to me as a color while other times I may add a splash for reaction. I often find inspiration right on the city streets from the people I encounter going about their routine. I reference my images with sketches, photographs and from memory.
See More at https://meirapomerantz.com/