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Artist critique group lays it on the line in new exhibition

Roots Artist Collective, a 30-year-old artist critique group is holding its second-ever exhibition, New Shoots, at Touchstone Gallery, 11 E. Afton Avenue, Yardley, through May 5th. 

Ten artists will be featured in the exhibition: Joanne Amantea, Gilda Aronovic, Joy Barth, Joanne Donnelly, Deborah Eater, Joy Kreves, Dorine Lerner, Florence Moonan, Victoria Moy and Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser. 

Many of the works are personally inspired pieces that explore unconventional painting techniques such as, white on white and multi- patterned paintings. 

Shape and line are driving forces.

For many of the Roots artists, the use of color is important and often explosive. 

For this show, color has been stripped away leaving versatility, skill, and overall interesting work. 

For example, Joanne Donnelly’s collages often whirl and twirl in seas of vibrant color. 

Placed in a limited palette of black, white, and red, the abstract shapes become more intense, forced to stand alone, no longer partially obstructed by color. 

Florence Moonan’s paintings take advantage of chance revelations, most often about family and performing in summer stock theater. 

In Joy Kreves’s world, nature and man together weave a primordial tapestry. 

For more info contact Nancy Allen at 215-595-2044.