Artist's Reception: Sunday, February 1st, from 2:00 to 4:00PM
For the month of February, the Library will exhibit recent charcoals by local artist Terry Straus. Straus's work examines her suburban surroundings, combining landscape and pop art elements. She explains, "I interrupt atmospheric sky-scapes with pure color and hard edged graphics. I dissect the modern landscape's deep space with black glossy line. My paintings use familiar objects such as road-signs, street-lights, and wires to express the menacing, subversive, and dissolute vibe in today's suburbs." Straus sites both JMW Turner and Robert Indiana as inspirations. An opening reception for Straus's show will be Sunday, February 1st, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.
Straus studied art at The Cooper Union High School Scholarship Program, FIT, Queens College, and Brooklyn College. She is a life member and recipient of an Artist in Residence Scholarship of the Art Students League. She worked for the advertising house Della Femina, Travisano, and Partners and was Assistant Art Director on Forum Magazine. Straus taught art in the New York City public schools, helping inner city children pass the New York State Art Regents, exhibit their work, and gain admission to college programs. She lives in the Hudson Valley and has a studio at Garner Arts.