Beyond the basics of good design, the single most important characteristic great artists have is self-reliance.
So says Marjorie Gosnell-Qua of Remsenberg, the curator at Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery and guest juror in East End Arts’ latest show titled Novel Material/New Techniques. Gosnell-Qua is a gestural painter who works between representation and abstraction, uncovering visual equivalents to memories of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste.
“Be sincere, be yourself, tell your visual truth, simply follow your bent,” Gosnell-Qua said as a word of advice to other artists. “It’s also fine to let yourself be inspired by others. I roam through galleries and museums looking for new ways to carry out my own vision. Have fun, and remember to play.”
102 works were entered and 55 were chosen for the show.
A Meet the Artists opening reception for the show is Friday, June 19. The show continues until July 31 on Tuesdays through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
See more of the show’s works below.