Maeve Maurer & Clara Steinzor at Oriole9

Filed in Current Exhibitions, Exhibitions by on November 16, 2017

Maeve Maurer
& Clara Steinzor

at Oriole9

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 18
5 – 7 pm

17 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY
845-OR9-5763

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December 31, 2017

Maeve Maurer

Maeve Maurer, Sea Life
Maeve Maurer, Sea Life

STATEMENT
I am very happy spending hours peering into worlds revealed by my microscope. I am even happier peering at a piece of paper wondering what worlds will be revealed by pencils, inks, and pastels. I enjoy watching one color or line open a path to an unexpected universe. I like the challenge, and it is a challenge, of letting that happen. I find it illuminating to make gestures using my body which then seem to enrich the physical act of drawing. I am most attracted to organic shapes and am especially interested in color-its emotional content, the chafing or cuddling of one color against another, and the implication of movement through, around, behind, forms and space itself.

BIO
Maeve Maurer always enjoyed art and attended the High School of Music and Art in NYC. College, however, reawakened an equally strong interest in biology and she eventually earned, after a few side explorations, a MS in Biology. Teaching, motherhood, and travel left art dangling until retirement. After obtaining a certificate in Scientific Illustration, she participated in shows at the New York State Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Highstead Botanical Garden in CT, and other galleries. A slight change in artistic direction led her to study for several years with Meyer Lieberman. To deepen her artistic understanding further, Maeve began an exploration of drawing and abstraction with Meredith Rosier at The Woodstock School of Art. Her more recent work,  mainly in pastel, has been exhibited in shows at Murrof-Kotler Gallery of UCCC, Woodstock Artists Association, The Doghouse, Wired, and other local galleries.

Clara Steinzor

Clara Steinzor, Flow
Clara Steinzor, Flow
STATEMENT

I’d rather paint than write or talk about abstract painting. A new, barely begun, or well worn canvas, where I tend to lose track of time and  thought,  becoming so absorbed that I don’t want to stop…… Brushstrokes thin and thick, busy palette knives, scraping away/ adding paint, finding new textures, lines, and designs, as colors blend and reveal themselves underneath previous layers…Patterns, shapes, movement, solids,  and surprises.  I pause to look, evaluating, walking away, and returning.

BIO

Clara Steinzor was born in New York City, spending weekends/ summers in Willow since she was 4 years old, and moving to the Woodstock area full time in 1995. She has both a BA in Psychology and Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan, and for many years worked as a clinical social worker in a variety of mental health settings. However, as an undergraduate, her preferred courses were  in photography, pottery, and music, and in the past few years she has re-discovered her love of playing the clarinet. Clara first took a collage workshop  at the Woodstock School of Art  in 2010 and over the years  has taken workshops/classes in printmaking, wall sculpture, and most recently in abstract painting. She also joined the Woodstock Artist’s Association in 2010, and quickly became a volunteer and active member. She has served on the WAAM board since 2012, chairing the exhibition committee since 2013.
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