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Accomplished painter and editor from Philadelphia has first solo exhibition at age eighty-nine in her hometown.
Zelda Edelson: Color in the Moment
November 2 – 30, 2018
Curated by Amie Potsic
First Friday, November 2, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Artist in attendance at 5:00 PM
Thursdays and Fridays 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sundays 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
And by appointment (Closed on Thanksgiving)
Admission is free.
Color in the Moment features Zelda Edelson, a prolific abstract painter who has created her own technique to enable her to paint from a walker used for balance. Creating something positive from challenging circumstances, her paintings are colorful and evocative. Edelson begins each painting with a gesture of the arm to create the first mark with her palette knife. The paint begins to flow and Edelson becomes invigorated, losing herself in the process. She paints on the areas of the canvas she can reach first. Then turning the painting, she accesses the previously unreachable portions to complete it. When each painting is finished, Edelson enjoys the process of bringing her diverse background to bear as she writes insightful titles for each work. Sharing her love of painting through gesture, color, and form, Edelson’s work reveals a voice that is both seasoned and spontaneous.