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3rd Street Gallery, 45 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 invites the public to Contemporary Gestures, a solo exhibit of painter Edwina Brennan’s latest work, from February 28- April 1, 2018. There will be an Opening on First Friday, March 2, 5- 8 PM and an Artist’s Reception on Sunday, March 4, 2- 5 PM. All events are free and open to the public. 3rd Street Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 12- 5 PM and by appointment.
Edwina starts with a mark- simple and straightforward. But then there is another and another, a splotch of color and some scraping. The tools are uncomplicated, but, as in any interaction, it is the relationship, that is where the intricacy begins. The drawing itself is the experience. Although the artwork is relatively large in scale, some of the drawings are quite subtle and minimal, while others are bold and expansive. The artwork unfolds, inviting the viewer to share in the conversation, looking at and responding to marks and layers as they move over the surface.
Edwina has had solo shows at the Muse Gallery, Sande Webster, Rosemont College and Hahnemann University as well as the Educational Testing Service in Princeton , NJ and Birchrun Gallery in Birchrun, PA. She has been in selected group exhibits in the Reading Museum, Three Rivers Festival in Pittsburgh, PA, Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia Art Alliance and the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA.