October 28, 2020

“Reflection” Exhibit at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville

“REFLECTION”: “Autumn Vista” by Debbie Pisacreta, above, and “Leaning In” by Jane Adriance, below, are featured in their dual art exhibition, on view November 5 through December 6 at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville.

Artists Jane Adriance and Debbie Pisacreta will exhibit paintings in an art exhibition entitled “Reflection,” running November 5 through December 6 at the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville.

The pandemic, and the resulting quarantine, forced many people to be isolated more. For Adriance and Pisacreta, this was a time of quiet reflection which affected the kind of paintings they produced, and the emotions they felt when painting.

“The title of this exhibit seems very fitting for me,” said Adriance. “Since last March with the pandemic ‘shut down’ and my isolation I needed to stop and reflect about the life I had taken for granted. While life seemed so sad and frightening to so many others as well as myself, I discovered a silver lining. In my appreciation for being alive, I followed a dream (with no excuses now) to return to the sensual use of painting with oils. I had been painting with watercolors for many decades. I was ready for this challenge and new perspective.

“I am hoping you will enjoy my first exhibit of these oil paintings as much as I am grateful to have opened this door for me again.”

Pisacreta has always found her inspiration and joy from plein air painting, but that joy was heightened during this last six months.

“I was fortunate that I could continue to paint plein air while still maintaining social distancing,” she said. “Painting was a respite from all of the sadness and anxiety surrounding the pandemic and its effects. It gave me a chance to feel peace and to be grateful for the beauty of my surroundings. I am hopeful that that feeling of serenity is translated to the viewer.”

An online gallery of the paintings in the exhibit will be available to view at ReflectionExhibit.com beginning November 5.

Artists’ Gallery is located at 18 Bridge Street in the heart of Lambertville. Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit LambertvilleArts.com.