October 5, 2022

“Emotional Odyssey” at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville

“BLOOMING”: This work by Carol Sanzalone is featured in “Emotional Odyssey,” her joint exhibit with Joseph DeFay, on view October 6 through November 6 at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville. An opening reception is on October 8 from 2 to 5 p.m.

“Emotional Odyssey,” an exhibit of photographic pigment prints and watercolor and acrylic paintings created by gallery member artists Joseph DeFay and Carol Sanzalone, is on view October 6 through November 6 at Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville. A Meet the Artists opening reception is on Saturday, October 8 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Photographing subjects up close, DeFay focuses on details that one would not ordinarily notice. He said that it is fascinating to explore and observe how individual elements interact and to present them on a grander scale than the ordinary, obvious perspective. His intention is to compel each viewer to linger with the same vision that he enjoys behind the lens. DeFay enjoys the interplay between vibrant colors and that special quality of light which invariably captures his attention. He spends a great deal of time with composition, searching from behind the lens for the precise arrangement of the subject. This work allows him to preserve these moments in order to share this experience with others.

Sanzalone, inspired by the interaction of color and forms, creatively captures the graphic impact of natural and reflected light patterns, throughout the day and seasons. With texture, shapes and washes of color, a painting will often develop from an experimental, rather than a realistic approach to a subject. “The painting and I work together, as one thing leads to another,” said Sanzalone.

Artistically, her “Emotional Odyssey” has included work in a variety of media, painting in watercolor, acrylic, oil and printmaking in silkscreen and lithography, as well as professional experience in graphic design.

Artists’ Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call (609) 397-4588 or visit lambertvillearts.com.