Pamela Somer-Pagan Opens Artist Talks Series
ARTIST TALKS SERIES: Member artist Pamela Somer-Pagan will open the new series at Princeton Makes in the Princeton Shopping Center on November 17 at 7 p.m. Somer-Pagan, a resin artist, will share insights into her practice, techniques, and process, in addition to demonstrating how she creates her pieces.
On Thursday, November 17, at 7 p.m., artist Pamela Somer-Pagan will open the new Artist Talks series at Princeton Makes in the Princeton Shopping Center. Princeton Makes member Somer-Pagan, a resin artist known for abstract works, will share insights into her practice, techniques, and process, in addition to demonstrating how she creates her pieces.
The Princeton Makes Artist Talks series, part of the cooperative’s new programming initiatives, will provide the public a monthly opportunity, every third Thursday, to learn about and from its creatives.
Somer-Pagan’s creative focus is abstract resin art. She likes her abstractions to bring joy, often through geometric shapes. “My training and background are in fashion design, and as a result I bring shapes, color, and line to all of my artwork,” said Somer-Pagan. “These things inspire me and make me happy. I like my art to be modern, bright, and clean to inspire happiness. I am drawn to simple and clean, but never basic.”
She was educated in fashion and design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning; the Fashion Institute of Technology; and Parsons School of Design. Her work can be found in homes from the New York/New Jersey area, Florida, the Midwest, Canada, and Israel, to name a few.
Somer-Pagan will demonstrate and talk in-depth about her unique technique and approach to art making.
“Resin art is made without conventional brushes and is considered an advanced art for the ‘new age’ — a modern art,” said Somer-Pagan. “Without brushes, I sometimes must spin, tilt, and or blow on each canvas to achieve my desired results. At the same time, I am inspired by nature and the shapes, colors, and moods it can evoke: the beach, a sunset, or even a storm. I experiment with color and technique to create a sense of movement in all my paintings and in different lights or at different times of day, the viewer may see an entirely different piece.”
The event will begin with a reception, with light refreshments, at 6:30 p.m. Artwork by all cooperative artists will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit princetonmakes.com.