September 20, 2023

“Patterns and Rhythms” Group Exhibit at Trenton Library

“THE PREDICTIVE SELF”: This work by Andrew Werth of West Windsor is part of “Patterns and Rhythms,” a group exhibition on view September 28 through November 25 at the Trenton Free Public Library. An opening reception is on September 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA) and the Trenton Free Public Library will present the exhibition “Patterns and Rhythms” at the Trenton Free Public Library from September 28 through November 25. This a continuation of the art series that showcases the talent of area artists, which is slated to continue as an ongoing series. An opening reception is set for Thursday, September 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition features work by Andrew Werth, Léni Paquet-Morante, Florence Noonan, and Adriana Groza.

Werth, from West Windsor, has been exhibiting his philosophically-inspired “organized organic abstraction” paintings at galleries throughout the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania area since 2005. Highlights include solo exhibitions at The Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) and The Center for Contemporary Art (Bedminster), showing several times at Art Fair 14C in Jersey City, and in various group shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Lambertville, West Windsor, and Trenton. Although his formal degrees are from Carnegie Mellon University in computer engineering and information networking, he self-directed an arts education that drew from many of the arts institutions in New York City, including the School of Visual Arts, The New School, and the Art Students League.

Paquet-Morante has shown her work both locally and internationally. Lately she has been working on a new series of monoprints. These monoprints, “abstracted landscapes,” use various media including drawing, sculpture, and painting. The direct and unforgiving process allowed for inventiveness in ink application and reduction, for layering, and allowing a history from one print to show in another. In the end, a sense of landscape emerged in the series of 51 images. Twelve of these monoprints from the new series will be shown at the library. She lives in Hamilton Township.

Noonan is a visual artist who was born in Trenton and raised in Lambertville. Her home and studio are in Stockton. She works with venetian plaster and mixed media. The unique quality of venetian plaster helps her produce layered surfaces that reveal fragmented patterns and rich textures. This allows her to be drawn to her love of abstraction and allows a personal artistic exploration to emerge.

Groza is originally from Romania and currently lives in Hamilton Township. She will be showing acrylic works on canvas from one of her art series called “The Floral Fusion.” “Flora Fusion” delves into the interplay between chaos and order, reflecting the rhythm of nature’s growth. Her artistic process is guided by fluid acrylics and harmonizes the dance of intention and spontaneity. This rhythm of creation parallels her personal journey as an immigrant, akin to the tendrils of vines reaching into new soil.

The Trenton Free Public Library is located at 120 Academy Street in Trenton. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the library, call (609) 392-7188. More information on TAWA can be found on the organization’s Facebook page.