Mixing mediums at the DVAA

NARROWSBURG. NY — Two exhibits are set to open at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) this weekend.

“Fool’s Gold,” an exhibition of new paintings by Catherine Chesters explores duality through various mediums, including photography, collage, neon and digital manipulations. Chesters creates work imbued with beauty and irony from mixed media, natural elements and screen printing. “I explore the intersection of conflicting emotions set within conflicting environments, the isolation and anonymity of being in a city while surrounded by thousands, set against the communion with nature in rural landscapes,” said the artist, who lives in Brooklyn as well as Narrowsburg. This is Chester’s first solo exhibition.

Eva Drizhal, in the Loft Gallery, will display “Enigma”— work made of organic materials, “using all kinds of acrylic colors to evoke in viewers not only visual aspects, but a touch,” she said. Drizhal, who was born in Prague, specialized in lace making and weaving at the School of Industrial Design there. Her earlier work focused on those mediums, and her first exhibit was at the DVAA in 1993. She now lives in Callicoon and exhibits throughout Sullivan County.

The opening reception for the work will take place 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 16 at 37 Main St. The work will be on display until March 23. This event is free and open to the public.


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