PHILADELPHIA, PA -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PHILADELPHIA AREA ARTIST SHOWS RECENT PAINTINGS
WHAT: Recent acrylic abstract paintings from local Philadelphia area artist, Priscilla Bohlen.
"I like to work in series. I find that by developing an idea over time, I am able to explore it's possibilities more fully. Shapes combined with color continually intrigue me, forever changing with light. I like to apply a resist to an active, colorful background; cover it with a complimentary layer of paint, then remove the resist, exposing part of the activity underneath. From there, I have a challenge to make it all work as a composition. It requires many layers of resist and of happy accidents, until I am satisfied. I love the richness and the surprises that the undertones lend to the final piece."
WHO : Priscilla Bohlen
WHEN : Show runs June 14, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Opening Reception is June 14th, 6-9 pm
WHERE : Twenty-Two Gallery
236 S. 22nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
About Priscilla Bohlen:
Priscilla Bohlen is a professional visual artist who works on canvas using acrylic paint, resist and acrylic mediums. She began her early art years with a BFA from Moore College of Art, living in New York City designing patters for domestics (sheets and towels). She studied fine art at the graduate level with the eminent professor Bob Yashuda at CW Post College, in New York. She moved back to her roots, the Philadelphia area, painting landscapes with watercolor and oil. One summer she painted plein air scenes of the Schuylkill River at sunrise. More recently. she has focused on a series of abstracts, while taking classes with Kassem Amour, Carol Kardon and Martin Campos. She exhibits her work in businesses throughout the area and her online gallery: www.priscillabohlen.com.
She is a juried member of the Delaware Valley Arts League, ARTsisters, Artists Equity, and Mixed Media Ten, actively volunteering for all four. In her spare time she seeks donated paintings for ongoing sales in local businesses to benefit her favorite charity Rise Against Hunger.
About Twenty-Two Gallery:
Since 2003, Twenty-Two Gallery has been showing local emerging and established artist's work. The gallery represents 22 artists that work in many mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, photography, sculpture, various printing processes as well as mixed media. This bright space with great light, nestled in Philadelphia's premier neighborhood Rittenhouse Square, has art openings monthly on the "Second Friday" of each
month. These openings include an artist's reception from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Owned by Shawn Murray, the gallery is also the permanent home of the Bruce Murray Collection of original photography depicting vintage baseball images and Americana from the early 20th century.
For more information: www.22gallery.com