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Spring to Appear in Marsha Heller's Exhibition at Riverside Gallery in Hackensack

originally published: 01/25/2019

Spring to Appear in Marsha Heller's Exhibition at  Riverside Gallery in Hackensack

(LEONIA, NJ) -- See harbingers of spring in Leonia, New Jersey artist Marsha Heller's solo exhibition, Blooming Landscapes, from February 16 to March 2 at The Riverside Gallery.  Resonance and dissonance are components of music and inherent in emotion.  Painter and musician Marsha Heller’s understanding of the relationship of these dichotomous elements enables her not only to see a landscape, but to feel it.

In Heller’s new exhibition, Blooming Landscapes, the viewer experiences her canvases of landscapes and intimate details of nature or its broad vistas, as acts of passion rendered through an artist’s discipline.  This tension between discipline and passion—indeed, resonance and dissonance—provides the images with power and delicacy in equal measure. 

Heller’s color palette, with its extraordinary range from bold to soft and shimmering, is less concerned with empirical fact than with experienced truth.  The facts of nature are visible in the brilliance of light, the burst of wetland grasses, the roil of wind, all rendered through strokes of color and suffused with energy.  

"The exhibit includes a group of small works made from the palettes of my recent paintings.  The leftover paint on the palettes dries and creates an interesting surface that I use to create abstract pieces," explained artist Marsha Heller.

Her New York exhibitions include such significant venues as the Cork Gallery in Lincoln Center, Phoenix Gallery, and St. Peter’s Church in the Citicorp Building.  In her home state of New Jersey, the state’s respected Montclair State University Gallery One featured Heller in a solo exhibition.  She has been the recipient of various juried prizes.



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Artspeak Magazine described her work as “colors (creating) a shimmering surface….Warm and cool, light and dark, they dance around the canvas until flowers, bushes or trees emerge from a tapestry of marks. The seductive mosaic of color is satisfying in itself.”

Spring to Appear in Marsha Heller's Exhibition at  Riverside Gallery in HackensackHeller’s work was chosen to represent New Jersey in the permanent collection of PNC Bank in Pittsburgh and is also included in numerous private collections.  Her encaustic painting, “Emerging Spring,” was selected for inclusion in Marcie Cooperman’s seminal textbook, “Color: How to Use It,” published in 2013 by the educational publisher Pearson in coordination with Parsons/The New School of Design.  In addition to Riverside Gallery in Hackensack, New Jersey, Heller is represented by Ceres Gallery in New York; Yaacov Heller Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida; Portage Hill Gallery in Mayville, New York; and Harvest Gallery in Dennis, Massachusetts.

 The public is invited to attend an opening reception on Saturday, February 16 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The Riverside Gallery, Suite 201, located at The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack Avenue at Route 4 in Hackensack, New Jersey.  The reception is free and open to the public. Afterward, Heller's work may be viewed during the gallery's normal hours Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm. 

Images by Artist Marsha Heller




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Event calendar
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019


MUSIC

ADDED COLOR @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 9:30pm

COUNTESS & FRIENDS @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm


JACKIE EVANCHO: AN EVENING WITH THE NEW AMERICAN SONGBOOK @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 8:00pm

JOHN MELLENCAMP @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

NJMEA Concert Band @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 3:00pm


THE GREEN PLANET BAND at THOMAS SWEET CAFE! @ THOMAS SWEET CAFE, Skillman - 7:00pm


Michael McDermott @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm

TOSCA @ The Presbyterian Church of Westfield, Westfield - 7:00pm







THEATRE

Mamma Mia! @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 8:00pm

An Enemy Of The People @ Centenary Stage Company - Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 8:00pm

Steel Magnolias @ Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan - 8:00pm

Intimate Apparel @ Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood - 8:00pm

The Meeting @ Middletown Arts Center, Middletown - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

My Very Own British Invasion @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 8:00pm

Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical @ George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Fun Home @ Wallace Theater at Lewis Arts Complex, Princeton - 8:00pm

The Sound of Music @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Theo @ Marion Huber Theater @ Two River Theater, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Psychodrama @ Oakes Center, Summit - 8:00pm

Cornerstone Playhouse Presents Almost, Maine @ Cornerstone Playhouse, Sussex - 7:30pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Kean University Wilkins Theatre, Union - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Roan at The Gates @ Luna Stage, West Orange - 8:00pm


COMEDY

Tom Papa @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm


FILM

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019 Screening @ Voorhees Hall #105, New Brunswick - 7:00pm


POETRY

Poetry of Warrior Writers @ Stockton Performing Arts Center (StocktonPAC) in Galloway, Galloway - 4:00pm

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