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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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