Friday, May 7, 2010

Langhorne's Pennswood Art Gallery presents 'Faux-tography'

“Faux-tography” an exhibit of collages and montages by New York artist, Leonard Stokes, will open on Sunday, May 16 with a wine and cheese reception from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Pennswood Art Gallery,1382 Newtown Langhorne Rd., Newtown.

The reception is free and open to the public. The show runs through July 11 and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The public is welcome.

Stokes who has taught at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania and Cooper Union, and teaches at SUNY Purchase College, trained as a painter and brings all the sensitivity of the classical artist to this new medium – concerning himself with the poetics of color, form, light and space. He says he considers his collagist self as a chef who cooks with left-overs, bringing elements of disparate provenance together into new worlds which are paradoxically both improbable yet plausible. Each fragment is an “actor” which auditions for a role in a “play” which is being improvised during the tryout.

Stokes who exhibits regularly in NYC galleries kicks off the celebration of Pennswood Village’s 30 years of existence with this exhibit of work that embraces the “new,” while retaining time honored artistic insight and beauty.

The Pennswood Art Gallery, which has been exhibiting artists for over 25 years including such famous names as Tony Leith-Ross, Daniel Garber, and more recently Robert Beck, Daniel Anthonisen, Paul King, Gail Bracegirdle and Rachel Constantine is located in Pennswood Village on Rt. 413 south of the Newtown by-pass, adjacent to the George School campus.

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