The Housatonic Museum of Art located on 900 Lafayette Blvd. in Bridgeport is hosting a new show featuring the work of painter Sherri Wolfgang from June 1 – July 31. There will be an opening reception on June 15 from 5:30 p.m. -8 p.m. in the Burt Chernow Galleriese.
Wolfgang is known for her figurative works which utilize Renaissance painting traditions in combination with painting techniques developed by the Dutch Masters. Historically, Wolfgang portrayed her nude figures as examinations of the various female archetypes found in visual culture, with a caricatured sexuality and affected emotions. She applies different subject matter and genres that she has passionately embraced, such as anatomy and figure drawing, Expressionism, and portraiture with the interplay of light, color, and texture.
All of Wolfgang’s recent work has been done with a wide variety of media, including charcoal, Conte’ crayon, graphite, oil and resins on canvas, paper, and wood. This series includes portraits of a male dancer using 16th Century Mannerist aesthetics, while her upcoming series will combine Renaissance sensibilities with contemporary cultural figures
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