Line of Thought - Solo Exhibit by Naomi Berkery
Friday, 23 June, 2023
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The new show scheduled in the Mindy Ross Gallery June 12 through July 25 is a solo exhibit by Naomi Berkery entitled Line of Thought.
Within each work is a line drawing on which is built “a moment, a conversation, a thought, a feeling, a reaction, a fantasy, a recollection” states Berkery. The works demonstrate the confluence of the varied concepts of Street Art and Graffiti, Surrealism and Neo-Expressionism amidst the “fusion of city meets nature … in the Hudson Valley.”
The artist enjoys the materials, texture, and imagery afforded to a mixed media painter. She chooses “bold, vibrant colors” that are “at times overpowering.”
A reception will be held on last Saturday, June 24th from 3 to 5pm. Music will be provided by classical guitarist Joy Zelada.
The Mindy Ross Gallery is situated within Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange, GPS: 73 First St, Newburgh, where free parking is available in the college garage.
Naomi Berkery is a graduate of Pratt Institute of Art, Brooklyn where she received an MFA in Art and Design Education with a concentration in Art Therapy. Presently, she is the head of the Art department/Head Teacher for Special Needs students at a school in Manhattan grades 4 -12 working with over 300 students diagnosed with severe learning disabilities like ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, NVLD.
She resides in Newburgh where she grew up.
Art credit: Toxic Love and Begin Again by Naomi Berkery