“Figure & Form” at ArtProv (July 20th–August 19th, 2017)

An artistic exploration of the human body and its emotions will debut at ArtProv Gallery, a contemporary gallery located in the Jewelry District at 150 Chestnut Street, when its newest show “Figure & Form” opens on July 19. An opening reception will be held on Gallery Night on July 20 from 5-9 p.m. The show will also be open during Gallery Night on August 17 for its closing reception. The show runs through August 19. Please check www.ArtProvGallery.com for weekly hours and special events.

“Figure & Form” is group show of paintings, pastels, ink drawings, and ceramic and plaster sculptures that capture the external likeness of individuals as well as their internal experiences, states of mind, and transformations. The main artists exhibiting are Allison Elia, Michele Poirier Mozzone, Eleanor Rahim, Mike Bryce, Jeff Schneider, and Christian Goncalves.

  • Allison Elia, who creates large-scale ceramic figures that are sculptural snapshots  of a single climactic moment

  • Michele Poirier Mozzone, whose current series of pastel paintings represents life’s journey through youth into maturity and beyond

  • Eleanor Rahim, an abstract and figurative artist whose works are expressive of her feelings, both positive and conflicted

  • Mike Bryce, a prolific artist who paints figures among other genres, creating recognizable works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor

  • Jeff Schneider, whose figure and portrait paintings create tensions, states of mind and moral uncertainties

  • Christian Goncalves, who uses art as a vehicle to explore the nature of being and express it in a symbolic form

Additional pieces will be shown in the gallery by Judy Volkmann, Sarah Jane Lapp, and Jana Matusz.

“The works in ‘Figure & Form’ showcase beautiful and diverse ways of representing an individual through art,” said gallery co-owner Michele Aucoin. “From establishing a sense of connection to raising questions about who we are, my hope is that the works in this show will make for a provocative experience for viewers.”