'Persistence Of Vision' Features Oil Paintings By Claudia Waters At The Edward Williams Gallery, March 1 - March 26, 2010

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Solo exhibition spotlights Claudia Waters’ figurative paintings of motion and moments by the sea and in the pool.

A solo exhibition entitled “Persistence of Vision” featuring oil paintings by artist Claudia Waters of Montclair, NJ, will take place at the Edward Williams Gallery, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, NJ, at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. The exhibition runs from March 1, 2010 to March 26, 2010 and is open to the public weekdays from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, Saturdays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

An opening reception on March 7, 2010 from 2 - 4:30 pm is free and open to the public.

Persistence of Vision is a reference to the illusion of motion created when still pictures are viewed via an instrument known as the zoetrope. A series of individual figures is viewed through a revolving cylinder, appearing to the eye as a single animated figure. The phenomenon of persistence of vision creates the appearance of motion. Photographer Eadweard Muybridge modified the zoetrope device further and was instrumental in the development of the motion picture in the 1870s. Claudia Waters’ Zoetrope series, five paintings depicting a figure jumping over a wave at the seashore, interprets this concept not only to study the human figure in motion but also to examine a segment of our moment-to-moment existence.

Waters’ striking group of colorful underwater paintings captures random specific moments of figures in the pool. She aims to reveal the inner essence of the individual with the purpose of expressing universal themes. These everyday moments elude not only to joy and fun but also buoyancy and resilience in the face of hardships and loss.

About the artist:
Claudia Waters has exhibited her work throughout the United States, including the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York; the Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, Massachusetts the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; City Without Walls, Newark, New Jersey; Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon; and the Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York City. She received her BFA from the Parsons School of Design and currently resides in Montclair, NJ. For further information, visit http://www.claudiawaters.com.


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