Art Gallery

The James Wegner Art Gallery presents "Monoprints and Collages by Patricia Bronstein"

Patricia Bronstein's current show incorporates chance effects from chemically treated magazine imagery, which may be further developed through painting, drawing or collage, retaining a fascinating sense of mystery and ambiguity. The visual result is compelling and full of surprises, as recognizable fragments of subjects coexist with atmospheric forms, unique shapes, collage elements, and open space as a compositional element. A finely tuned sense of design creates cohesion and multiple correspondences of elements within the works. Says the artist, "My layered work mirrors the multi dimensionality of life and experiences, including my own understanding of the world. The randomness and chance of opportunities, successes, failures and disasters is considered".

All works were completed in the last two years since moving to Minnesota, and the James Wegner Art Gallery show is her first solo exhibition in our state. Her diverse educational background includes a BA in Religion from Hunter College as well as visual arts study at the School of Visual Arts and Art Students League in New York as well as at UC Berkeley. She also studied 9th century Shingon Buddhism at Columbia University. Her work has been featured in Vogue magazine.

The show is open now through November 24, 2014 when the artist will be present for a closing reception and talk at 1:00pm, open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Gallery hours for the show are 8 am- 6pm Monday through Friday. The James Wegner Art Gallery is located on the East campus building of Riverland Community College in Austin.


Tim Jones
Art Instructor