Now on view in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery is Shhh! This is a Library, a two-person exhibition featuring the artwork of Lisa Petker-Mintz and Mac Titmus. The exhibition is curated by John Cino of Patchogue Art Council and is part of their annual summer festival, Artful Antics.
About The Artwork
Cino states that the artists were chosen for their “synergistic effect. Each artist creates playfully, exuberant works [… which pushes] their materials into densely layered imagery.” The works on display are colorfully vibrant and expressive – projecting an imaginative quality that transports the viewer to a world of fantasy.
One work on display, Lisa Petker-Mintz’s Flamingo, Monkey and Stairs is a visual display of magical lyricism that focuses on the formal elements of creation, which highlights the piece’s materiality. Flamingos, flying birds, and a monkey are boldly outlined against a colorful background of pastel greens, blues, purples, and pinks. In her mixed media works, Lisa strives to create images that are engaging, as she hopes that the viewer discovers something new with each returning visit.
Mac Titmus’s “digital paintings” bridge the gap between fantasy and reality as he adds visual effects that dramatically alter the moods and emotions of each piece. One work on display, Carousel Dreams, contains a dizzying assembly of carousel horses and a variety of clowns that fluctuate between whimsy and horror. The viewer is instantly drawn to the dazzling arrangement of colors before interpreting the jumbling subject matter.
About The Artists
Lisa Petker-Mintz is a fine artist from Long Island, NY. She received a BFA from Parsons School of Design. Her artwork has been on exhibit at the Islip Art Museum, Studio 5404, Guild Hall, and George Billis Gallery.
Mac Titmus is a fine artist from Long Island, NY. He received a BA in English and a MA in Education/Psychology from Adelphi University. His artwork has been on exhibit at the Long Island Museum, Patchogue Arts Gallery, and Amsterdam Whitney Gallery. He is a member of the East End Photographers Group, Guild Hall, and Huntington Arts Council.
About PAC & Artful Antics
The Patchogue Arts Council, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to encouraging, supporting, and promoting the arts of the greater south bay of the Town of Brookhaven. Artful Antics explores whimsy, humor, joy, and play through a variety of mediums and disciplines including visual art, dance, music, film, and video in multiple venues in downtown Patchogue.
Shhh! This is a Library, featuring the work of Lisa Petker-Mintz and Mac Titmus, is on display in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery at the Patchogue-Medford Library from May 1 – June 30. An Artist Talk & Reception will be held on Thursday, June 6, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. The reception is free and open to the public.