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Rhoda Sherbell, NA: Looking East En Plein Air

December 11, 2006 - March 23, 2007
Lowenfeld Exhibition Hall, 10th floor, Axinn Library

This exhibition of recent pastel landscapes by this prolific artist will be on view at the Lowenfeld Exhibition Hall, 10th floor, Axinn Library, from December 11, 2006 though March 23, 2007.

Rhoda Sherbell, NA is a multifaceted artist, best known for her work in sculpture. A protégé of sculptor William Zorach and a student of painter Reginald Marsh, Ms. Sherbell has always been drawn to a wide range of media. Rhoda Sherbell has had a distinguished career which includes a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and a retrospective of her sculptural work at the Huntington Hartford Museum. She has been shown at the National Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Jewish Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution. Sherbell has received awards from numerous entities including the Ford Foundation, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (Gold Medal of Honor), the National Sculpture Society, and the National Arts Club (President's Award). Ms. Sherbell's works are also found in the collections of the Hofstra Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Montclair Art Museum, the Art Students League, and the National Academy of Design.

Her recent works in pastel provide ample evidence of yet another dimension to her artistic talents. In this series of works created between 2002 and 2006, Ms. Sherbell focuses on the physical and natural beauty of the East End of Long Island. Working at times quite quickly, she captures the radiance of the sunset in West Hampton Beach Sunset (2003), the eloquence of nature in East Quogue Wildlife Preserve (2002), and the serenity of winter in Basket Creek, Remsenberg in December (2005).

Rhoda Sherbell: Looking East En Plein Air features sixteen works that reveal her mastery of the pastel medium. As an added highlight, on January 19 at 3:00 p.m., Rhoda Sherbell will offer her personal perspective on the exhibition. A tea will be served in conjunction with the talk, which takes place on the 10th Floor in the Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall. The event is free, but advance registration is required. Please call 516-463-5672 for reservations.

Rhoda Sherbell, NA: Looking East En Plein Air

  • East Quoque Wildlife Preserve, 2002

  • Remsenburg, Mulberry Branch, 2004

  • 'The Skies on Fire' East Quoque House, 2002

  • Basket Neck Fish Creek Winter Landscape, Remsenburg, 2005

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