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Date: Feb 09, 2009
Hofstra's Calkins Hall Rosenberg Gallery Presents "Teetering" by Anne Seidman
February 25 to March 20, 2009, Opening Reception February 25 at 11:15 a.m.Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Teetering, an exhibition by artist Anne Seidman, a recent recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, will open at Hofstra University’s Rosenberg Gallery at Calkins Hall on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. There will be an opening reception and gallery talk that day beginning at 11:15 a.m. The show will be on display through March 20.
For more information call Hofstra University’s Fine Arts Department at (516) 463-5474 or the University Relations office at (516) 463-6818 or 6819.
Anne Seidman describes her work as rigorous and controlled, while at the same time allowing room for spontaneity, irony, and consciousness. Seidman's practice has allowed her to explore the nature of pure painting through abstraction, suggesting friction, awkwardness and ultimately a sense of self. Her painting relies on a commitment to process, working through the unfamiliar until it becomes recognizable, eventually reaching a resolution.
Seidman earned a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in coordination with the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, in 1973, and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in 1976. She also earned an MA in 3-D computer animation from Ohio State University, Columbus, in 1986.
Seidman has exhibited extensively over the years, most recently at Mercer Gallery, NYC; George Billis Gallery, LA; and Arcadia University, Glenside, PA. A solo exhibition of her work just ended at Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, by whom she is represented. Seidman has received many honors including grants from the Leeway Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Purchase Awards from both the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Arcadia University. She has been teaching computer graphics, multimedia, animation and Web design at Moore College of Art & Design since 1986.
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