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June 6, 2013

Three exhibits coming to CAA

The Cooperstown Art Association will host an opening reception for three exhibits. 

The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday. Refigured: Form and Fracture in the Paintings of Allison Hill-Edgar will be on display in Gallery A, Postcards from Cooperstown, the organization’s annual miniature show, in Gallery B and the 48th annual Fine Arts Show of the Leatherstocking Brush & Palette Club in the Ballroom Gallery C. 

On Sunday, an open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. for the new classroom space, the CAA Big Red Annex Art School located at 5 Railroad Ave.

Refigured: Form and Fracture in the Paintings of Allison Hill-Edgar is an exhibition of the artist’s achievement in dissecting and reimagining the human form from a variety of perspectives. A media release said, “Through portraiture, Hill-Edgar seeks to reflect the person we encounter in the world, as well as his or her essence, spirit and beauty. Her abstract works explore the human body — its systems, facets and miraculous whole — as influenced by space, time and intention. As a doctor and artist she has a unique understanding of the human form and functions as well as each person’s individuality.”

Allison Hill-Edgar is influenced by artists, musicians and scientists, who, through a combination of their passion for the human condition and their fascination with science and math, have captured, intensified, dissected, or destroyed beauty. These figures include da Vinci, Picasso, Vesalius, Bach, Einstein, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Singer Sargent, Tom Stoppard, Philip Glass and the Futurists. For Hill-Edgar, all of these people examine and illuminate an understanding of the relationship between a mathematical framework, or grid, underlying all of nature and the human form, the soul, passion and divine beauty, according to the release.

This exhibition marks the solo debut presentation of Allison Hill-Edgar’s work in a public setting and will be on display through July 5.

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