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State of Abstraction

The current exhibition at The Washington Art Association & Gallery and The Judy Black Memorial Park features works by twenty-three artists from the state of Connecticut.

State of Abstraction, a statewide selection of contemporary art is currently on view at both the Washington Art Association and Judy Black Memorial Park, in Washington, Connecticut. Curated by Daphne Anderson Deeds and Jacquelyn Gleisner, the exhibition comprises sixty-four works by twenty-three artists who live and work throughout Connecticut. An exhibition catalog is available upon request at the Washington Art Association. The artists included in the exhibition are Cat Balco, Melanie Carr, Julia Coash, Kevin Daly, Deborah Dancy, Howard El-Yasin, Joseph Fucigna, Elizabeth Gourlay, Hong Hong, Blinn Jacobs, Zachary Keeting, Bob Knox, Janet Lage, David Livingston, Ken Lovell, Olu Oquibe, Ryan Paxton, Connir Pfeiffer, Tim Prentice, Roxanne Faber Savage, Suzan Shutan, Mathew Weber, and John Willis. Daphne Anderson Deeds is using her bi-monthly column to share images of works of art included in State of Abstraction.

Joseph Fucigna, Brain Storm, plastic coated fencing, lead, 8 x 8 x 4 feet.

Bob Knox, Autumn in Africa, Winter in Berlin, acrylic on canvas,80 x 68 inches.
Photograph by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

Suzan Shutan, vinyl, pom poms, wire.
Photograph by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

Left: Kevin Daly, Pardon the Flies, acrylic on canvas,
52 x 52 inches.

Center: Tim Prentice, Black and Blue, 18 x 18 x 6.

Right: Kevin Daly, Suite Leaf, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 inches.
Photograph by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

Roxanne Faber Savage, Blue Beast, acrylic and tape on canvas, 48 x 48 inches.

Left: Zachary Keeting, Walker Mountain Lookout, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 68 inches.

Center: John Willis, #7, monoprint, 10 x 13.5 inches,
Conflicted Space #11, monoprint with constructed materials, 8 x 10 inches,
#1 monoprint, 10 x 16 inches. Photograph by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

Right: Hong Kong, Selection II from Everlasting Ephemera, kozo fibers,
repurposed paper, 160 x 144 inches.

Left: Olu Oguibe, Study, acrylic on paper, 27.5 x 15 inches.

Center: Julia Coash, Light Cycle, oil, mixed media on canvas, 24 x 29 inches.

Floor: Melanie Carr, Pink Ramp, wood and paint, 48 x 18 x8 inches.

Blinn Jacobs, Folded Square Turquoise, ink on vellum,
13.25 x 6.5 inches

Elizabeth Gourley, B202, acrylic and collage on paper,
3.5 x 3 inches

Howard El Yasin, Mount, commercial dryer lint,
approx. 4 x 6 feet.
Photograph by Jacquelyn Gleisner

State of Abstraction will be on view until June 16, 2018, at the Washington Art Association & Gallery, located at 4 Bryan Plaza, and Judy Black Memorial Park, located at One Green Hill, both in Washington Depot. 

The Washington Art Association & Gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00. The Judy Black Memorial Park portion of the exhibition is open 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment via The Washington Art Association & Gallery.

For additional information, contact The Washington Art Association & Gallery at 860.868.2878, or visit their website at

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