Pennsylvania native presents abstract artwork

COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON'S ROYAL NEWS NINA DAVIDOWITZ uses simplicity and relaxed colors for her modern paintings, which are displayed in the Hope Horn Gallery.

COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON’S ROYAL NEWS
NINA DAVIDOWITZ uses simplicity and relaxed colors for her modern paintings, which are displayed in the Hope Horn Gallery.

Elizabeth Gardner
Staff Writer

Nina Davidowitz’s artwork will be displayed in the Hope Horn Gallery located on the fourth floor of Hyland Hall from now until Nov. Davidowitz will also be speaking at 5 p.m. Friday in the Pearn Auditorium in Brennan Hall.

Davidowitz, a Pennsylvania native, grew up in Kingston and received her Master of Fine Arts from Marywood University. Davidowitz’s medium of choice is paint, primarily acrylic. The Hope Horn Gallery features her unique paintings of suburban houses from 1950s to 1960s.

Her paintings all have a similar style and focus on landscapes of homes with an abstract feel. Although her paintings are very straightforward and use direct lines and simple colors, these techniques add to the abstraction. The paintings evoke a more modern view of houses from this time period. This modern sense clashes with the objects, the ‘50s and ‘60s homes, and may be a reason why Davidowitz chose this style.
One of the many paintings featured in the art gallery caught my eye. This painting was not named but I felt was slightly different from her other paintings. The painting depicted a winter scene of a home with cooler colors — blues, grays and pinks. Her other paintings mostly featured spring or summer scenes with warmer colors. This winter painting really had an abstract and modern sense to it with the use of the cooler colors right up against each other.

All of her paintings demonstrate an abstraction while also evoking emotions from the viewer. Find which Davidowitz painting speaks to you at the Hope Horn Gallery now until Nov. 21.

 

Nov. 6, 2014

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