The Arts Council of Princeton presents Where Color Meets Memory, an exhibition of collaged paintings by Dolores Poacelli and pantyhose/wire sculptures by Katie Truk. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Saturday, February 11 from 3-5pm. Artwork: Dolores Poacelli, Green Circle, acrylic and collage on paper on panel.

Arts Council of Princeton presents Poacelli & Truk in Where Color Meets Memory, 
An Exhibition of Collaged Paintings and Atmospheric Sculpture


(PRINCETON, NJ) – The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) will show Where Color Meets Memory, an exhibition of collaged paintings and atmospheric sculpture by artists Dolores Poacelli and Katie Truk. Where Color Meets Memory will be on view in the Arts Council’s Taplin Gallery February 11 through March 11, 2023. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Saturday, February 11 from 3-5pm.


Poacelli and Truk have an intuitive relationship to color and form while applying metaphors of human emotions. Brilliant colors cascade through their pieces, charging their compositions and rejecting static confines of interior space.


Poacelli’s collaged paintings are pools of energetic colors and anthropomorphic shapes that rhythmically dance from foreground to background in rich textured atmospheres.


Truk’s sculpture are also rich in textured atmospheres. She plays with light on her vivid kaleidoscopes of layered transparent pantyhose as the viewer shifts their movement and viewpoint.


“Relationships are never easy”, shares Poacelli, “especially those between color, shape, texture, space. And especially tension. No matter what the medium or material – everything from recycled aluminum press plates to cardboard – I attempt to create a tension in each piece: the all-important proportion, the placement and relationship of one shape to another shape and one color to another color in search of an essence, a simplicity. The relationship of the work to the viewer hopefully connects the universal to the personal.” In Where Color Meets Memory, Poacelli’s anthropomorphic shapes are floating, clinging, existing in interior spaces, employing intense color and collage.


Dolores Poacelli, Green Circle, acrylic and collage on paper on panel.  Photo Credit: Contributed.

Katie Truk’s pieces are a marriage of sensual malleability of pantyhose and the rigidity of wire. Internal conversation and motion are induced within the static confine. Thread binds and extends the aggression and vulnerability, echoing life’s twists, turns, and pulling within our rigorous regulations and expectations. Pantyhose is strong yet unique in color and composition. Each has its own breaking point and beauty in complexity of layered strength and texture. Free of pedestal or directed viewpoint allows change in perspective, which is necessary to explore the depth of understanding of the whole picture.


“Color has the subliminal power to invoke emotions and memory”, says Truk. “Just like our other senses, it can transport us back through time to an experience or reaction.  I use color intentionally or instinctively to manipulate that subconscious mood while implying movement to the static forms within the presented microcosm. Though all of my artworks being exhibited are from different series, the one uniting denominator is color.”


Gallery hours are Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm; Fri & Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun 9:30am-12:30pm. Free and open to the public. 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. For more information, visit


Also on view in the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts are Train of Thoughts, collaborative mixed media works by Donna Payton, Kathleen Preziosi, and Libby Ramage, drawings by Mary Dolan, and the Princeton Sketchbook Club library collection.


About the Arts Council of Princeton
The Arts Council of Princeton, a non-profit organization founded in 1967, fulfills its mission of building community through the arts by presenting a wide range of programs including public art projects, exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region. To learn more, visit 

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