The Things We Don’t Say, An Exhibition
Wednesday, January 24, 2024.
Pictured Above: The Bread Line by photographer, Denise Marshall. Photo Credit: Contributed.
NEWSROOM POST: LAMBERTVILLE, NEW JERSEY
Opening Reception is set for Saturday, January 27th Photographer Denise Marshall and Abstract Artist Elbita Bello from 5 – 8 PM
Lambertville, NJ – The Green Building Center of New Jersey presents “The Things We Don’t Say,” an exhibition of two artists, New Hope, photographer Denise Marshall and New Jersey based abstract artist, Elbita Bello. The Green Building will host an opening reception from 5 – 8 PM on Saturday, January 27 with the works on view through March 31, 2024. The Green Building Center of New Jersey is located at 67 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ.
“It’s extremely emotional to deconstruct my photographs but when I see different images evolve from the weaving it becomes very exciting,” says photographer Denise Jill Marshall of Blue Skies Above Photography.” – stated Marshall.
As a landscape photographer for more than 45 years, Marshall’s recent work has focused on weaving her photographs. Her photographic weavings are an exciting new way for her to add a new process to her art beyond the creation of an image — with weaving, she deconstructs these images and reconstructs something totally new. Her weavings have been a thrilling way to combine her love for abstract art and her work as a photographer.
Formally trained at Rochester Institute of Technology in narrative, documentary and editorial photography with a minor in biomedical photography, Marshall says she approaches each photograph differently when printing, using different types of paper to play with light. She is motivated by light, color, and the feelings the subject evokes. Some of her favorite places to photograph architecture, water, boat bottoms and the colors of nature include California, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, and of course, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
“In all this deconstruction I am able to create a new whole, in my art and in myself,” Denise Marshall.
Pictured Above: Thursday, by abstract artist Albita Bello. Photo Credit: Contributed.
Elbita Bello, New Jersey based abstract artist states: “My creative process begins with random squirts of paint, moved across the canvas mostly by gloved hands, as if searching for its destination, evolving into its final form. Diluting layers of paint, leaving organic markings and stains are part of the process. Most pieces have been finger painted, without the use of a paint brush.
“This current exhibit “the things we don’t say” evokes a sense of longing for human connection, some fragmented within its union, often times conveying a sense of solitude.”
My hope is that this is thought provoking and will spark conversations surrounding the things we want to say but don’t. The need to feel connected, the truth about isolation and what this does to our relationships with others, but mostly with ourselves. My work consists of acrylics, charcoal, oil sticks with varying painting techniques, allowing freedom of expression.