By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, November 8, 2013
On Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m., the American University Museum will host a reception for its late fall exhibitions, which serve up, as usual, a smorgasbord of regional, national and international flavors.
Representing the local scene are painters Lisa Montag Brotman and Ed Bisese, both of whom work in a figurative, yet highly idiosyncratic style, and Joel D’Orazio, a former architect known for his ongoing series of chairs repurposed as sculptural objects. Tel Aviv painter Tsibi Geva broadens the conversation with a selection of chaotic, semi--abstract images grappling with the quest for peace in a war--torn land. Other shows include a photographic history of Siberia by Russian photographers.
The evening will get underway with gallery talks by two Brooklyn artists whose work also is being featured: still--life painter Tracy Miller, whose subject is party food, and Hilary Harnischfeger, a mixed--media artist whose tactile works straddle the line between painting and sculpture.