New Art Exhibition ‘Kristen Gossler: Confluence’ at Jamaica Plain Branch Library

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In Kristen Gossler's art exhibition at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, "Confluence," the expressive abstract paintings pose a question, wanting to provide an interactive experience to the viewer.

'Kristen Gossler: Confluence' is on view from Sept. 7 through Oct. 31, 2018, with a public reception to be held on Sept. 13, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Gossler uses a variety of materials, including water-based pigment, screen painting ink, sumi ink and acrylic paint. The RISD graduate utilizes "a mental inventory of repeated forms found in both the natural and manmade worlds, provoking a familiarity and comfort in the viewer through subliminal means."

“The unconscious use of these symbols is not art – it is the cognitive filter of the artist that gives these paintings relevance and meaning as a body of work,” said Gossler.

Her new exhibit uses earthy browns, warm yellows, soft greens, burnt oranges, while centering bold shapes and natural textures.

"Confluence" is on view from Sept. 7 through Oct. 31, and there will be a public reception on Sept. 13, from 5:30-7:30 pm. The library is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday noon to 8 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. The exhibition space is located on the lower level.

This exhibit is being provided through a partnership of the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library and Uforge.