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.
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.