ROSELLE PARK—Leona M Seufert will premier her acrylic paintings in the Hob’art Co-operative Gallery’s “Hid (IN) Hoboken” group exhibit, which will run until July 15.
Seufert, a Roselle Park artist, is best known for her digital work, photographs that take on edgy qualities through Photoshop manipulation. However, she has been painting for the last six years mainly for her own enjoyment.
“Once I learned the software I became fascinated with the digital process. However, there is nothing as fulfilling or cathartic as putting brush to canvas and physically feeling the execution of the piece. The computer can never match that!” Seufert said.
She has produced a collection of these colorful abstract paintings over the years and mainly showcases them on her website. Seufert’s acrylic paintings are a riot of color, a way to deal with and express turbulent emotions in her life. She does them in “series” and this show will present older pieces along with some very recent ones.
“This new space that the Hob’art cooperative is using is a huge, cavernous, old theatre. My digital prints would disappear on those walls, so I’ve decided to take my paintings out of the so called closet,” Seufert said.
Seufert’s artwork has appeared in numerous group shows in the metropolitan area and Potsdam, N.Y. She graduated from New York City’s prestigious high school for art, The High School of Art & Design, and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the State University College of Arts and Science, Potsdam. She is a board member of the Les Malamut Art Gallery, Union, and their webmaster. Seufert also curates shows for the Casano Community Center Gallery in Roselle Park.
Seufert is a member of the Hob’Art Co-operative Gallery, a group comprised of membership from Hoboken and the surrounding areas existing primarily to serve the community by providing a showcase for fine art.
The Hob’Art Co-operative Gallery is located at 259 First Street, Hoboken.
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