Art Exhibit Showcases Digital “Transformations”

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UNION — “Transformations,” a solo show by Leona M Seufert, will be on exhibit May 18 – June 29, 2010 at The Les Malamut Art Gallery at 1980 Morris Avenue, Union.

There will be a reception to meet the artist on June 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. On June 15, at 7 p.m., Seufert will present a gallery talk discussing how technology can be used to unlock creativity.

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The 32 artworks in this show are selections from the various “series” Seufert has worked on over the last 5 years. Her recent, “Digital Delights” is a manipulation of photographs of delectable edibles.

In the “Discovering NJ” series she explored and photographed various towns then manipulated the images to create an “alternate” reality. Seufert also writes poetry and there are numerous examples here from her “After the Dust Has Settled” series, where the theme is Ground Zero, then and now. She uses visual effects to enhance the meaning of the poems’ words.

“My creative vision inspires me to take reality and with the assistance of computer technology transform it into something else. I love to experiment with the unlimited possibilities of Photoshop in order to realize my creative dreams.  Each piece is the result of many experiments, In a dialog between my eyes, my soul, and technology, I seek to release the story within an image.”

Seufert currently has one of her works in this year’s New Jersey Arts Annual juried show at the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton.  Her artwork has appeared in numerous group and solo shows in galleries and museums in the NYC Metropolitan area and upstate New York such as the Hoboken Historical Museum, in Hoboken,  the Pearl Street Gallery in Elizabeth, The Visual Arts Center of NJ in Summit, and The Kenny Art Gallery in New York City.

She graduated from New York City’s prestigious high school for art, The High School of Art & Design and holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the State University College of Arts and Science, Potsdam. Seufert also curates shows for the Casano Community Center Art Gallery in Roselle Park.


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