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Artwork Highlights Thrill Of Movement In New Rochelle Exhibition

Buglisi Dance Theater in Jacqulyn Buglisi's Blue Cathedral is among juried art featured in an exhibition opening Wednesday and running through February in New Rochelle.
Buglisi Dance Theater in Jacqulyn Buglisi's Blue Cathedral is among juried art featured in an exhibition opening Wednesday and running through February in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Ellen Crane

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- An art exhibition that portrays movement through paintings, sculptures, photos and collages opened Wednesday in New Rochelle. Art in Motion captures the thrill of movement in a body of work by 18 artists. The exhibition runs to Feb. 17 at United Hebrew’s Lazarus Gallery.

There will be an opening reception for the public on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the gallery.

Surfers catching waves, a swirl of migrating butterflies, and a dancer leaping on the Times Square Subway platform depict the many ways that art captures movement in the exhibition.

The  show includes works by 35 artists from the New York Metropolitan region.

“Looking at these images and sculptures, it is easy to feel the thrill of movement as embodied in dance, cycling, and any number of activities,” said Rita Mabli, President and CEO of United Hebrew.

The artists include Mary Ann Balco Berry, Alison Bert, Arnold Breisblatt, Dorothy Cancellieri, Ellen Crane, Robert Dallas, Tatiana Ferraro, Jerome Goldberg, Livia Louise Gus, Catherine Latson, Susan Lopeman, Jordan Matter, Harvey Milman, Fereshteh Priou, Jennifer Woolcock Schwartz, Andrea Waters and Bruce Withers.

Works include "Fetch" by photographer Jordan Matter, who is also the New York Times best-selling author of "Dancers Among Us" (2012) and "Dancers After Dark" (2016). The photo depicts New York Jets receiver Chansi Stuckey and a white dog, both mid-jump, both reaching for the same in-flight frisbee sailing across a park.

Another artwork by Ellen Crane, is a photograph of a former dancer and American Ballet Theater photographer. Her photographs, “Regal Rioja” and “Blue Cathedral Women,” capture dance in an unconventional way by using slow shutter speeds or a moving camera.

A sculpture by Catherine Latson called “Copper Corset,” appears to be in fluid motion. Latson, who spent 20 years as a professional scenic artist for major metropolitan theatre and film companies, says she considers nature a “full-fledged collaborator” when creating her art.

The gallery is located at 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle.

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