Dorothy Dierks Hourihan "Fifty Years of Painting"

Pen and Brush

poster for Dorothy Dierks Hourihan "Fifty Years of Painting"

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This 50 Year Retrospective & Solo Exhibition of Dorothy DIERKS Hourihan consist of 70 paintings that span a period from 1959 to 2009 and shows selected works from eight series created over fifty years. As a young painter DIERKS was influenced by her teacher, Mark Rothko, and by the writings of Clive Bell. Themes cover Early Works, paintings In Memoriam, Persian Patterns interpreted, abstract expressionism of Energy Fields, Animal Series, Games of sports, Landscapes, and Politicals.

The artist states: "The arts, distinctive among human activities, give form to feelings. Expressions of emotion, embodied in art forms, vivify an awareness of existence so that human life is lifted from the neutral middle tones of perception and sensation. Color is the first import in most of my canvases and is the unifying thread, whether the visions refer primarily to themselves, to message-art for audiences, or to universally communicated ideas and feelings. To spend a life passionately loving the visual world is to never be bored. To spend half a century interpreting visual perceptions is to experience continuous exhilaration, a natural high which comes by transforming inner visions and outer materials. The challenge in the arts is not to record but to interpret and transform through intuition, the magic which jumps on the horizon and lights the way. "

The artist is a native of Georgia and resides in Blairstown, New Jersey. Her Doctorate and Masters are from Columbia University and BFA from the University of Colorado. She retired, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Professor Emeritus, New Jersey City University. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and are in many collections. Her son, Dr. Dylan Harris and his wife, Lucy Mourao, have given her three beautiful grandsons. Her husband, Timothy Hourihan died in 2006.

[Image: Dorothy Dierks Hourihan "Brandenberg by Night"]



from September 08, 2009 to September 20, 2009
Tuesday 10:00am - 12:00 noon, Thursday and Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm or by appointment

Opening Reception on 2009-09-12 from 17:00 to 19:30

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