“Unrealestate of Mind” coming to Afa Gallery

The Arts — By on April 1, 2007 at 1:53 pm

The Afa Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, will host “Unrealestate of Mind,” a new exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Jo-Ellen Trilling from April 6-28.

The opening reception will be Friday, April 6, during First Friday activities from 6-8 p.m. with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m.

“Unrealestate of Mind” is a sensational combination of enchanted sculptures accompanied by intricately painted, fanciful figures in dreamlike landscapes.

Trilling, a resident of New York City, has been making her one-of-a-kind, doll-like sculptures since the sixties. She started in the world of painting as a model for an artist. She had painted for her entire life, but returned to painting seriously in the seventies. Her paintings are usually allegories. Although they look like fantasies, she says that they are real to her, as internal landscapes.

Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 969-1040.

    1 Comment

  • J.S. says:

    I wasn’t really impressed with the paintings. They were very folk-art oriented (This isn’t a bad thing, but in this case I didn’t sense any personal attraction from the artist in relation to the material). By that I mean the actual painting application and use of paint wasn’t inspiring to me. The fact that they were allegories just made them seem like collectibles. Just one person’s opinion.

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