Chelsea’s Agora Gallery is set to feature the original work of Essex County artist Susan Marx.
The exhibition begins on May 16 and runs until June 5, with an opening reception on the evening of May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Marx's modern abstract impressionist paintings combine formal elements with spontaneous, colorful emotive responsiveness, resulting in paintings as dynamic as they are compelling.
She paints outside, en plein air, allowing her to truly experience the landscape and capture what she sees and feels on canvas.
Marx will be featured next month in an exhibit showing several pieces of work inspired by Montclair.
Marx inhales nature as she paints, and then exhales her sensations in a truly impassioned creation of color that epitomizes the moment. Her goal is to capture the essence of a painting, the color and the emotion, and leave the rest to the viewer’s imagination, to bring him into the painting. She paints nature but is not limited by it. Above all, Marx has been inspired by the Impressionist paintings of Claude Monet.
"They call me Mme. Monet in jest, but they are right," Marx said. "I have inherited the soul of Monet.”
She has painted on Monet’s bridge, but has gone beyond, painting impassioned colorful canvases that are in a style all her own, according to a release from the gallery.
Exhibited widely throughout the United States, Marx’s work can be found in private collections in the United States and abroad.
Marx lives in Orange.