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The abstract can be considered to be distinct from representation of the visual reality, it can be thought of as a dissection or distilling of what we actually see to an essence involving color, shape and/or gesture or it can be a combination of both. Some would argue that the abstract is not even related to reality but in a world all its own.

What we see and what we feel as viewers of the abstract can be informed by what we know and what we see in representational work. The paintings included in this exhibit include a bit of each, sometimes within an individual painting. We can see how color, form and intent can confuse our sense of reality and result in a 
pleasing work of art. We can also see how those same colors, forms and gestures can result in a more orderly, representational work. The works included in this exhibit 
not only show the differences between abstract and represen-tational works, but also show their common elements and help us to appreciate each on its own and all as art.                        

The exhibit features:
Ellen Llewellyn
Jason Eldredge
Tighe Hanson
Kenneth Hawkey
Hal McIntosh 
Jane Manco