Oil paintings by award winning artist Liron Sissman will be featured along watercolors by Kim Eng Yeo in a show titled: TWO BRUSHES WITH FLOWERS
February 04, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsGallery hours are Mon., Wed., and Thurs. from 1 - 5 pm, Tue. 1 - 7 pm, and by appointment. In addition the exhibit will be open for the Tribeca Open Artists' Studio Tour on April 29th, April 30th, and May 1st from 1 - 6 pm. Liron will be available to discuss her work. The gallery will also be open on May 10th from 6 – 8 pm for the monthly Tribeca Gallery Association night. The art exhibit is free and open to the public. Artwork is for sale. For additional information on this exhibit please contact Synagogue for the Arts Gallery Space at (212) 966-7141. For additional information on Liron please visit: www.Liron.com
Liron’s oil paintings have been featured in over 30 shows in New York City and throughout the Northeast. Her works have won multiple awards and have been the subject of over 30 press articles and reviews. Her paintings are widely collected by corporate collectors and by individuals worldwide. Liron is listed in Who’s Who in American and in Who’s Who in Visual Art.
Having no faces of their own, flowers in Liron’s work represent images that viewers of diverse backgrounds can identify with. Overcoming superficial dissimilarities, they serve as portraits of universal appeal. By portraying emotions using faceless metaphors Liron invites viewers to be active observers.
Liron’s work is focused on the individual or the relationship between two individuals. The artist uses flowers to portray themes such as aspiration, yearning, and passion. At times she celebrates individualism by emphasizing the one within the many.
“Every painting is a self portrait. I do not paint flowers. I use form, color, and texture to convey emotions. I use flowers as visual metaphors conveying many themes. The fragility of flowers, coupled with their ephemeral beauty, intriguing delicacy, and striking color, attract sensitivity and amplify the drama. The fleeting existence of flowers triggers urgency.
I admire the intensity of emotions found in the works of the Expressionist artists. Like them, I too mix my soul with my paints. However, I strive to be subtle in my expression of the intense. “
“The plants [in Liron’s work] become anthropomorphic lovers”
Joseph Jacobs, Curator of American Art at the Newark Museum
Liron is available for interviews either by phone at: (201) 952-1666 or on location, by scheduling, during her exhibit.