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Exhibit: Axel Stohlberg – Short Stories
September 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The Gallery at River Arts Presents:
September 6 – October 28
Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, September 6, 5-7pm
Gallery Hours: Sunday-Friday 9am-4pm
Short Stories, an exhibit of assemblages and 2d work by Axel Stohlberg, will be on exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts September 6-October 28, 2018. An artist talk and opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 6 from 5-7pm.
Assemblages are works of art created by grouping unrelated found objects. From painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, Stohlberg moves between the lines of recognizable and abstract images, feeling the freedom to explore different directions. From old armchair springs, miniature figurines, and twigs set into unconventional shadow boxes – each assemblage tells a story. Both relatable and unexpected, the juxtaposition of everyday objects and punchline titles are thought provoking and witty. His bold, colorful abstract landscapes include a variety of surface treatments, and compositions that compliment and relate to his assemblages.
Since selling “Axel’s Frame Shop and Gallery”, which Stohlberg founded over 30 years ago in Waterbury, he now devotes all his time to art. With residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Basin Harbor, and four residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Stohlberg brings a breadth of experience.
Join River Arts in celebrating Axel Stohlberg’s work on Thursday, September 6, from 5-7pm for an Artist Talk and Reception and discover Stohlberg’s story behind each piece. Don’t leave without getting the punchline! Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.