PORTSMOUTH – An exhibit of New Hampshire Art Association member Barbara Albert’s work will be on display for the month of August at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery.
Albert’s abstract paintings in her show titled, “Water’s Edge,” reflect vaguely familiar places by using color, composition, and the whimsical nature of light.
“I work intuitively, discovering unintended images in series of painting on large canvases,” Albert said.
She paints with knives to add depth and create layered surface textures to her work.
“I am intrigued by Portsmouth’s juxtaposition of sky, industrial habitat, and harbor,” Albert said. “Skeletal footprints of bridges and cranes add suggestions of humanity to my natural land and seascapes.”
After years of teaching art in public and private schools, Albert retired to Dover and is a past president of the NHAA Board of Directors. She still serves on the board and is involved in involved in new member jurying, developing and teaching art education for children.
Albert also manages the annual Sheafe Exhibit in Prescott Park that is currently open to the public through August.
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“Water’s Edge,” by NHAA member Barbara Albert
Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth
When: Aug. 1 to Sept. 2. Opening reception, Friday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.