The Color Incorrect opens Oct 16, with a reception the next evening, Saturday, October 17, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Ilene Spiewak’s paintings are built of layers of washes and bold color, creating subtle irregularities of composition on the canvas. She pushes the boundaries of this exploration to create tension and informed passion, breaching staid boundaries of painted images.
A painter, therapist, and educator who lives in West Stockbridge, the artist states that she makes images from “a near non-representational position, moving toward abstraction.” She works on 2 or 3 canvases at a time “creating forms and shapes on the canvas that may be painted out or enhanced with bold lines and washes of strong color combinations.”
Spiewak received her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University and her M.A. in Art Therapy from Hahnemann University Hospital and has continued her studies through other colleges and programs. She is a current M.F.A candidate at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts through a nonresident program.