KALEIDOSCOPE IN COLOR: Recent works by Anna Silver and William Tunberg

Platt and Borstein Galleries

KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR: Recent work by Anna Silver and William Tunberg opens December 7 at the Platt and Borstein Galleries of American Jewish University. The public is invited to meet the artists at the afternoon reception on Sunday, December 7 from 3 to 5 pm.

Glowing colors enhance the flexibility of clay and the rigidity of wood in new works by Anna Silver and William Tunberg. Silver’s clay pieces echo classical Greek shapes as they expand in new and unexpected directions. Her geometric shapes rise vertically like totems or towers. Spontaneous outbursts of color on Silver’s ceramic surfaces are much like the strokes of abstract expressionism that hark back to her early career as a painter. Silver states that she alters her clay shapes to reflect----with a certain whimsy—her view of contemporary life.

William Tunberg’s art in wood is distinguished by his use of marquetry, an art first employed in the time of Louis XIV. Traditional marquetry uses veneers of different varieties and colors of wood to create floral designs and scenes as surface decoration. Tunberg’s expression integrates fragmented imagery over twisted forms and handsome sculptural functional pieces.

The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception Sunday, December 14, from 3 to 5 pm. KALEIDOSCOPE IN COLOR: Recent works by Anna Silver and William Tunberg will be on display December 7 to February 15, 2009. Gallery hours are Sunday through Thursday 10 am to 4 pm, Friday 10am to 2 pm. Parking is free.

American Jewish University is located at 15600 Mulholland Drive, adjacent to the 405 freeway in the Sepulveda Pass. For more information or to schedule a tour, call (310)476-9777, ext.201.

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Left: Anna Silver, Ceramic

Below: William Tunberg, Marquetry

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