Bruce Samuelson & Susan Van Campen
April 26 - May 20, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 2017 5 - 8 pm
Artists' Talk: Sunday, May 7, 2017 2 pm
Cerulean Arts is pleased to present Jimmy Lueders and Friends, guest-curated by Elizabeth Osborne. Renowned Philadelphia artist and educator Jimmy Lueders influenced generations of artists as an instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), including Osborne and the other artists in this exhibition: Stephen Estock, Charles Kalick, Bruce Samuelson and Susan Van Campen. Stephen Estock focuses on interactions of line, color, space and light in his large abstractions. With their incised lines and assemblage-like surfaces, Charles Kalick's work blurs the line between painting and sculpture. Samuelson's drawings expand beyond traditional methods of representation to arrive at elegant meditations on the human form. Van Campen's paintings demonstrate a virtuoso combination of painterly color washes and crisp contours, capturing the fleeting beauty of nature's delicate forms. Moving between realism and abstraction in his own painting, the influence of Jimmy Lueders resonates in the work of these artists today.