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STRUCTURES about abstract painting opening in
Payne Gallery

This exhibition makes the notion of structure familiar -- and even compelling -- to an audience wanting to learn how to look at abstract art.

Co-organized by Linda Francis and Marjorie Welish, STRUCTURES grew out of conversations they had about the nature of structure and the structural basis of formal abstraction in painting. Included are paintings by Michael Brennan, Linda Francis, Nancy Haynes, James Hyde, Thomas Nozkowski, Marjorie Welish, and Kes Kapkus.

Included in this show are paintings based on analogies with mathematical diagrams or architectural objects. Others contrast optical with tactile sensation. Another artist thinks of color relations, of left/right, up/down, part/whole. Yet another artist superimposes cosmological systems over city plans to create encyclopedic arrays of cultural knowledge.

STRUCTURES will run through 6 January 2002.

Payne Gallery is located in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Center for Music and Art, on the Church Street Campus of Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Payne Gallery is open 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, except Mondays and major holidays, and is free of charge to the public. Bethlehem is sixty miles north of Philadelphia and ninety miles west of New York City.

For more information contact the Art Department at 610-861-1680.