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Artists show together in Unstill Life at Artists Gallery

The spaces, memories and people that move and transform us are the focus of the work by Annelies van Dommelen and Alla Podolsky at the Artists Gallery in Lambertville, N.J., exhibited from June 6 to June 30, with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

The training of van Dommelen is formal, obtained from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, among other schools, workshops and residencies.

Her vision, however, departs from a strict reality, and her work encompasses more than one medium. It is both abstract and figurative.

Podolsky’s work is all about life as people see it, internalize it and remember it. She said she paints people, places, events, objects and emotions.

Born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, Podolsky traces her love of psychological painting to the Byzantine-style iconography of that city.

After immigrating to the United States, she continued her art education at Moore College of Art and Design, and later received master’s degree in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

The artists share aesthetic sensibilities and the love of the painting mediums. Even though their approaches differ, there are connections and parallels that make for the dynamic and interesting visual dialog.

Artists’ Gallery is located at 18 Bridge St. Visit online, call 609-397-4588 or email

Artists’ Gallery features two artists every month, with all 16 artists exhibiting on a continuous basis.