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Rolli exhibit at Silverman Gallery evokes a sense of place


“Jennifer Hansen Rolli: This Place” begins with the artist’s opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1 and again from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Silverman Gallery of Bucks County Impressionist Art.

The exhibition continues through July 21, at the gallery in Buckingham Green, 4920 York Road, (Route 202), Holicong.

“This Place” is a celebration of a multitude of places and spaces, from the back roads of Bucks County to the sunshine-yellow, cab-jammed streets of New York.

Rolli’s paintings invite viewers to discover and even re-discover the nooks and crannies of “our place,” – the every-day world, rich with light and color and awe-inspiring moments – images Rolli describes as “little slices of life that are worth immortalizing.”

Rolli expresses the nuances of fluid landscapes that are perpetually caught up in the flux of weather and seasons and time. These moments are rendered with intensity and an emphasis of clarity, exemplified in works like “Aquetong Creek” —dynamic in its depth of blue, the switchback of light and shadow, and the contrast of a warm spectrum of color against dark.

Though Rolli’s work is distinct in style, it is rich and varied, and sometimes takes interesting departures. The painting “Evening Pond” has a green-tinted, decidedly darker tonality and a downward crosshatching of brushstrokes that texturally accentuates the subject.

Rolli also explores the rich landscape of the interior world, glimpses of opulent and timeless elegance and intimacy. “Plaza, Late Afternoon” is a painting that juxtaposes the dark oak-paneled richness of the Champagne Room of the iconic Plaza Hotel against the white-blue light pouring in though large windows.

The Silverman Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday. Visit online or call 215-794-4300 for information.