In vivid color in New Rochelle

We were pleased to hear recently from Mahlstedt Gallery, a New Rochelle arts destination that we profiled in our November 2016 issue.

We still remember the vibrant spirit of founder and executive director Oshi Rabin, who led us through a tour of the company’s impressive headquarters and gallery space for our story.

Now, we look forward to a return to catch the latest exhibition, “Voyage des Couleurs,” that continues through June 3.

Here’s how the gallery describes the solo show of work by Canadian Melanie Simard of Montreal:

“Since the earliest study on color theory from the poet, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1810, the artists’ journey and exploration of color have long been documented in art history. Colors are an essential part of how we experience the world, with their ability to express and evoke various moods and emotions. This exhibition examines the journey by the artist to portray complex feelings and elicit emotions in the audience.

“The selected artworks depict various interpretations of emotions through color on scratched and skinned raw materials. As evident in Simard’s abstract painting, ‘Regard Estival,’ the piece conveys uplifting emotions felt by the artist as summer approaches, utilizing a predominantly green and yellow palette with splashes of warm colors, in red and orange.”

Sounds inviting.

The gallery is at 415 Huguenot St.

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– Mary Shustack

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