105 Grove Street,Suite 5, Montclair, NJ 07042

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From Snap to Finish at the BrassWorks Gallery

Artists Miriam Stern and Joohyun Pyune will be exhibiting their art in a show called From Snap to Finish at the BrassWorks Gallery from May 7 through August 28, 2015 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 7, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

From Snap to Finish refers to the process both artists use in creating their art. Miriam Stern and Joohyun Pyune both use digital printing with traditional printing processes to create their art but the results could not be more different.

Miriam Stern is a painter, printmaker, collage, and installation artist. She begins her art making with the computer manipulating her photographs and transforming them. The “clean” process of working on the computer followed by the “dirty” hands-on printmaking process enables her to create one-of-a-kind prints or “unique prints”. Stern says, “Using the ‘unique prints’ as my subject matter, I begin the paintings and they become more abstract. This process of starting with a photograph of a real object or place and changing it until it becomes something else fascinates and challenges me.” Working in a series format, she is able to produce a body of work that includes paintings, prints, and collages. The photographs are taken on her travels both near and far.

Joohyun Pyune is an artist who holds a Master’s degree in mixed media from William Paterson University, NJ. She is a fabric artist who uses dye sublimation as her medium, using heat transfer digital images on layered fabrics. Her evocative way of new printing combines traditional and digital printmaking. She says, “The melancholic beauty of the nature of human beings is a major theme in my work and I am thrilled that my process enables me to visualize the ambiguity of life experience.” Currently she teaches at Essex County College and constantly is developing new digital mediums and new ways of digital printing.

BrassWorks is located at 105 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ. Originally constructed during the early twentieth century, 105 Grove Street was, for many years, home to the family-owned George Rutledge Etched Brass Works company. The property was converted into a unique professional office building in 2007 and provides space for a community art gallery. Upon learning the site’s heritage as home to a family-owned brass works company, the partners decided to transform the building while honoring its past, by naming it BrassWorks on Grove. The present building combines modern amenities with faithful restoration of the original 1930 architectural details.

The BrassWorks Gallery is open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For all other information call:

Miriam Stern; MiriamStern.net; Miriam.Stern9@gmail.com; 201-837-6157

Joohyun Pyune; joohyunart.com; JPyune@webmail.essex.edu; 973-432-3429