“Joseph Blumstein and Collage” is the new exhibit at the Art Gallery of The Osborn senior living community.
“Joseph Blumstein and Collage” is the new exhibit at the Art Gallery of The Osborn senior living community. The public is invited to meet the Rye artist and see the show at a wine & cheese reception on February 24 from 4:30-6.
The 17 pieces on display are a collage collection done with segments of original limited edition prints. As is the case with most of Blumstein’s work, these works are highly abstract. Each section in a work varies in form, often but not always geometric, and the colors are bright. Volunteering a comment on the intention of these works, Blumstein says, “The works create an abstract reflection of the changing seasons and convey an emotional reaction to the world around us.” He added, “Every painting I do is based on reality. I am looking at the world and painting what I see, using color and form – not filtered that we live in and absorb daily, but do not always perceive.”
Blumstein was born and raised in New York City, and he claims his life (and probably applies to his paintings, too) reflect the tempo of the city. After graduating from the public school system, he attended New York University and the Art Students League. He enjoyed a productive business career that included assignments in Brazil and Italy.
Since his retirement, Blumstein has pursued a second career as an abstract artist. The media he works in include painting, collage, prints, and molded fiberglass. He has had several group and solo shows in the area, including a solo show at Rye Arts Center in 2014.
The Osborn displays art in its Rehabilitation Center in the Pavilion building for the enjoyment of patients, guests, residents, and staff, while supporting the local creative community by providing a unique opportunity to showcase their artwork.
If you can’t make the opening reception, call The Osborn (925-8218) a day ahead of when you want to visit exhibit. The Gallery is open to visitors with appointments from 4-6. The exhibit runs until early March.