'Diversity' on display at Pequot Library gallery
Published 4:56 pm, Thursday, January 19, 2012
Aptly titled "Diversity," the exhibit includes a variety of mediums and is arranged in three sections.
The exhibit opened Jan. 18, and a reception with the artist is scheduled for Jan. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m., during which Pressler will discuss his work and answer questions.
Pressler also plans to give a digital-projection presentation and talk in the Pequot Library's auditorium on Feb. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The exhibit includes a variety of Pressler's work in different categories, the library said, to demonstrate how the creative process of observation, imagination and exploration can yield multiple forms of expression, using various mediums to communicate specific subjects.
To create this exhibit, Pressler selected groups of works that are both diversified from each other and that can be viewed as themes of creative activity.
The exhibit's first section -- "The Beginnings and Expansion of Life" -- features a collection of enlarged micro-paintings and photographic images of botanical forms.
The second section -- "Variety of Mediums" -- includes experimentation with dry point and photo-transfer etching; digitally created images; photography; collage; and metallic substrate. This selection also shows diversity in the variety of subjects within natural, cultural and imaginary environments.
The final section -- "Heartifacts and Ticker Series" -- exhibits 3D images, neo-anaglyphs, that are metaphors for the contemplation of heart health.
Pressler has a degree in industrial design from Rhode Island School of Design and has studied at the Smithsonian Institute, and Silvermine Guild Arts Center, where he is a guild member and former trustee.