Wilton artists transcend 'Abstractions'

Two Wilton artists won awards for “Abstraction,” an exhibition of high-quality works by 49 area artists. Amy Schott won first prize in the mixed media class, and Malu Tan took second in oils. The exhibition also includes works by Donna Atkins and Ruth Ipe of Wilton.

The winners were selected by Elise Black, who said, that although the years between 1912-25 and 1947-1970 were considered to be “the golden age of abstract art” it is still a strong genre today.

“In many respects it has risen to greater heights with the tools that technology has presented to us,” she said. “Abstract art allows the artist to express that which is less tangible, employing the use of color, shape, composition, brushstrokes and various techniques and media to convey emotions and impressions, as well as social, political and spiritual concerns of the day.

“Inspiration is often derived from nature, anatomy, architecture and man-made symbols,” she added.

The show is on display through Sept. 28 at the RAC, 145 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton. Gallery hours are noon to 5, Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 4,  Sunday. Admission is free. The best in show and first place artwork may be viewed at rowaytonartscenter.org.