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Peggy Turner Zablotny's lyrical composition, "The Big Apple... Blossom." Photos courtesy of Peggy Zablotny
Peggy Turner Zablotny's lyrical composition, "The Big Apple... Blossom." Photos courtesy of Peggy Zablotny

Island artists in New York show

Posted October 12, 2006

Two well-known Martha's Vineyard artists are showing their unique works together in New York City beginning later this month. The mixed-media work of Deborah T. Colter and botanical collages of Peggy Turner Zablotny will be featured at the Broome Street Gallery in Soho. The three-person show will include the works of New Jersey sculptor Eileen Paduano.

"What is most striking is nature's brilliance...it continues to astonish and excite me," says Peggy Turner Zablotny. "My botanical collage compositions celebrate the patterns and colors of nature. Through the medium of original prints I can share my vision with others." Ms. Turner Zablotny creates botanical collages from plant materials that she grows and collects at her home on Martha's Vineyard. As described in a press release, her compositions, published as colorful limited edition prints, draw the viewer in and delight them with the complexity and color of the image.

"Brink of Balance," multi-media by Deborah T. Colter
"Brink of Balance," multi-media by Deborah T. Colter

"The art of still-life flower arrangements is probably as old as painting itself, but Peggy [Turner] Zablotny has not only discovered a new way of representing the forms and colors of flowers but also reinvented its aesthetic," wrote Brooks Robards in a recent Times article. Laura Roosevelt, also writing for The Times, has described the abstract works of Deborah T. Colter as "intensely textured and colorful, with suggestions of geometry, pattern and hieroglyphics." Pushing the limits of balance and order, adding lines and patterns to her fields of color, Ms. Colter says her challenge as an artist is to find an exciting balance between the pandemonium of her thoughts and the multitude of images and events that bombard our daily lives. Working with an abstract collection of marks, textures and color, repeating shapes and forms, she seeks a balance of chaos and harmony within each piece.

This exhibit is presented by Barbara Case Fine Art, 19th - 21st century American Art for home and corporate environments, at the Broome Street Gallery, 498 Broome Street, corner of Broome and West Broadway, New York City, Oct. 24 thru Nov. 5. Opening reception for the artists Friday, Oct. 27, 6 to 8 pm.
For more information, contact Ms. Colter at 508-627-3829; Ms. Zablotny, 508-696-7799; or the gallery, 973-464-5653.