Solana Beach artist exhibits at library; reception June 23


Explore shapes and forms through a new exhibit by Solana Beach artist Susan Moore. The Solana Beach Library (157 Stevens Ave.) is hosting “New Works by Susan Moore: An Exploration of Shape and Form in Paint and Prints.”

The art will be on display at the branch through June 28.

A reception with music by Yael and Vlady, refreshments, and an opportunity to meet the artist will be at 6 p.m. June 23.

Moore is an artist who explores nature through photography, painting, collage and prints exhibiting work in her native Kentucky and her adopted home of San Diego. She is deputy director of San Diego County Library.

“The common thread among all these series is shape, form and gestural line,” said Moore. “For me, they are part of ongoing study to find new ways of seeing, a way to appreciate the forms around us every day in a new light. Inspiration for all this new work comes from what I find right outside my door here in Solana Beach.”

The exhibit includes watercolors, monotype prints and Chine-collé. Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints made when a print is pulled from a plate on which paint has been applied. The image can be transferred by rubbing or in this instance, with a press. Monotypes remain one of a kind because there is no way a second perfect impression of the same image can be made. Chine-collé is a special kind of monotype where the notions of prints and collage merge to create a rich texture of color and paper.

For information on the exhibit and reception, contact the Solana Beach Library at 858-755-1404.