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Exhibit will run Jan. 3-27

Easton-based artist Isadore LaDuca will be holding an exhibit of his latest paintings in the Williams Center for the Arts gallery Jan. 3-27.

A reception for LaDuca will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, with an informal talk at 4 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the intersection of Hamilton and High streets. For more information, call the gallery at x5361.

LaDuca’s art uses multi-paneled imagery to combine both abstraction and realism and occasionally incorporates text. He works primarily in oils and acrylic and at times in mixed media.

His goal with his art is to “achieve a sense of unity within each piece even though I may begin by using seemingly disparate elements. Landscapes, figures, abstract elements, and text may each be torn apart and reorganized on the picture plane. The images I work with may be arranged side by side (in diptychs or triptychs) or overlapped to produce a tension of multiple exposures. I believe this fragmentation is expressive of our contemporary world consciousness; the process of painting is my way of seeking a more personal and spiritual reunion.”

Available in the gallery is an illustrated brochure with an essay by Joseph M. Chapuk, adjunct professor of art at Northampton Community College and mixed media/conceptual artist who has exhibited his work nationally.

LaDuca is a long standing member and past board member of the Arts Community of Easton (ACE) and was named 2007 Artist of the Year by ACE. An active member of the local arts community, he has assisted in organizing murals in Easton’s Scott and Riverside Parks through the River Rites and Shad Arts Celebration held in conjunction with the Annual Forks of the Delaware Shad Fishing Tournament and Festival. He has had many one person and group shows in the region, and received a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in 2002.

The Williams Center Gallery is funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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