HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 16, 2014 – High Point University will showcase the paintings of abstract expressionist Mariyah Sultan in an upcoming exhibition. The “Elemental Emulsions: Mariyah Sultan Paintings” exhibit will run Jan. 12 to March 5 in the Sechrest Art Gallery at HPU. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., with an artist talk at 5 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the gallery. The exhibit, reception and artist talk are free and open to the public.
The exhibition includes Sultan’s most recent large-scale paintings and murals, which are heavily influenced by abstract expressionism and offer a fresh interpretation of the urban landscape.
“With unabashed freedom, Sultan incorporates brilliant splashes of rich color, flat planes, the subtle variance of textured grays and elegant childlike lines in her paintings and drawings,” says Maxine Campbell, director and curator of the Sechrest Gallery.
Sultan is a New York artist with studios in both New York and North Carolina. She has been in various group shows and has won many juried awards, including a two-time winner of the “Red Dot Show” representing the best work of the Art Students League of New York. Sultan is a member of the National Association of Women Artists, the Directors Guild of America and the Woodstock Artist Association and Museum. Her paintings were recently acquired for an HBO series filming in Miami, and her work is held in many private and public collections in Europe, Singapore and the United States, including executive offices at NBC in New York and the High Point design industry.
Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is free. Call 336-841-4680 for further information.