“Reflections – From Real To Surreal”
June 2 – July 31, 2014
Leona M Seufert is a digital artist who has used Photoshop to create unusual and unique visual worlds. This exhibit of 30 images combines two of her series, one which was on display at the Casano Community Center Art Gallery in 2013 of photographed reflections that were not altered by Photoshop, and new images that use those photographs as a jumping off point for creative manipulation.
The 15 images from the “Reflections – Is It Or Isn’t It Real” series captured exactly what her camera’s lens saw. They looked like they had been “Photoshopped”. Only they weren’t!
For this exhibit at the Les Malamut Art Gallery, she let those 15 unmanipulated images inspire her creativity. Some were altered using Photoshop effects, others became part of an old-fashioned paper collage or of a digital collage, and in another she used markers to create new images on top of the inkjet printout.
Known for her digital photomontages, she has exhibited her artwork in numerous group and solo shows in galleries and museums in the NYC Metropolitan area and upstate, NY. Seufert has recently had a solo exhibit at the Pearl Street Gallery in Elizabeth NJ, one of her works was in the New Jersey Arts Annual juried show at the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ and she has exhibited at the Hoboken Historical Museum, in Hoboken, NJ, The Visual Arts Center of NJ in Summit, NJ, and the Kenny Art Gallery, in New York City. She also produces a line of jewelry called “Digital Gems”.
Seufert graduated from New York City’s prestigious high school for art, The High School of Art & Design and holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the State University College of Arts and Science, Potsdam. Seufert also curates shows for the Casano Community Center Art Gallery in Roselle Park, NJ.