Art itself abstracts from its surroundings, drawing inspiration from nature, people, places and things. It begins with a concept or an idea, created and crafted to form a piece of work capable of being seen in ways unique to each viewer. But what about art as the subject itself? This is a question artist Adel Gorgy endeavors to answer, daring to touch the sacred thing that should not be touched, to create unique, abstract works from re-visualized fragments of artists like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol. Now on view at the Kellenberg Gallery at Molloy College, “Abstracting Art…A Way of Seeing” showcases 16 of Gorgy’s large scale, innovative photographic works that rethink art itself.
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