Opening Reception Saturday, October 5, 5-7 pm


A-Space in October hosts two female New Jersey based digital photographers, Julia Averett Buteux and Carol Nussbaum. Both artists “paint” with their images, creating abstracts while maintaining, color, line and form. Their work will be hanging at the New Hope Arts A-Space, 37 W. Bridge Street from October 4th through the 27th. All are invited to attend the opening on October 5th from 5-7 pm.

Julia Buteux’s series, Skyviews, depicts American landscapes taken from 35,000 feet, capturing the sinuous shapes of nature as well as the hard geometries laid down by man.  Gently incorporating a rainbow of colors into photos normally blue or gray, Julia Buteux’s work holds observers, appearing at once to be something abstract but also familiar.  “My goal”, says Julia, “is to give viewers a new appreciation for the topography of our nation. If they’re simply more motivated to look out the window longer to see the interplay of lines and forms on Earth below in a new way, I will consider this show a success.”  Printed on metal, her work gives the effect of a window into the distance.  Julia Buteux has worked as an award-winning architect in northern New Jersey for over twenty years. She has three adult children and lives with her husband in Madison, New Jersey. (http://www.jabuteux.com/ under construction)

Carol Nussbaum’s Mandala series comprises a variety of photographic subjects, ranging from bicycle handles to hydrangeas, woven and repeated into a “mandala” or circle.  Found in every culture and faith, a mandala is structured around a unifying center and represents both wholeness and the universe. Mandalas can be found in the circles of the sun, earth and moon but also in our circles of family and friendships. Carol notes, “Weaving elements of my travel photographs or even a trip to a farm stand into a mandala, brings a new mood or movement to the experience.”  While typically used as a meditation aid, mandalas can also serve to center living and working spaces. Following a successful career in advertising, Carol Nussbaum went on to exhibit her photographs and mandalas all over the United States, earning her numerous awards. She has three adult children and lives with her husband in Short Hills, New Jersey. http://www.carolnussbaum.com