Mississippi LandscapesAttic Gallery exhibit features artists’ unique visions

Published 11:27 am Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Mississippi landscape, interpreted by two artists, will be the featured artwork at the Attic Gallery, through Christmas.

The exhibit, titled 2 Visions: Landscapes by Katalin Gergo and Jamie Tate, will showcase two differing perspectives on Mississippi landscapes, said Lesley Silver, owner of the downtown gallery.

“We felt Katalin and Jamie’s differences in approach would make an intriguing juxtaposition,” Silver said.

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An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and both Gergo and Tate will be in attendance.

Silver said Tate’s work has been described as “sophisticated abstract.”

“Lines, textures and color are experimented with as they move over her canvas with layers of paints, glazes, and mediums defining the Mississippi landscape,” Silver said. “Reds jump off her canvas and draw in the observer. Part of the time you are on the horizon, and then shift to an aerial view with colors bursting through and repeating themselves.”

Tate, who is from Stonewall, Miss., said her artwork for the show was inspired by the Mississippi Delta and its agricultural land.

Tate is the founder of the Delta Artists Association and is on the board of the Mississippi Art Colony.

Silver said Gergo left Hungary in 1956 and eventually made New Orleans her home, where she is on the faculty of the New Orleans

Academy of Fine Arts and has been represented by the Attic Gallery for the last 20 years.

Silver said Gergo’s landscapes reflect the world’s reality but are laced with mystery.

“Kathy’s acrylic paintings are about symbols, metaphors with regional scenes as the subject,” Silver said. “Her sharp observational skills and her masterful use of textures and color allow us to see Mississippi with her eyes.”

More than 40 pieces of art will be featured on the third floor loft of the Attic Gallery, 1101 Washington St., which is home to Silver and her husband, Daniel Boone.

The opening reception is free and Silver said the show will run through Christmas.

For more information, call 601-638-9221.