October 18th – November 18th, 2018: Kehler Liddell Gallery (KLG) presents two concurrent solo shows: Surprise Encounters in America and Eastern Europe, by Hank Paper, and Cellebration, by Edith Borax-Morrison. Artist Talks are planned for Sunday, November 4th @ 2pm, with a Reception to follow from 3-6pm.

Cellebration, by Edith Borax-Morrison, presents a series of small pen and ink drawings drawn over the last 12 months that were inspired by a grid of 30 rectangles holding her 30-day supply of medications. The drawings reflect the personal life change and reduced stress that occurred when she recently moved into an assisted living facility in Orange, CT. The intricate interwoven lines, circles and marks in her abstract drawings speak to the very nature of the artist: consistent, compulsive, with meticulous attention to detail. 

Surprise Encounters, in America and Eastern Europe, by Hank Paper, presents a series of work that calls attention to political echoes “across the pond.” Of his work, Paper states: “Shooting around the world, I try to capture images that alter our awareness, puncture pretension and mine irony from surface appearances. In my vision, warmth and wit, and the wily truth, reside within revelatory geometries. My images lodge in the hidden, interstices of perception: what people look at, yet don’t see, the strange and the beautiful, the real and the surreal, the quotidian and the quintessential.  Often, we don’t see what we should, but the camera does.”

Hank Paper is a street photographer, whose work has been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad. Venues include: The African American Museum (Philadelphia), Hebrew University (Jerusalem, Israel), The Jewish Museum of New Jersey, High Point Historical Museum (North Carolina), Morgethal-Frederics Gallery (NYC), Tamarkin Leica Gallery (NYC), Harlem School of the Arts (NYC), as well as extensively in Connecticut. He was the recipient of a grant from the CT Commission of Culture and Tourism in 2006, and his work has won numerous awards and honors. He is a resident of Hamden, CT, and is the founder and former owner of Best Video.

Edith Borax-Morrison earned her MA from C.W. Post College, Greenvale, New York. She also studied at Art Students League in NY and with Paul Margin art studio in Hempstead, NY. Edith's work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibits including: Silvermine Art Guild (New Canaan, CT); Curtis Gallery; New Canaan Library; Picture This Gallery (Westport); Morris Gallery (NYC); Margin Gallery (NY); Discovery Museum (Bridgeport); Heckscher Museum (NY); Housatonic College (Bridgeport); and New Haven Paint and Clay (New Haven). Her work is in numerous private and public collections, most notably the National Abolition Hall Of Fame and Museum (Peterboro, NY), and Purdue University. 

Artist Talks are presented by ArtEcon Initiative, and made possible with support from The NewAlliance Foundation, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.