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FSU’s Roper Gallery to Feature “Broken Silence,” an Exhibition by Francine Tint

Frostburg State University’s Department of Visual Arts will host a show of paintings by New York-based artist Francine Tint, titled “Broken Silence,” which will open with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery in FSU’s Fine Arts Building. This exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will be on display through Monday, Oct. 25.

Tint is presenting a suite of brightly colored abstract acrylic paintings in which her ties to the “New York School” are explored and reflected upon. At the same time, the artist is intent on pushing the language of contemporary lyric abstract painting. Tint has always pursued her own path in painting, even as she is devoted to a style belonging to recent painting history in New York.

Tint’s art can be seen within the long legacy of abstract expressionism, but she has also developed a body of related paintings that offer her audience a true sense of joy – a feeling needed in contemporary painting. By refusing to yield to a politicized outlook, or a conceptually based vision, Tint shows how everyone can appreciate recent art history.

In this show, which revolves around work made in the last two years, Tint establishes relations between one canvas and the next, not merely as a linear sequence, but as a group of individual works meant to capture her feelings. Her emotions connect in a deeper sense with past art as well as present efforts. Even when Tint is painting with a light hand, serious considerations are taken up in her art. Along with technical control, there is a spiritual nature to her painting.

Tint’s work has been exhibited in nearly 30 solo shows and nearly 50 group shows in the U.S. and Europe and is in the permanent collection of numerous museums, including the Academy Art Museum, Easton, Md.; Binghamton University Art Museum, Binghamton, N.Y.; Stanford University of Art, Stanford, Calif.; and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. Her work is also in many private and corporate collections, including The National Arts Club, New York; Citibank, New York; Galerie des Arcades, Bern, Switzerland; and Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

The Roper Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Department of Visual Arts at 301-687-4797.

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