The Township of Washington Library is presenting a retrospective art exhibit of Elke D'Onofrio in the program room for the month of October. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Ms. D'Onofrio has also studied fine art printmaking at The Art School at Old Church. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries in New Jersey and New York and hangs in numerous collections. She is also the proprietor of Crooked Halo LLC in Park Ridge, NJ, a premier custom picture framing shop and art gallery where she provides a venue for local artists.
Her exhibit at the Township of Washington Library reflects her varied interests. In the various mixed media projects, she combines her love for color and texture with her interest in ancient history, symbolism, world religions and recycling. She developed the idea for the assemblage mirrors based on a feng shui bagua. The three dimensional works using paper are inspired by her deep study of yoga and meditation. The work is intended to be calming, peaceful and uplifting. The Glitter Dresses combine mixed media and her love for expressive figures and shiny things. They are whimsical and designed to lighten the heart of the viewer. One of this series was selected to hang in the corporate offices of a large upscale clothing retailer in New York City.
Recently, Ms. D'Onofrio became interested in flow and resistance and the motion of liquid. Acrylic medium and powdered pigments are poured onto acrylic canvas to express a theme that searches the universe within and without. Ms. D'Onofrio says "this body of work speaks to both the external and internal, the material and the metaphysical, the part of us that works and plays and the part of us that is in awe and wonderment of the world without and within us."
For further information, please contact the Township of Washington Library at 201-664-4586 during regular business hours.
Editor's note: This information was supplied by Nancy Kuo on behalf of the Washington Township Library.