POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – An exhibit of works by Pound Ridge’s award-winning graphic artist, Stan Eisenman, is featured at the Hiram Halle Library’s spring exhibition, which opened on Sunday.
The collection of works is titled “Transmutations” and represents Eisenman’s visions of ordinary objects transformed into something new and delightful. The objects are in no way disguised, they are simply shifted to a different context, enriching both the everyday object and its new setting.
“I’ve always been drawn to non-traditional art,” he said. “I still work with traditional materials like paint, canvas and paper but I love to explore and that opens up a whole other world of possibilities. What excites me now is recognizing the potential for transformation using everyday objects. I find inspiration for my artwork almost everywhere.”
Indeed, Eisenman has used articles from the supermarket, the hardware store, his office, and even his wife’s kitchen, to her consternation, he says.
In addition to his re-structures, the exhibit includes Eisenman’s watercolors, abstract paintings and a series of typographic pieces.
Stan Eisenman studied art, etching and lithography as a student at Brooklyn College and upon graduation was offered a job by the noted graphic designer, Ivan Chermayeff. In 1961 he founded his own award-winning firm, Eisenman Associates. The firm has designed logos, posters, exhibits, annual reports and brochures for icons of industry and commerce, including PepsiCo, Philip Morris, Land O’ Lakes, Duracell, Izod and TWA.
“Transmutations” will be on exhibit from April 20 to June 1. The Hiram Halle Memorial Library is at 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge.