Water Meets Land II, 42 in. x 48 in. oil on canvas
The Gallery at Hillside Square is pleased to present an oil painting series by Andrea Geller, titled "Interval Travels." Geller paints figures moving within landscapes alone or in tangential relationships with others. The proximity between figures is as active and alive as the figures themselves. She has a long standing interest "in the space between people as they move." Geller's recent paintings, "Water Meets Land I" and "Water Meets Land II" were inspired by the experience walking Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty in the Great Salt Lake. Geller is known for gestural markmaking, subtle color transitions and ambiguous landscapes. She works in oils, in many layers which evolve over time.
Andrea Geller first picked up a brush at the age of 12 and has never put it down. She studied painting at Cornell University before earning a BFA from Parsons School of Design, and an MFA from William Paterson University. She exhibits widely and is included in numerous collections. Her painting "Floating" was selected by the US Ambassador to Greece to hang in the US Embassy in Athens. She lives and works in New Jersey.
Originally the First Church of Christ, Scientist church, the property was converted into a Silver LEED certified professional office building and provides space for a community art gallery. Hillside Square is the recipient of the 2013 NJ Smart Growth Award for Creative Adaptive Re-Use, the 2012 Downtown NJ Excellence Gold Award for Built Projects, and the Montclair Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Adaptive Re-Use.