The Art League of Long Island announces the retrospective exhibit of Cynthia Pascal in the Jeanne Tengelsen Gallery. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, April 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. A celebratory remembrance introduction will be held from 6 – 6:30 p.m., followed by light refreshments and the opportunity to enjoy the exhibition in the Gallery. The exhibition is on view through April 28.
Cynthia Pascal was an American artist born and raised in New York. She achieved her Bachelor of Arts, MSW, and PHD in Social Work and managed a practice as a psychotherapist for over 40 years. Ms. Pascal studied painting with Arthur Sternberg in Old Westbury College and at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Her formal training provided a beginning structure that she soon broke from to create her own unique statement. She does not start out with a preconceived narrative when she paints and is always open to discover meaning in the process.
Her work includes abstract, expressionistic, and impressionistic styles, all of which explore the depth and complexity of human emotion using women as her primary subjects. Acrylics are her primary medium, along with oils, pastels, and clay.
Ms. Pascal’s earlier work was comprised of hard-edged expressionistic paintings which made strong statements about the female in crisis: often fearful, resigned, tremulous, but always teeming with life. Her later works depict women in control, passionate, assured and living with conviction and joy. Almost all of her paintings portray women who appear to have a reservoir of personal experience within.
Many of Ms. Pascal’s works hang in private collections. She has exhibited at The Blue Door Gallery, The Whitman Art Gallery, The Eclectic Gallery, The North Shore County Gallery, The Universalist Church Gallery in Manhasset, and at The Bleeker and Terra Galleries.
Ms. Pascal continued to work and produce fine art which celebrated the human spirit until 2022, at the age of 92.
Established in 1955, the Art League is not-for-profit visual arts center whose mission is to provide a forum and showcase for artists of all ages and ability levels, whether through art education in the studios, open studio time, or exhibition opportunities in the gallery and art fairs. Artwork on display in the gallery may be available for purchase. The Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery is open free of charge Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Art League is located at 107 East Deer Park Rd., in Dix Hills. For more information visit www.artleagueli.org or call 631-462-5400.
—Submitted by Art League of Long Island