‘Capturing Nature’ : Two artists, two styles at show in Morristown

By Marie Pfeifer

Two artists, each working in distinctly different media, both are Capturing Nature, the name of the latest Morris Arts exhibit at the Gallery at 14 Maple in Morristown.

Artist Natalia Margulis exhibits her embroideries in 'Capturing Nature.' Photo by Marie Pfeifer

Artist Natalia Margulis exhibits her embroideries in ‘Capturing Nature.’ Photo by Marie Pfeifer

“I am inspired by nature’s sublime beauty,” said Natalia Margulis, a Russian immigrant who uses a needle to express her art.

Her embroidered textiles explore nature’s endless transformation as the seasons cycle from decay to new life.

A graduate of St. Petersburg University, Margulis has taught embroidery and her work has been published in books and magazines.

Painter Joseph Losavio enjoys combining media (oil, collage elements as well as sculptural materials) to explore his personal conception of the creation myth.

Photos by Marie Pfeifer. Please click icon below for captions.

Artist Joseph Losavio is part of invitational exhibit, 'Capturing Nature,' in Morristown. Photo by Marie Pfeifer.

Artist Joseph Losavio is part of invitational exhibit, ‘Capturing Nature,’ in Morristown. Photo by Marie Pfeifer.

His psychology degree from Lafayette College informs his work, which draws from his love of Jungian psychology and comparative religions, along with Chinese and Japanese artistic traditions and American Modern Expressionist art.

Losavio began his artistic career teaching children in public schools, and mentally challenged adults in a developmental center.

Capturing Nature is on display through Aug. 27, 2014. Admission is free. Exhibition hours are 10 am-4 pm, Monday  through Friday, or by appointment.



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