****Opening Reception BY APPOINTMENT Saturday June 20, with limited 20 minute time slots per person*****

Katonah, NY, June 5, 2020: Hot off the heels off the critically acclaimed SPRING/BREAK Art Show in NYC, CB Gallery, Katonah's cutting-edge contemporary art gallery, is pleased to announce its next exhibition entitled “Love & Nature,” by Bedford resident, Marilyn Glass. The exhibit will run by appointment from June 3 – July 11, 2020 with an opening reception by appointment Saturday June 20, 2020 with 20 minute time slots per person.

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In a statement by the owner Christopher Brescia he expressed how excited he is to finally be able to re-open in the retail phase and share the wonderful work of Marilyn Glass. “Please call the gallery 917 520 3234 and arrange for a 20 minute tour with the artist on Saturday June 20, 2020 until 8pm. I assure you that every available measure will be taken to protect yours and Marilyn's health and safety. Masks and gloves are required and the gallery will be cleaned in between appointments. Please lets bring art back to Katonah as safely and beautifully as ever” Brescia urges.

“Love & Nature,” is a show comprised primarily of Glass’ new monotypes and mixed media collages. Her process involves creating paintings and monotypes and then using some of them as back-drops for her collages and mixed media art work.

“Nature is a running theme in my work and see and feel things constantly during my six mile-a-day walks,” said Glass. “Back in my studio, ideas are always spinning around in my brain and eventually morph into a collage, a monotype, a painting. It begins with the seed of an idea which could be a particular color, an episode, a memory, a dream. I begin the process not really knowing where it’s going. I basically go with my gut and a strong emotion which then evolves into an artwork. I edit and refine until I’m satisfied that I’ve said what I want to say. Matters of the world - climate change, global injustices, and terrifying political issues deeply affect me. My work, including my poetry reflects these concerns.”

“I was very artistic from a very young age but didn’t know that meant I was an artist.” Glass explains, “In my early 20s I began to understand that my life continuously centered on making beautiful things. I couldn’t not create - whether it was a collage, a room, an object, a table setting, a watercolor, a photograph, a garden, a book. I’ve been driven by beauty and for the past fifteen years, my focus has been exclusively on making art.”

Growing up on Long Island, Glass experienced a significant anxiety and turned to the world of art, ballet and books to feel safe. Her work is often about storytelling and her stories find their way into all of her work. After receiving her English degree from Columbia, she found designing for magazines to be a satisfying outlet for her artistic desires. Glass feels creating sensitive environments is similar to painting a picture. Color, texture, form and composition are the basic components of a well-designed room as well as a work of art. After work at night, she created art on her kitchen table and hoped that one day she could focus solely on her art.

“I’m really excited to have Marilyn’s work at the Gallery” said CB owner Christopher Brescia. “Marilyn’s work is amazingly experiential. There’s a certain biographical elegance in her work. You can feel the weightlessness of her ballet study in her collage, the delicacy of color choice from her years of design and the stories each piece tells from her written work. Every single artwork is a dynamic telling of the grace in beauty and nature. Marilyn is a superstar! It doesn’t get any higher in the design world than her working everywhere from Philip Johnson to creating home accessories for Henri Bendel to being a design editor at Conde Nast. Marilyn is a true creative. Her commitment to art is only matched by her commitment to philanthropy holding various positions at The Katonah Museum of Art, The Bedford Audubon Society, the Bedford Historical Society and Caramoor. I honestly don’t know where she finds the energy!” Brescia says, “She is a force!”

CB Gallery will host Reception by Appointment for “Love & Nature” on Saturday June 20 in 20 minute increments. Please call the gallery at 917 520 3234 to schedule a private tour by Marilyn Glass. A portion of all sales will be donated to the Community Center of Northern Westchester in Katonah.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-5pm or by appointment.

For more information, please visit CB Gallery on Facebook and Instagram @cbartgallery or contact Christopher at artgallerycb@gmail.com or 917 520 3234.

About CB Gallery: Named 2019’s Best New Art Gallery in Westchester Magazine, Christopher Brescia opened the CB Gallery space in January 2019 in the charming downtown of Katonah, NY. The mission of the gallery is to offer Westchester and Connecticut residents as well as visitors and week-enders living in the community, something new and different in terms of contemporary artwork unlike anything else being offered in the area. All artist exhibitions feature paintings, photography, drawings, and sculpture depending on the show. Christopher believes art truly enhances your living space and gives a home life, personality and soul and that just because you have a traditional house, does not mean you have to own traditional artwork. In addition, CB Gallery offers in-home art consultation appointments where he will evaluate your current collection and make recommendations on existing and new art purchases.