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(dis)Order Art Exhibition

Incubator Space at Academy Square
33 Plymouth St
Montclair, NJ
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September 6 – October 15, 2019

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 11, 6-8 pm

Please join us for Art Walk on the evening of October 3rd

Media Contact:  Lisa Diamond Rosenthal (973.476.5616), or Sara Holliday (646.729.4767) incubator@studiomontclair.org


August 12, 2019. The Studio Montclair Incubator at Academy Square Galleries presents “(dis)Order,” a show of works by two local artists, Lynne Buschman and Colleen James, who approach and celebrate the idea of creating art through their own distinct and differing systematic processes.

Lynne Buschman’s work spans a variety of media including bookmaking, printing, drawing, and mixed media collage. Her work is intriguing in both style and process, characterized by a methodically layered use of strong lines and shapes. For Buschman, the act of creating is her way of processing the complexities of the world; thus her work revolves around the relationship between the parts and the whole. Her work, organic in nature, reveals her internal self, as is evident in her series of works “Geometrees,” which explores her relationship with trees through an intricate use of shape and composition.

Colleen James’s aesthetic style offers an interesting counterpoint to Bushman’s. Her work focuses on abstract geometry and is inspired by repetitive patterns. Her use of color combinations and contrasts creates a vibratory effect, accentuated by the interplay of warm and cool colors like reds and blues. James’s process examines and meditates on the similarities and differences in each brush stroke in her work, celebrating the accidental variation of line and form as its own means of expression. This dynamic, combined with her powerful use of color, provoke thought and reaction from the viewer.

About the Artists

Lynne Buschman is an image-maker who uses drawing, collage, stencils, found objects, printmaking, pastels, paint, and colored pencils. She has synthesized her sculpture and book art into sculptural bookmaking. While the vernacular of her three-dimensional work remains the same, the complexities and reflections of her books content reveals a world of investigation and experimentation. She previously worked as an illustrator for 22 years in New York City. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design and Montclair State University. Buschman also has a letterpress business and teaches art at her studio in Montclair. Lynnebuschman.net

Colleen James is a painter and mixed-media artist focused on both figurative and abstract subjects. She has a dual degree in Fine Arts and English from Georgetown University and an MBA from Stanford University. Colleen has also studied painting and drawing at the University of Paris, the Art Students League in New York and the School of Visual Arts in New York. For the last 15 years she has worked in marketing at Knoll, the iconic mid-century modern furniture company. She lives in Montclair with her husband Graham and children Harry and Vivian. Colleen-james.art

About the Incubator Program


Studio Montclair’s Incubator Program, directed by Lisa Diamond Rosenthal and Sara Holliday, seeks to mentor new and emerging artists and provide them with a space for what is often their first solo or small group show exhibit.


About Studio Montclair


Studio Montclair Inc. is a non-profit organization of exhibiting professional and emerging artists and others interested in the visual arts. In the past year, it has exhibited more than 280 works of art and has encouraged and interacted with close to 1,000 artists.


About the Academy Square Galleries Directors


Lisa Diamond Rosenthal is a painter and sculptor. She is also the former owner of Montclair’s Nandi School of Art, a local art hub where she employed more than 20 area artists and art teachers to support year-round classes in painting, ceramics, fiber arts, animé, and sewing. Each year, Lisa assists various non-profits by facilitating acquisitions and curating large-gallery art shows for fundraisers. She was recognized by U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell and the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) for raising significant funds for NJCASA’s crisis hotline for women through Montclair’s Rock ‘n’ Art Ball, an event she spearheaded, developed, and oversaw. A graduate of Cornell University, Lisa now owns and operates a life-and-health coaching business in Little Falls, NJ.


Sara Holliday is a practicing artist and has taught art for several years in New York. Before focusing on her teaching and art practices, she worked for a New York City graphic design and communications firm. Sara served on the Board of Directors of the International Charter School of NY, a school that serves the diverse population of Brooklyn. She also co-founded and served on the Board of Directors for The Mentoring Tree Foundation, an organization with the mission of providing expanded educational opportunities to underprivileged and underserved youth. Sara holds a Masters in Art and Art Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and an undergraduate degree in Arts Administration.


Listing Information for the Exhibition

Directors: Lisa Diamond Rosenthal and Sara Holliday

Artists: Lynne Buschman and Coleen James

Exhibition Dates: September 6 – October 15,, 2019?Gallery: Academy Square Galleries, 33 Plymouth Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 7am-7pm

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 11th, 6-8pm

Media Contact: Lisa Diamond Rosenthal (973.476.5616) or Sara Holliday (646.729.4767) incubator@studiomontclair.org




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