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EXPLORING ABSTRACTION: POGOR AT COLO COLO

Away My Sins, 2017, oil on canvas, 33” x 60”.

Away My Sins, 2017, oil on canvas, 33” x 60”.


FEATURED ARTIST
ELIZABETH POGOR
COLO COLO GALLERY
101 WEST RODNEY FRENCH BOULEVARD
NEW BEDFORD, MA
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30

by Brian Goslow

Elizabeth Pogor has spent a good part of her summer creating many of the paintings that will be on display in her first exhibition of oil paintings at New Bedford’s Colo Colo Gallery through the end of September. She received the show through old-fashioned networking with a modern twist.

Pogor sent a private message and an image to Luis Villanueva, owner and director of Colo Colo Gallery, through the gallery’s Facebook Page, request-ing that he visit her website to review her work. “I did and I liked what I saw,” he said, “and we made an appointment for her to see my gallery.”

He found she complemented his existing artist roster. “The gallery has nine years of history in promoting women artists with talent,” Villanueva said. “She is a good fit.”

Now mainly an oil painter, Pogor started her career as a sculptor while an 18-year-old student at Mass College of Art. “My father was a prominent New England painter and the idea of doing the same type of work wasn’t appeal-ing to me at the time — it was too much pressure,” Pogor said. “So, I picked up my first ball of clay and went at it.”

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