A new exhibit titled â€œTextured Interplay: The Abstract Art of Ellida Schargo von Altenâ€ opened at the University Art Museum at the University Center for the Arts Thursday, and will be open through April 7.
Ellida Schargo von Alten is a German artist who produced drawings in pastel and charcoal that â€œunite the illusion of texture with abstract formâ€ within the first decades following World War II.
â€œIn her artworks the play of light and shadow, mass and void, depth and surface merge formal concerns with surreal visions of organic nature,â€ according to the eventâ€™s website. â€œSchargo von Altenâ€™s drawings are enlivened by textural experiments that depart from the frottage and grattage of Max Ernstâ€™s technique.â€
The gallery is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free.
â€œThis exhibition offers a rare opportunity to witness the genius of an artist overlooked by official histories of art, as so many women artists have been.â€