Artist Maggie Hinders will be displaying work at this weekend’s South Orange Maplewood Artists Studio Tour, Saturday June 2nd & Sunday, June 3rd from 11AM to 5PM. It will include artists in studios, galleries and group exhibitions, with Hinders showcasing her works at the Maplewood Arts Center.
“My work is inspired by the need to communicate my feelings about the human condition—foibles, excitement and confusion—through fantasy images,” says Hinders. “In recent work I use images of imaginary characters in an abstracted environment. The paintings are intentionally playful and wry.”
Hinders studied art and design at SVA, Parsons, and The Art Student’s League, eventually working as a book designer at Alfred A. Knopf Publishers.
“I imagine the feelings of the characters and their responses to their situations. I think of them as friends, companions in the process of making the artwork as I sketch, paint, and make choices and changes. The colors play a role in the story and subliminally point to each painting’s meaning. It is my hope that the intensity of this process finds its way into the finished piece and can be felt by the viewer. I want to challenge the viewer to see past the paintings’ surface playfulness and locate their truth.”