Saturday, November 27, 2021

Now on view: Postcards with an Edge by Steven Gerber

Wednesday, October 27 - December 31
All Day

The Bridgeport History Center is proud to present Postcards with an Edge: Vintage Postcards and colored pencil drawings by Steven Gerber.  On view until December 31, 2021, the display is located on the third floor of the Bridgeport Public Library’s main branch at 925 Broad Street.  Featuring framed works by Gerber, each piece begins with a postcard, with the artist’s stunning colored pencil work expanding the scene beyond the postcard’s borders.

Of the pieces, Gebert says that he has “always collected things. It started with rocks. Then baseball cards, Beatles cards, Batman…then bottle caps, matchbooks, hotel keys, ashtrays, pennants, stamps, coins…anything that wasn’t tied down! But it was always Postcards that I had a special fondness for. I especially liked the ones of a certain age that had that hand colored feel. I have also always had a fondness for taking photo panoramas. Piecing together multiple photos to form a larger view (before the panorama mode on cameras and phones). Just one picture wasn’t ever enough to capture the memories. It was natural progression that I combined my love of drawing with my love of collecting and seeing the larger picture so I started expanding the view of some of my Postcards.  Before long, I was hooked!”

Postcards with an Edge: Vintage Postcards and colored pencil drawings can be viewed from now until December 31, 2021 on the third floor of the Bridgeport Public Library’s main branch, which is located at 925 Broad Street.   The exhibit is open Monday and Tuesday from 10 AM to 6 PM, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 PM to 8 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Steve Gerber, Bridgeport born, has been creating architectural renderings for over 40 years. His work has been a favorite among many local architects, real estate professionals, and art lovers since graduating Pratt Institute, majoring in Illustration and Graphic Design. He is manager and founding member of City Lights Gallery, a Non-Profit Arts Center in Bridgeport and has taught at the NY School of Interior Design for nearly 30 years.

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Bridgeport History Center