Sep 12
Reginald Rowe & McKay Otto – Land Tide & Pivot
12 Sep, 2019. 0 Comments. current, upcoming exhibition. Posted By: Gilon Gutkin
10.04.19 ­— 12.10.19 For those familiar with the vast arc of Reginald Rowe’s prolific career, the works presented in this show may be surprising. These selected works from his early 1970s Land Tide series are a precursor to Rowe’s later, implicitly abstract, geometrically shaped canvases, which often incorporated mixed mediums with thick layers of acrylic paint. The Land Tide paintings are poetic dances with geometry and space. Rowe’s technique of thinly applied paint worked into reductive color fields invokes abstract landscapes, suggesting a mystical trinity of sky, water, and earth. The lyrical compositions reject the passage of time as…
Jan 15
Kelly O’Connor – Modern Future
15 Jan, 2018. 0 Comments. current. Posted By: Gilon Gutkin
03.02 ­— 05.28 Kelly O’Connor addresses central themes that include gender, feminism and family. Her work combines memory, fantasy and fiction, often drawing from Western folklore and the use of iconic characters. In her collage works, O’Connor juxtaposes candy-colored surfaces that are almost sickly sweet with papers sampled from vintage record covers. The appropriated images are drawn from films, advertising and magazines, as well as amusement park and travel memorabilia, from the 1950's and 1960's, a period rich in American stereotypes. Much of O’Connor’s work is about exposing the realities behind the public façades of these icons as well…
Sep 12
Michael Loyd Young — Mesquite
12 Sep, 2017. 0 Comments. past exhibition. Posted By: Gilon Gutkin
10.06 ­— 11.26 Michael Loyd Young's books are always about his backyard. A mirror of the culture where he grew up, as in "Blues, Booze & BBQ" or the lifestyle he has adopted shown in "Beer, Bait & Ammo"...his visual trilogy is capped now with "Mesquite", a warm tribute to the Hill Country where Michael now lives. All of Young's books are visual poems depicting what is right in front of him. Travel stimulates, yet home dominates. Michael has nailed "home" with "Mesquite". Young's work has been showcased in exhibits and magazines throughout Europe, Australia and the U.S. Choosing…
Jun 2
Pat Musick — Excerpts From 25 Year Retrospective
2 Jun, 2017. 0 Comments. past exhibition. Posted By: Gilon Gutkin
05.18 ­— 08.31 Pat Musick is an artist from Manchester Center, Vermont. Her art is in the collections of over fifty museums and public buildings in the United States as well as numerous private collections throughout Europe and Mexico. A dedicated environmentalist, her work is a personal response to the fragility of our planet. Musick's process involves collaborating with her husband, Jerry Carr, a retired NASA astronaut, and together they work to express the imperative that we care for and protect the earth. "For all of my life (since I was four), I have made art. Using my hands…
May 26
Danville Chadbourne — Physical Poetry
26 May, 2016. 0 Comments. past exhibition. Posted By: Gilon Gutkin
10.07 ­— 11.20 Essentially, my work is concerned with the evocation of spiritual or primal states, using simple organic forms, often in suggestive conjunctions that elaborate metaphorically primary issues of ambiguity, morality, accident/intention, contradiction or even existence. Frequently there is an allusion to circumstance, contextual usage, and time as a condition of the work, but it appears in a peripheral, indirect, or generalized way, never specific or obvious.  I have chosen by personal evolution to use forms and images that appear to be part of some culture with an elaborate mythological structure, never quite defined, but evidently interrelated.  I…
Feb 21
Abidemi Olowonira — Echoes in Fragment
21 Feb, 2016. 0 Comments. past exhibition. Posted By: Gilon Gutkin
03.04.16 ­— 05.09.16 I am interested in objects as transformative sources for the exploration of ideas. My goal is to reveal the transcultural dynamics embedded in stories. I consider my work a continuation of the conversation, initiated in 1919 by Russian constructivists’ artists, about the role of the arts in social change. Yet like the surrealists, I want to stretch that dialogue beyond the confines of the concrete. My work involves searching, finding, cutting, dying, sewing, welding, gluing, and mounting of leather, and some stainless steel.  I create sculptures that either have direct or parodic connotations of particular contexts.…
Dec 8
Leigh Anne Lester: Unnatural Selection
8 Dec, 2015. 0 Comments. past exhibition. Posted By: Gilon Gutkin
Publicly on Display 12.04.14 — 02.15.15 My work addresses the place between the genesis of genetic modification and its possible aftereffects. Genetic modification offers humans the resources and means to change the composition of species from the microscopic level to the macroscopic system; to change the composition of a species by deleting or adding an attribute to suit our own desires. But, what is disposable? Too often we don’t have a clear view of what the ramifications will be for a plant that has been altered or the species that depend upon it for survival. The new outcome of this…
Aug 15
Spatial Negotiations: Selected works of Jan Tips and Reginald Rowe
15 Aug, 2015. 0 Comments. past exhibition. Posted By: Gilon Gutkin
Publicly on display 08.07.15 – 09.25.15 Jan Tips and Reginald Rowe spent years together, as a couple and as artists, negotiating the subtleties of space. Most people who live together successfully do this to some degree either consciously or intuitively. Artists (especially those who work in the same field and medium) tend to be even more acutely aware of the distinct yet permeable boundaries of personal space. This refined sense of space is  both physical and metaphysical, encompassing the mundane practicalities of working around and with each other, and navigating the more subtle aspects of honest criticism, and intellectual engagement.…
Apr 13
Kate Budd: Use Unknown, Possibly Ritual
13 Apr, 2015. 0 Comments. past exhibition. Posted By: Gilon Gutkin
Publicly on Display 06.05.15 - 07.27.15 I seek forms that are archetypal and self-contained in the way of a stone or a piece of fruit. Desire, disease, fecundity and constraint are recurring themes; I worry at them like a dog with a bone. By wrapping, polishing and embellishing, I make physical metaphors for these ideas and give in gracefully to the human desire for artifice and decoration. In the beginning, I sketch, exploring variations of ideas until something resonates at the gut level and I am compelled to make it real. Creating a positive by removing material is both magical…
Apr 10
Texas Abstract
10 Apr, 2015. 0 Comments. past exhibition. Posted By: Gilon Gutkin
Modern | Contemporary 10.02 - 11.30 The appearance of abstraction in Texas in the mid- twentieth century and its continued relevance in present day contemporary art is the expansive topic of TEXAS ABSTRACT: Modern Contemporary. This show celebrates five artists included in this beautiful book co-authored by Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards which explores the unexpected role Texas has played in the history of abstraction, and continues to play in the contemporary art world today. Tom Orr, McKay Otto, Margo Sawyer, Liz Ward, and Sydney Yeager are five contemporary artists featured in this book who are producing some of the…