Upcoming: 2018-2019

 

Relief
August 1-19, 2018 @ The Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven CT

Curated by Noé Jimenez
 

The works exhibited in Relief are paintings "built from scratch". Each painting's deliberate construction emphasizes the preliminary, support, and building processes as crucial elements in the final product. Hong Hong's natural paintings are formed and manipulated by the outdoor environment, building substance through nature's materiality. The cyclical phenomena of nature--churning and dying the paper pulp--directly reflects the impermanence of the work's process and result. Katie Lane and Noé Jimenez coat and envelope ready made or constructed forms, their painting's building process guided by architectural, environmental, and cultural influences. The layers of Lane and Jimenez's work are concentrated impressions of the elements that form the traditionally "completed" painting. Cristina Umaña Durán applies her love of drawing onto installation and textile work as a method of bringing flatness into the three dimensional through site-specific, printed fabric sculptures. By redefining the structure of the painting's physical support, each artist establishes an individualized context. Existing as a combination of image and form, sculpture and painting, these works represent both artistic and literal Relief. 

 

Including the paintings of Hong Hong, Katie Lane, Noé Jimenez, and Cristina Umaña Durán.

 

 

Darker Joys 

Opening March 2019 @ the Kathryn Shultz Gallery, Cambridge MA

These four artists came together organically when they recognized in each other a inherent similarity in sentiment and chromatic intensity. Their uninhibited use of materials and fearless use of color suggests a battle between childlike joy and naïve ferociousness in their work.

 

Artists Included: Keith MacLelland, Katie Lane, Stephanie Todhunter, Amantha Tsaros

 

 

Materials Matter 2: Lavaughan Jenkins and Friends

December 6 - January 24

This two-part exhibit - Materials Matter 1, a solo show of the works of Lavaughan Jenkins, and Materials Matter 2, Lavaughan Jenkins and friends - explores the physicality of paint as an imperative, a rationale for the process and its conclusion. These two exhibits notate the continual elasticity of painting as it has been evolving over centuries, and as an inverse mirror of the ever-accelerating changes in our culture in the Digital Age, and how that is changing the nature and perception of painting. It opens up the conversation among practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of the medium. The works shown are compelling both individually and collectively, as each artist has a different relationship with that conversation and with the material itself.

 

Artist Included: Lavaughan Jenkins, Destiny Palmer, Julie Graham, Katie Lane, Josh Jefferson

 

 

Past Exhibitions

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   Past exhibition:   Sweet n Low    The artists selected for  Sweet n Low  will extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. From kitsch and Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes, to Japanese anime and the contemporary Pop Art work of Takashi Murakami, we’re looking to unleash the roly-poly, goofily-gamboling, saccharine-honeyed creatures on this earth and beyond!  Chosen work, "Diagnosis", will be on display at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA from June 22 - Sept. 3, 2017

Past exhibition: Sweet n Low

The artists selected for Sweet n Low will extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. From kitsch and Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes, to Japanese anime and the contemporary Pop Art work of Takashi Murakami, we’re looking to unleash the roly-poly, goofily-gamboling, saccharine-honeyed creatures on this earth and beyond!

Chosen work, "Diagnosis", will be on display at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA from June 22 - Sept. 3, 2017

 Past Exhibition:   Human BIAS    "The Color of Your Aura", on display Nov. 9 & 10

Past Exhibition: Human BIAS

"The Color of Your Aura", on display Nov. 9 & 10

 Cambridge Art Association   Talking about art, life, and lunch.

Cambridge Art Association

Talking about art, life, and lunch.