If you are in town for Armory Week, please add Tria Gallery to your itinerary. I am exhibiting new work at Tria Gallery, 532 West 25th Street, NYC. Thursday, and Saturday, 11am to 6pm, Friday, 12pm to 5pm, and by appointment.
I am exhibiting several paintings this month in my new Seattle WA home, Frederick Holmes and Company. When you are in the wonderful Occidental Square neighborhood, please stop by and see my photo collage, encaustic and mixed media portraits along with the work of a stellar group of artists from the gallery.
Frederick Holmes and Company 309 Occidental Avenue S Seattle, WA (in Occidental Square) Tel: +1 206.682.0166 Moblie: +1 360.790.1758
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm Sunday: 11:00am – 6pm Closed Monday, or by appointment 360.790.1758
I began my expedition on Saturday, September 8th at the opening of Joanne Mattera’s exhibition Chromatic Geometries, at Arden Gallery in Boston, MA.
I was drawn into this exhibition by it’s melodic color, geometry and order. As I approached the surface of the work, it was there I began to understand the poetic language of harmony and discord in the hue and texture. The sharp, straight edge shapes against the softly textured brush strokes became apparent when the light fell across them and revealed this elegant pairing in subtle layers. This discovery drew me the through the exhibition, going in and around the layers, through the play of light to explore the rich and sometimes unexpected chromatic architecture in each of Joanne’s encaustic paintings.
Joanne Mattera’s exhibition, Chromatic Geometries will be up through September 30th at Arden Gallery, 129 Newbury Street, Boston, MA.
Sunday morning I headed south to Philadelphia PA for the opening of the of Lisa Pressman’s Inside Matters at The Rosenfeld Gallery.
On exhibit were both large and small canvases. As I moved through the gallery I realized the dimensions were a mere physical attribute and I could see that every canvas was equally charged with a large complex history. It became clear to me that the abstract imagery was a narrative that came from deep within the artist. The work pulled me in to investigate the secretive mark making, covered and revealed over and over until the story was told and the light seeped through the rich impasto skin.
Lisa Pressman’s exhibition, Inside Matters will be up through September 29th at The Rosenfeld Gallery, 113 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA.
By Sunday evening I was a bit tired from my trek south, but was soon revived by the lavish color and pattern that filled the studio of Karen Freedman in North Wales PA. The studio work space was a carefully considered visual feast of encaustic paint that was mixed, labeled and choreographed to delight the senses.
Of course, the real treasures to be found in this studio were the paintings. Karen’s encaustic paintings drew me in and spun me around the magical mathematics of these improbable spaces that were cut and polished like a precious stone.
Karen Freedman has two exhibitions opening soon: Cerulean Arts Gallery · Studio, 1355 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA, October 30 – November 23 and at the James Gallery, 413 South Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA.
Over the years my studio practice has evolved as message influenced medium and conversely, medium influenced message. I have continued to search, explore, examine, and combine ideas in various ways, successfully and not. My art making experience has been organic and wonderfully unexpected. However, my color mixing has been the one factor in my studio practice that has been unfailingly consistent. —-My method for mixing color for each new painting consists of two to three days of inspiration, self-loathing and eureka.
The following has been re-posted from Facebook:
I am pleased to announce that Frederick Holmes and Company is now representing my work in Seattle, Washington.
Frederick Holmes and Company-Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art is located in the center of Occidental Square in the heart of historic Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington. Please stop by the gallery to see my work if you are in seattle or visit online.
For more information:
Frederick Holmes and Company 309 Occidental Square Seattle, Washington 98104 (Occidental Square)
Phone: +1 206.682.0166 Mobile: +1 360.790.1758 @: email@example.com www.frederickholmesandcompany.com
Like many people, I was awake for most of the early hours before sunrise on April 16th 2013. The bloody slaughter and devastation of the previous day’s bombing at the Patriot’s Day Boston Marathon was twisting and turning through my soul. At some point during these bleak hours I envisaged this painting, I Am Hopeful. This is my love letter to you Boston.
ABOVE: In the window this week at Lanoue Fine Art, Newbury Street, Boston MA. I Am Hopeful, photo collage, encaustic and mixed media, 60″ x 48″. ©2013 Marybeth Rothman