Mel Dion, upcoming exhibition and more
Red Raven Art Company:
Yeon Ro Kang
Opening Reception: October 7, 2016 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
138 N. Prince St
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Debra Ramsay, exhibition at ODETTA Gallery
Exhibit Dates: September 9 – October 9, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday September 9, 6-8 pm
Artists Talk: Sunday October 2, 3pm
Debra Ramsay Hue(s)pace is the gallery’s nineteenth exhibition. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Friday September 9, from 6 – 8:00 pm. Gallery hours are Friday thru Sunday 1-6 pm, and by appointment.
To get there: Cook Street is bordered between Bogart Street to the north, and Evergreen Street to the south. The Morgan Ave stop on the L train is 3.5 blocks from Cook Street.
With a faithful allegiance to geometry and its capacity to reveal profound truths, Debra Ramsay works with mathematical logic to generate or guide form in precise ways. In Hue(s)pace Ramsay become the conduit for the arrangement of shape and the placement of color, thus making time visible in her paintings.
Ramsay gathers her quantitative visual information about changes in color through repetitive and serial systems. Once she develops the system for a specific project, what remains is a form of meditation. What we gain is a time-lapse record of color’s shifts as seasons and life cycles change.
Shea Hembrey, NYC exhibition
Robert Currie, Marcel van Eeden, Shea Hembrey & Oliver Jeffers
September 8 – October 22, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 6-8 pm
Sarah Dineen, Solo Show
September 14 – January 2, 2017
Opening Reception Wednesday September 14, 6-8PM
The Gallery@1GAP is proud to present artist Sarah Dineen’s first solo exhibition in New York. Certain Dark Things is a series of recent large-scale paintings influenced by Pablo Neruda’s Sonnet XVII. Neruda’s short love poem inspired over sixty paintings and numerous works on paper over a five year period, a significant selection of which are on view for the first time here.
As a response to Neruda’s romantic prose, Dineen makes lyrical paintings depicting themes of secrecy, love, and darkness. Creating works as large as nineteen feet, she builds a visual field so complex it forces a close engagement with the viewer. Strong geometric forms dominate her canvases; many are centralized and symmetrical, with a recurring use of industrial shapes and surfaces: tubes, slabs, microphones, coffins. Other works tend towards the organic, suggesting heads and bodies, plant-like vessels, fountains, and urns. Dineen’s strong architectural forms evoke the gravity of love and sexuality, accentuating potential for beauty as much as the prospect of darkness and loss.
While Dineen’s paintings are inspired by Neruda’s poem, she ultimately makes her own rules about what visual, intellectual, and emotional elements to reveal or conceal in her works. Using minimal colors hemmed by gray and black, her surfaces command the painterly field with patterning and impasto that sometimes feign steel or concrete, while other times become light, even decorative. While earlier paintings employed fluid washes and delicate layering, Dineen’s recent pieces tend toward a matte, graphic sensibility reflective of the series’ ongoing consideration of Neruda. In her newest works, solid objects enter hollow ones within hard- edged, geometric compositions, suggesting love as an emotional as well as a physical force, a dark and powerful entanglement.
Sarah Dineen was born in Brewster, Massachusetts. She has shown her work widely in the United States, including the Edward Hopper House Art Center and Museum, Nyack; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn; LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York; Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, New York, Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. She has attended artist residencies at the Golden Foundation, Columbia University, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She holds a BFA from Montserrat College of Art and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she lives and works.
Richard Meier On Prospect Park
One Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn