Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gray Matter

Paul Behnke, Elia Bettaglio, Cat Balco, Katie Claiborne, Katie Crown, Rose DeSiano, Eric Dever, Donna Festa, David Fratkin, Danielle Goldsmith, Anki King, Michael Mancari, Michael Lee, Stephanie McMahon, Frank Meuschke, Tempest NeuCollins, Margaret Noel, Bruce Pollock, Anne Russinof, Tony Saunders, Julie Shapiro, Anita Thacher and Tamar Zinn.


and follow-up

Bemist, oil on canvas, 24"x24"  2011 

.... despite its frankly dull reputation, gray can achieve visual and optical effects that other colors cannot. Gray makes the colors near it explode. The strongest abstract works in the show made this popping effect the crux of their composition.In ”Bemist” (2011), Julie Shapiro places a set of light blue stripes in a gray field. The lines looked so bright, intense and almost neon because they float on layers of gray. More muted blue lines are buried in the composition and all this adds formal density to the work, particularly on the lower-right corner.....

Exhibition Dates: June 21 - August 6, 2011

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