Opening Reception: October 5 6-8pm
Danielle Coenen is a Boston based painter who creates faces characterized by saturated palettes and merging of figurative with abstract. She received a BFA from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, trained in both figure painting and sculpture. Hide and Seek will be her second solo show, other notable including multiple juried exhibitions in Boston and an invitational at the Attleboro Arts Museum in 2016.
Transpazialismo the horizon and beyond experience, passion and courage are definitely the starting point to explore the how and why we came to this event. For years, we treat artists such as Lucio Fontana, who had intuitions, opened roads and changed the way of conceiving the canvas, the color and art in general. By working with an artist of this caliber we were able to deepen its modus operandi, get inside his head and understand the deeper reasons for the choices made.
The Transasia Stacks series comprises 27x40” digital photographic prints in editions of three. One of the most poignant of these contains the rutted snowy landscape of Sag Harbor superimposed by an image of a Guanyin in typical flowing robes with a flame nimbus in place of a halo. Gerald Pryor’s work offsets the earthly and the divine in an image of great beauty and transparency.
Paulien Lethen is a US resident but kept her Dutch nationality. Her paintings reflect influences of the different worlds she lived and has lived in: Greece, New York, Japan and The Netherlands. Her works have exhibited internationally in The Netherlands, Greece, Japan and the USA.
Little Things is meant to be a show with which to greet the holiday season and encompasses artists from around the world, and varied styles of art who were chosen for their quality and size. Their works hold some similarities in that they are abstract or abstracted, and they are all small and meant to be enjoyed from close up. These little jewels that offer big pleasure are in themselves complete and defined works of art by mid-career artists with established reputations.
Lori Kent is a New York City-based visual artist and writer. She works primarily in beeswax, wood and other organic materials to create pastoral images, often reduced to elements such as grass, trees, sky, and dirt. Her paintings document cultivated, idealized or nonexistent nature. Each image is a proposition about paradise lost or reconfigured in her native South.
Rigorismo, influenced by Lucio Fontana and a survey exhibition of Italy’s preeminent artists who represent the genesis, progression, and future of the Spazialismo movement. Rigorismo is rooted in the tradition of the Spazialismo (Spatialism) movement of the late 1940s, as well as the German Zero movement of the late 1950s.
In her newest works, Hart paints on diaphanous materials. One can literally see inside her paintings. It is her use of paint that she pours, drips and becomes still in mid air, with gestural sculpted lines in and out of her frames that she constructs inside of her paintings. In doing this she pushes and merges painting, drawing and sculpture so they all work independently but off of each other so to give the viewer a different kind of interaction.
Gallery Art Center started its activity in 1963 , with the aim of increasing research and cultural affirmation not only as an exhibition space , but as a meeting place for intellectuals, artists and art lovers . The interdisciplinary approach has always been the cornerstone of its business : many, in fact, were the moments of collaboration with architects, designers, and then meetings, debates , book presentations and musical moments .