Garry Harley currently has eight Op Art works on display in a show called “Look again”, located on the 3rd Floor at Neiman-Marcus, 5 Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The exhibition is free to enter and runs from now (started mid-June) until 30 September 2013.
“This show includes work from three of Harley’s recent issued series; the image selected for the show from his Wave Series called YELLOW BEACH RED TIDE has also been accepted for display in the 33rd Faber Birren National Color Award Show conducted by the Stamford Art Association. In a980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant, author of 27 books on color theory, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award to be given to an artist for original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope, encouraging artist in all media. The SAA will host an Artist Reception/Awards Ceremony at its Town House Gallery on Sunday October 6th between the hours of 4:00-6:00 PM (open to the public at 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT).
The show LOOK AGAIN at Neiman-Marcus-Boston also includes the image YELLOW CLIFFS of DOVER. This image is composed of seven grouped receding frames on a yellow field, each frame has the same geometric shape but also progressive darker shade of color. Viewers have indicated that when they ‘fixate’ on the center of either image in this show they experience a certain ‘visual movement’ of the surrounding frame.”
You can find out more about Garry on his website. We are also going to feature more work by Garry in the near future on this site so keep an eye out for that.
Stephen Jaques will be showing two paintings in this years Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
“Now in its 245th year, the Summer Exhibition remains a much anticipated highlight of the arts calendar, serving as a unique window on to all areas of the contemporary art world. It is the world’s largest open-submission exhibition, displaying more than 1,000 works in all styles and media, including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, architectural models and film.”
The paintings on display are Rotation and Gemini (see below). The show runs from June 10th until the 18th August and is well worth a visit.
The David Richard Gallery is currently running another new exhibition (see here for other current exhibition by Beverly Fishman at David Richard Gallery) by celebrated Op Artist Richard Anuszkiewicz. The gallery is located at 544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM 87501, USA. The exhibition is called ‘VARIATIONS: EVOLUTION OF THE ARTIST’S MEDIA 1986 – 2012‘ and runs May 10 2013 to June 15 2013. Given that there are 2 superb Op Art related exhibitions at the David Richard Gallery, we strongly recommend that if you live anywhere near there or are going to be in the area you drop in and take a look.
Anuszkiewicz – Translumina Blue Tinted Red
“Featuring sculptural works accompanied by drawings and paintings, the exhibition maps the evolution of Richard Anuszkiewicz’s art from 1986 through 2012 as he moves out of the purely two-dimensional plane and explores visual perception and three-dimensional space with the greatest economy of means, using only thin strips of wood or metal that are painted with just two or three carefully selected hues. Creating reductive structures, he takes advantage of a well known phenomenon in which the viewer’s mind completes the minimal constructs, envisioning a whole from the fragments by filling in the suggested flat surfaces or layers of overlapping planes. These structures are not only more architectural, but much simpler than his paintings, relying less on painting methods to create optical illusions and more on a literal approach aided by pure color.
In the Translumina series, the painted wooden strips on wall reliefs or pedestal sculptures create open structures that read as solid three-dimensional shapes. In the wall reliefs, the distances between the wood strips are graduated, which in combination with alternating hues model the rectangular shapes and create the illusion of rounded columns. Thus, he creates and maintains a tension between painting and sculpture to create the illusion of solid three-dimensional overlapping shapes. Another series of sculptures is still more reductive, whereby Anuszkiewicz uses only thin strips of metal constructed in a two-dimensional plane painted with one to four colors—mostly primary—such that they appear as line drawings. These sculptures are so open and transparent, they seem to float like boxes and cruciform structures in space.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by John Yau of New York.”
Anuszkiewicz – Inner Red on Yellow
The gallery is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Entrance is free.
A new exhibition by Beverly Fishman is on now at the David Richard Gallery, 544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM 87501, USA. The exhibition is called ‘Wavelength’ and runs May 10 2013 to June 15 2013. The exhibition is the second solo exhibition for Beverly Fishman at the gallery and features new works painted on stainless steel.
“Fishman’s latest work focuses on wavelengths that are used in medicine, such as EKGs and EEG and other diagnostic tests. While these wavelengths are a physical representation of specific bodily functions, in Fishman’s work she uses them to comment on how medical data becomes a more important representation of the patient than the actual person in our high tech, data driven, fast paced world. Icons of pharmaceuticals subtly collaged among the data along with bright and fluorescent colored stripes of barcodes reference the temptation of marketing and a consumer-driven culture that believes in and expects a cure for every disease and discomfort. All painted on polished reflective stainless steel, allows the viewers to glean a hint of themselves through the data and decide if there really is a pill to cure their ill.
Inspired early in her career by Gene Davis, Richard Anuszkiewicz and Mel Bochner, her artwork is rooted in color and hard edge painting, Op Art and Pop Art. However, Fishman has created her own language that imbues her paintings, wall reliefs and sculptures with a conceptual underpinning that challenges the viewer visually and intellectually. The exhibition also features one of Fishman’s latest Pill Spill sculptures, consisting of many blown glass elements that are larger scale replicas of pharmaceuticals clustered together as though just poured from a bottle by someone scrambling in search of the right drug for that particular moment.”
The gallery is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Entrance is free.
I’m a bit late on this one for various reasons, but Tom Martinelli is currently exhibiting at the David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The exhibition features work from the period 1993-1998 and runs until 4th May 2013.
“Martinelli, a New York City–based artist now lives and works in New Mexico. His art-making practice has largely focused on abstract painting, but more recently has incorporated elements of photography. Martinelli has had numerous solo exhibitions in New York and his artwork included in numerous group exhibitions in New York, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, among other cities. His paintings have been exhibited internationally in Vienna, Austria, London and Manchester, England. Martinelli has received many grants and fellowships, including the distinguished Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award twice. His artwork has been reviewed in numerous publications including New York Magazine, ARTnews Modern Painters, New York Times, Art + Auction, Review Magazine and THE Magazine.”
The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Entrance is free.
David Richard Gallery
Railyard Arts District
544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501