EGGIWEGS DAB ART GALLERY

EGGIWEGS DAB ART GALLERY

 

Imagine, 20 x 20", Acrylic on Canvas
Imagine, 20 x 20in, Acrylic

 

OPENING RECEPTION | DECEMBER 8 | 6-8P

H GALLERY | MIDTOWN VENTURA

Dab Art is pleased to present EGGIWEGS at H Gallery in Midtown Ventura. Aberrantly titled as an homage to the protagonist in the iconic film Clockwork Orange; EGGIWEGS is an international exhibition featuring 21 contemporary artists from around the U.S., Canada and South Korea. This vivid and striking exhibit is primarily composed of abstract works with an emphasis on color fields.

Stylistically, there was a break in the late 1950’s from post war Abstract Expressionism. Artists were experimenting with large fields of flat solid colors across the canvas. By creating a flat picture plane with a dense spread, these pioneers painted works free of objective context, favoring concept over technique.

One of these pioneers, Jules Olitski (1922-07) famously rejected any gestural brushwork, preferring to use an industrial spray-gun to apply paint to his canvases. Interested only in conveying the power of pure color, Olitski abandoned formal narratives with the goal of producing work devoid of all emotional and spiritual elements. While the original idea may have been to eliminate an obvious subject matter, the works of Mark Rothko (1903-70) in contrast, were highly representational of his personal life. His gargantuan abstracts were an eerie evolution of color, moving from brilliant, bright hues during early success, into a drastically dark palette leading up to his suicide.

The artists remembered for their color field abstracts attempted to severe an emotional connection to their work, fortuitously starting a entirely new genre of art. Similar to the artists of the late 1950’s, EGGIWEGS examines the psychological use color by manifesting the principles or attributes of the original movement in an exhibition of 40 impressive and undeniably immersive works. Artworks available on Artsy.

Ricardo Beron
Glenn Carter
Glen Moriwaki
Mark Bennion
Tracy Childs
Tom Bolles
Karen Anable-Nichols
Shilo Ratner
Sacha 9
Sung Eun Park
Ethan Snow

Carl Shubs
Denby Dale
Reina Castellanos
Elizabeth Anne Paquette
Young-Jin Han
Jessamyn Box
Greg Martin
Terri Lloyd
Blandine Saint-Oyant
Lisa Ross

 

Text provide by Dab Art.

IMAGINE at the MOCA

I feel so blessed to have my abstract painting, Imagine, chosen for Make Your Mark – Summer National Juried Exhibition at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Exhibition opens Saturday, June 16, and runs through Sunday, July 29, 2018.

Imagine, 20 x 20", Acrylic on Canvas, yellow, abstract, ocean, littoral, peace
Imagine, 20 x 20″, Acrylic on Canvas

The Juror for this exhibit is Jen Tough.  (text from MOCA website)
Jen Tough Gallery is a contemporary gallery and art consultancy located in Benicia, California. Programming includes an  ambitious exhibition schedule comprised of solo shows rotating every several weeks, multiple art fairs, and the  management of Opus – an invitational artist collective for independent artists. Jen Tough has a BFA from the Ohio State University, attending the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Parsons School of Design program in West Africa. She was the Art Director for Urban Outfitters, Hollywood Records, Warner Bros Records, numerous national magazines, and was a creative consultant for Nike for many years.

 

Ely Center Closing Reception

Images from the Ely Center of Contemporary Art Residency Closing Reception

Mystic Museum of Art

Just received news that my piece “Savoring the Moment” got into the 106th  CAFA 2017 Mystic Museum of Art Exhibition. Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, June 29 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Mystic Museum of Art.

Savoring the Moment
Artist: Shilo Ratner, Savoring the Moment, 48″ x 48″, Acrylic on canvas