Sometimes the imperfect is perfect. I love the idea of using overlapping lines and forms while experimenting with mixed media materials. You may also notice that text is another element added to this artwork. I am a firm believer that the energy we put out in the world, we receive back. With that in mind, I am working on this series that uses vibrational / positive text. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we all put a little more love out into the world? Email me at email@example.com for details.
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.
Sung Eun Park
Elizabeth Anne Paquette
Text provide by Dab Art.
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.
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.
“Sisterhood”, 36″ x 36″, Oil Paint on Canvas. There is something beautiful with friendships that stand the test of time.