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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.

Gesture & Geometry

Artist Shilo Ratner Blue Depth, 20 x 20in

The Ely Center is hosting a satellite exhibition from In Formation: Gesture & Geometry, the current exhibition at Perspectives Gallery at the Whitney Center in Hamden. Featured artists include Robert Gregson, Laura Moriarty, Ben Parker, Ken Lovell, and Shilo Ratner.

The Opening Reception and Holiday Gathering is December 2 from 1-3 pm. The Closing Reception is January 6th, 2019 from 1-3 pm.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

I can’t believe I haven’t posted in so long. I’m more of a Instagram micro blogger. I’m working everyday in my studio but apparently not spending that much time on my website.  Well, I have two upcoming exhibits on the horizon one in the East and one in the West .

“WINTER SHOWING”
December 2- January 6
Ely Center of Contemporary Art
51 Trumbull Street New Haven, CT
Reception: December 2, 1-3pm

“EGGIWEGS”
DEC 8 – FEB 16
DAB ART
1793 East Main Street Ventura, CA

 

IN FORMATION: GESTURE & GEOMETRY

Submerged, 20 x 20in, Acrylic
Submerged, 20 x 20in, Acrylic

I am excited to have my work in this upcoming exhibit and to be giving an artist talk about my process prior to the reception from 2:30-2:45.

IN FORMATION: GESTURE & GEOMETRY
SEPT 15- January 5, 2018
Perspectives Gallery @ Whitney Center

Reception: September 15, 3-5pm
Artist Talk: 2:30

An “off-site” program of Ely Center of Contemporary Art
Curated by Debbie Hesse
Technical Curator, Steven Olsen