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Kathryn Markel Fine Arts presents ECHOES – a group show

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Echoes, a group show of works that are manifestations of loss featuring artists Peter Hoffer, Sarah Irvin, Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Ryan Sarah Murphy, and Dana Oldfather (Dana Oldfather, “Porch Lights On” above).

An echo, at its core, is a distant version of what it once was. A sound reverberates, then fades. It can be a haunting memory, or instill a sense of wonder. An echo can also be a reminiscence, a nod to something that came before it. The present echoes the past. It is not a perfect replication of it, but an acknowledgment of its heritage.

The works collected in this group show are echoes both in process and in concept. Their origins are transformed and concealed. The resulting piece appears to be its own entity, but still contains whispers of how it began. There is a loss of form, color, or imagery, but that does not detract from what remains. These artists are also investigating the loss of places, time, objects, and concepts as they create so that the work itself becomes an homage, an echo, to these distant sources.

On View November 30th – December 23rd, 2017

Susan English’s Polymer Colorfield Paintings at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

 

Kathryn Markel Fine Art presents Susan English, “Intervals” on view October 14th – November 25th, 2017.

An interval can signify the transition between places, events, or time. It is in these spaces that Susan English thrives. Her works are specifically calibrated sequences of intervals, activated by those particular moments of passage between color and surface. These narrative relationships can either evoke a sense of vastness or of intimacy.

An interval can also signify a pause, a moment to stop and take a breath between bouts of activity. With its tranquil palette and ability to draw you into a meditative space as you get lost in its layers, English’s work represents an opportunity to take this breath. She creates a catalyst for the immersive experience she makes room for when finding inspiration; a chance to solely get lost in observation.

 

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts presents Recent Paintings

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Lisa Breslow, “Recent Paintings” on view October 14th – November 25th, 2017.

Lisa Breslow’s landscapes and cityscapes are an exercise in contrasts. Both the natural world and architectural grit have a place in her work, highlighting the pull of New York City created by these opposing forces existing side-by-side. Breslow distills her depictions of our surroundings down to their essence, creating atmospheric scenes activated by mood, energy, and light rather than a literal portrayal. Her streets and parks feel familiar, but not quite your own.

Marcelyn McNeil’s show Revising Making-Nice at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Revising Making Nice, Marcelyn McNeil’s second solo show at the gallery.

Marcelyn McNeil’s latest large-scale abstract oil paintings react against the tendency to overly manicure work. While her strong sense of color remains, McNeil strives to loosen up and broaden her vocabulary. She combines poured paint, fades, and drawing to create new relationships between softer forms.
 
High-pitched color amplifies the energy that has always existed in McNeil’s work, but now there is a greater sense of playfulness, sensuality, and risk. The interplay of competing elements activates the paintings so that they nearly feel animated. They are exuberant yet quietly confident, fueled by off-kilter humor and anthropomorphism.
 
Yet McNeil is steadfastly a modernist in that she remains faithful to the flatness of the surface, eschewing modeling or linear perspective to create the illusion of depth through color and shape. Formalism moves freely in and out of her work. Her compositions appear both carefully considered and the result of intuitive exploration.  

On View September 7th – October 14th, 2017

Following the Thread – a group show at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts”Following the Thread”

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts presents “Following the Thread”

The distinct divide between the worlds of art and craft has been rapidly shrinking. Artists who work with textiles are being welcomed into the contemporary art world like never before. Following the Thread celebrates a selection of these artists who are experimenting with and being inspired by textiles and the techniques used to work with them in a modern way. Drawn to the aesthetics or the cultural and political connotations of textiles, their work looks to the tenets of painting, applying notions of space, form, and color to their manipulation of fabric and thread.

Ongoing and closes September 2nd.

Image courtesy of the gallery Debra Smith’s “Memory Trace Revisited, No. 2.”

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