.Rolling in the Deep
Kenise Barnes Fine Art, May 19 - July 21
Through the window: Hey those are my paintings!.
You didn't think I would leave my show out of this series? Actually, it's not my how. It's a four-artist exhibition--with Christine Aaron, Cecile Chong, Lorraine Glessner and myself--at Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont, a quick Metro North ride out of Manhattan. Barnes wanted to mount a show of contemporary encaustic painting with the artists she represents. While the four of us work differently, and to different result, Barnes focused on the quality of depth--in hue, layer, visual narrative and image--as handled by myself, Glessner, Chong and Aaron, respectively, even adopting Adele's Grammy hit, Rolling in the Deep, for our title.
Since I already wrote about the work in a preview in May before the show opened, here let me take you on a walk-through. We start by looking through the window, above, and walk clockwise around the gallery.
Joanne Mattera, Coming Up For Air, 2012, encaustic on panel, 24 x 60 inches.
Inside, on the left wall, Barnes played my saturated geometry against Lorraine Glessner's baroque weave of culture and time
Above: From the window with my Coming Up for Air, Uttar 234 and Uttar 230
Below: Three by Lorraine Glessner, including Burn Baby Burn, Angels Without Wings and, on back wall, Secret
Lorraine Glessner, Burn Baby Burn, 2012, encaustic, horse and human hair, mixed media on silk on panel, 48 x 48 x 1.5 inches
The right side of the gallery, looking in through the front window
Inside, from window: Paintings by Cecile Chong and Christine Aaron. Here Chong's complex cultural narrative of displacement and alientation and Aaron's richly dense woods pull us deep into their respective paintings
Cecile Chong, Eastern Time, 2010, encaustic, 48 x 48 inches
Continuing along the wall: Paintings by Christine Aaron.
Below: Aaron's Forest Muse I, encaustic on patinated copper, 24 x 24 inches
Read the Huffington Post review by D. Dominick Lombardi here..
Rolling in the Deep is up through tomorrow. For more color, Super Saturated: Pigment and Pattern, also curated by Kenise Barnes, is at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York, through August 19.
Next week: Charline Von Heyl at the ICA/Boston