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Current Exhibition

Russell Tyler
Altered State
Russell Tyler   
Saturday, January 6th - Saturday, February 10th
Opening Reception: Friday, January 26th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Russell Tyler - BMP, 2017 Russell Tyler - FLP, 2017 Russell Tyler - YP, 2017 Russell Tyler - PMP, 2017
Russell Tyler - YM, 2017
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Russell Tyler's recent paintings are a playful, method-based approach to abstraction, as opposed to his earlier series which captured an expressionist bravura or cool geometry. In these new works, Tyler uses mid-sized canvases that are deceivingly large in scale with outlined marks that act as drop shadows and compositions that stretch edge to edge.  Alternating between a vertical and horizontal format these works flirt with references to weeds, trees, and ponds without veering into representational territory. Rather, they read as graphic, punchy abstractions painted with close value ranges, about 5 colors to each work, overlapping think washes with thick impastoed handling.  

Some works, like "RMP" fashion themselves as dynamic, sensual contrasts.  Here, two large, dark curvilinear forms are balanced by a light, salmon-colored one that cuts through the center of the canvas.  Other works, like "RV", "FLP," and "YP", feel celebratory as multi-colored tendril-like marks splinter off from the center toward the edge of the canvas.  The value contrasts combine with the compositional treatment to create an explosive effect reminiscent of fireworks against a night sky.  
                          




Artist: Russell Tyler, Title: BMP, 2017 - click for larger image
Russell Tyler  BMP, 2017 
70 x 62 Inches  , Oil on canvas 

 

 

Group Show
Trudy Benson, Farshad Farzankia, Benjamin Klein, Jean Isamu Nagai
Group Show
Saturday, January 6th - Saturday, February 10th
Opening Reception: Friday, January 26th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Trudy Benson - Pareidolia, 2017 Trudy Benson - Puff, 2017
Farshad Farzankia - Negotiation Skills: Alexanderplatz, Berlin, 2017
Benjamin Klein - Tracer, 2017 Benjamin Klein - Sweeter than Ever, 2017
Jean Isamu Nagai - A Place We Never Visited, 2017 (Diptych, each panel 36 x 36 inches) Jean Isamu Nagai - Molly Blue, 2017 Jean Isamu Nagai - Her Strength, 2017
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on images.

      
Group Show

Trudy Benson

Farshad Farzankia

Benjamin Klein

Jean Isamu Nagai

Opening:
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Exhibition Dates:

January 6 - February 10, 2018

Artist Reception:
Friday, January 26, 2018
5 - 7 p.m.
              




Artist: Jean Isamu Nagai, Title: BMP, 2017 - click for larger image
Russell Tyler  BMP, 2017 
70 x 62 Inches  , Oil on canvas 


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