Imagine the Tree/Still Life: Poetries of Abstraction
Joseph Byrne's new works — casein on paper — are abstractions with straight edges pieced together like building blocks. Carolyn Brunelle's recent acrylic paintings are vibrantly colored abstractions brimming with the emotional intensity of a Van Gogh (without his signature brushwork). Together, the two artists herald spring and summer at Groveland Gallery in a double-header as welcome as warmer temperatures. According to a recent press release, Brunelle's technique involves "applying multiple layers of acrylic paint to the canvas surface, then sanding and scraping the paint to reveal layers of pigment, light, and texture" as she investigates bulbous forms, both human-made and natural. Byrne's approach in creating work involves "fictionalizing" lines, planes, and forms. Their differences celebrate the infinite possibilities of abstraction. There will be an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10. (Joseph Byrne, Composition 8)
May 10-June 22, 2013
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