September, 2014

Kristina Garon. A New Spin on the Natural World

Kristina Garon. A New Spin on the Natural World

“When I am creating art,” Kristina Garon says, “it just comes to me naturally.” That feeling of naturalness and spontaneity is at the heart of what gives her paintings their appeal. “I can’t wait to see what comes to my canvas,” she adds, and that journey of discovery is something viewers also make while taking […]

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Maryhelen Ewing. Making Metaphors That Speak to the Viewer

Maryhelen Ewing. Making Metaphors That Speak to the Viewer

“My aim is to provide visual metaphors that relate to the human condition,” says Maryhelen Ewing of her work. In her hands, a still life or landscape is more than just the objects depicted. The shapes, colors and perspectives in her images have a life of their own, combining her talent for observation with a […]

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Kenji Inoue’s Otherworldly Landscapes: Exploring the Emotional Plane

Kenji Inoue’s Otherworldly Landscapes: Exploring the Emotional Plane

Japanese artist Kenji Inoue produces stunning works that combine a surrealistic vision with a decidedly figurative bent. His compositions are ambitious and otherworldly, seamlessly blending elements of color, line, and form in new ways to create fantastical landscapes replete with emotive expression. Colors are at once bold and vibrant and yet simultaneously soft and beckoning, […]

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Karen Greville-Smith. Creating Magic through Light and Color

Karen Greville-Smith. Creating Magic through Light and Color

The stylistic, expressive paintings of British artist Karen Greville-Smith are as whimsical as they are profound. Working in oil on canvas or board and in pastel on paper, she draws from a range of subject matter to explore how lines, colors, geometric shapes, and surface patterns intersect in unique ways to create form. With a […]

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Stephan Schoeppler. Creating Images That Take Flight

Stephan Schoeppler. Creating Images That Take Flight

In creating his paintings, Stephan Schoeppler says he is trying to “intrigue the viewer with shapes and shadows, creating a feeling of weightlessness and flight.” That feeling of flight is clearly seen in works that bring a lightness of touch to solidly grounded compositions. Working in oils and in mixed media, the artist creates a […]

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440 Gallery Presents Look Again Paintings of Unseen Views by Ella Yang

440 Gallery Presents Look Again Paintings of Unseen Views by Ella Yang

Brooklyn, NY – One might wonder why an artist like Ella Yang, whose passion for plein air painting was ignited in the lush countryside of Italy’s Umbria, would want to paint disintegrating pilings in the Gowanus Canal, or a local bodega that has seen better days. Yang, in fact, has painted many such views over […]

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440 Gallery Presents Coloratura, Gail Flanery Works on Paper

440 Gallery Presents Coloratura, Gail Flanery Works on Paper

Brooklyn, NY – Coloratura, literally “coloring” in Italian, is a term that refers to elaborate operatic melody. Gail Flanery’s solo exhibition at 440 Gallery exemplifies both those senses of the word. This new collection of works on paper sings with the exuberance of a virtuoso. Flanery’s forte is color: rich and nuanced, reveling in bold […]

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