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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.

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Karen Greville-Smith-Gone
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 background in graphic design, the artist has an excellent sense of composition and is able to place objects expertly in the picture plane, finding new meanings in familiar items by isolating them and manipulating forms in terms of scale, color, and shadow.

Perhaps the hallmark of Karen Greville-Smith’s work is her remarkable use of color and the way she is able to manipulate light and shadow to bring her work to an entirely new level. As she explains, “Primarily a colorist, my love of color and light informs atmosphere in my work.” Indeed, there is an ethereal component to her work, a sense of the surreal. In the end, these engaging paintings encourage us to find the magical in the everyday.

Exhibition Dates: October 10, 2014 – October 30, 2014
Reception: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

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Featured Artists:

Maryhelen Ewing | Kristina Garon | Karen Greville-Smith | Debbie Grossman | Kenji Inoue | Giorgio Linda | Brenda Ness-Cooper | Nobuko Ogawa | Claudia Pombo | Thomas Raoult | Robert Paul Saphier

About the Exhibition

The exhibition Divergent Realities gently guides the viewer through an emotional tour from tranquility to insensibility. Maryhelen Ewing’s calm landscapes and Giorgio Linda’s lithe, poignant subjects prepare visitors for a trip down the rabbit hole, as the works quickly segue into the shattered and surreal still lifes of the late Robert Paul Saphier, or the frantic abstract whirlwinds of color by Kristina Garon. All of the artists in the exhibition offer unquestionable talent in their varied media, and the resulting show is an experience to behold.