Friday, January 08, 2016

Philip Slein: Friday, 29 January 2016

Gabriele Evertz, Intensification (Domicile), 2014, Acrylic on canvas over panel, 60 x 60 inches

PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY + MINUS SPACE = COLOR
Reception: Friday, January 29th, 5-8 pm runs through March 12th

For over a decade the visionary gallery Minus Space, based in Brooklyn, has been garnering the attention of the international art scene with its presentation of reductive abstract art. The Philip Slein Gallery is proud to present COLOR, an exhibition of the work of three painters from Minus Space who utilize color not only in the formalism of their work, but more deeply to create intensities of mood and emotion.

GABRIELE EVERTZ writes of her work, "Color is a force of energy. It becomes visible when it strikes a surface. Then it can be measured and named. The visible is a living sensation where seeing, thinking and feeling converge."

ROBERT SWAIN writes of his work,"Color is a form of energy...that stimulates perceptual processes and is instrumental in conveying emotions."

SANFORD WURMFELD is a scholar of color relationships and an exacting technician in the execution of his paintings, yet he summarizes his work with the mantra, "There should be soul in every painting, no matter what you do."

All three of these painters share a passion for color, for geometry, and for precision, but the strength of the work is in the emotion their works create. It is this strength that is, in the end, the true focus of this exhibition.

Also showing in the Project Space is VANITAS, an exhibition of work by MATTHEW DELEGET, founder and director of Minus Space Gallery. Matthew writes regarding the Vanitas paintings,“For this exhibition, I am presenting a suite of new monochrome paintings made of enamel spray paint on canvas and highly decorative frames. The works fuse painting and its formal presentation into a single visual experience and examine perceived issues of taste and authority within the theater of an exhibition space. These works were specifically informed by Dutch vanitas/still life painting of the 16th-17th centuries, Piet Mondrian’s neoplastic paintings from the 1920s-1940s, and the Radical Painting Group active in NYC during the 1970s-1980s.”

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

The Philip Slein Gallery
314.361.2617
4735 McPherson Ave.
Central West End

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