July 21, 2017
July 14, 2017
Danish aesthetic movement chairs
July 13, 2017
Galerie Gris is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Cynthia Carlson. Inspired by Roman baroque ceiling paintings and their illusionistic possibilities, these new paintings maintain a formalistic approach where the more structured, more pictorial side of the work meets the more chaotic and eccentric. The individual paintings are shaped canvases constructed of multiple canvases assembled to create one unified piece. Each has their own motif or symbol, but also functions as part of the larger image. These irregular shaped canvases sometimes form negative spaces, a ‘keyhole’ shape, which makes the exterior edges respond to the energetic rhythms of elements pictured within and also questions the boundaries between painting and sculpture. The color is both physical and ephemeral creating a playful exuberance in these canvases that seem to evolve into shaped rectangular archipelagos or clusters intersecting with unknown consequences.
July 10, 2017
July 9, 2017
July 8, 2017
CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS ON CARDBOARD
FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART
OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 5 2017
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Philippe Halaburda’s highly unusual body of work is inspired by his 2015 move to New York City, when he made the daring decision to paint on cardboard, a material easily acquired in the streets of Brooklyn. Flattened packages, tubes used for carpet or fabrics, and even cereal boxes provided an exciting deviation from traditional shapes and canvas surfaces and increased the urban narrative of Halaburda’s work.
The works on cardboard seem to channel the metropolitan energy of New York. Applying the language of abstract expressionism has created intense, emotional paintings while retaining a fierce sense of identity and independence. With each painting, Halaburda embarks on an improvisational journey, the outcome being vivid, rhythmic compositions of geometric shapes and staccato brushstrokes, always spontaneous yet precisely executed. Halaburda’s palette reflects the psychological state imposed by his environment.
It comes as no surprise that an artist with global influence would attribute such significance to the relationship between location and psyche. Halaburda has exhibited work in the United States, Canada, Europe (France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium), and Australia. Halaburda’s work is also in the collection of many institutions such as the Radar (Bayeux, France), Draguignan Permanent Art Collection (Draguignan, France), and the Villa Baulieu Art Collection (Aix-en-Provence, France). It is also in private collections in the United States, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, the Netherlands, and China.
First Caalvaryy, 2015, acrylic on cardboard, 35″ x 39″
The Devvon Foxx, 2015, acrylic on cardboard, 16″ x 14″
Ekkford Nevvel, 2015, acrylic on cardboard, 38″ x 47″
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