Drew Boughton, Box 10, 2001, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART is pleased to exhibit
COMPOSITIONS the Hudson debut exhibition of abstract
painter DREW BOUGHTON.
ON VIEW THROUGH SPRING 2015
Among the seemingly endless number of talented artists relocating to the Hudson Valley there is DREW BOUGHTON.
Mr. Boughton, a recent Hudson, NY resident, arrived via Toronto from Los Angeles where he had worked in the theatre and film industry for many years. His experience with the stage and big screen as art director and production designer informs his painting with an uncommon power in scale and movement. An eye trained to create big statements is apparent in the calculated risk Boughton takes in his vibrant color and black and white paintings. This is not shy or pretty work.
The paintings in thick acrylic on canvas express moments of bold contrast in broad strokes and sheer layers of pigment. Vigorous application of the medium creates a "focused recklessness". One can sense the struggle of the background and foreground environment in a dynamic battle for primacy.
COMPOSITIONS demands attention as these canvases capture the eye with something familiar yet unseen, inviting speculation on when each swatch of paint was applied and why.
Drew Boughton, Gear Jamer, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
Drew Boughton, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was raised in a family of theatre artist and spent much of his time as a boy in the scenic painting studio. The artistic environment suited him and one of the many things he learned at a young age was to mix pigment and binder to produce his own paint. As his commitment to the medium developed he went on to study fine art, receiving a BFA from The University of Massachusetts in both painting and sculpture. He later merged his fine art training with design, acquiring a MFA in Stage Design from the Yale School of Drama.
Boughton is today a widely respected theatre and film designer. His award winning theatrical set designs have been seen at many of the nation's best regional theaters including the Seattle Rep, Arena Stage, Yale Rep, and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Some of his film production design credits include, "The Man with the Iron Fists", and "Last Best Sunday", directed by Don Most which won Best Feature Film at the Telluride Indie Fest. His Production Designs the Netflix release of "Hemlock Grove", CBS "Intelligence", and the upcoming Amazon project "Man in the High Castle" for Ridley Scott's production company, Scottfree. His Supervising Art Direction credits include "Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides", "National Treasure: Book of Secrets", "The Expendables" directed by Sylvester Stallone," Deja Vu" directed by Tony Scott, "House of Sand and Fog" directed by Vadim Perelman, "Skeleton Key" directed by Iain Softley, and "Austin Powers in Goldmember" directed by Jay Roach.
Boughton has exhibited at Herter Art Gallery of the University of Massachusetts, Koussevitzky Art Gallery of Berkshire Community College, BGH Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA and 1078 Gallery in Chico, CA.
JOSHUA HOWE DESIGN available at
FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART
Exceptionally modern furniture designed and manufactured with the clarity and style of a true artist. Joshua Howe steel and concrete benches, consoles, side and coffee tables standout not just for their lines. Each hand poured top is the perfect thickness with a patina that varies from the look and feel of precious stone to that of structural concrete. The main gallery at 217 Warren St. 2nd floor is curated beautifully with such an aery of Mr Howe's work its like walking through a sculpture garden, come see for yourself.
Y-SERIES COFFEE TABLE as seen in the February 4th issue of the NEW YORK TIMES: “It isn’t easy to make a piece of furniture look lightweight enough to float when you’re using material like steel and concrete. Yet that is exactly what Joshua Howe has done with his Y-series coffee table. The five-foot-long tabletop is just three-eighths of an inch thick.” – Rima Suqi
Table measures: 60” long, 17” wide, 13” high
ON VIEW through Spring 2015 at FRG
New Work by JOSEPH CONRAD-FERM
Joseph Conrad-Ferm, I Believe, 2014, mixed media on canvas, 72 x 56 inches
This immensely talented artist produces large-scale abstract paintings bursting with visual energy. Referencing both mid-century American abstract expressionism as well as contemporary urban art; Conrad-Ferm's work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, including such prestigious venues as Highline Loft Gallery in Chelsea and Art Miami.
Upcoming Exhibit with Paul Fisher Gallery in
Palm Beach, Florida
Joseph Conrad-Ferm, River Man, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
Reception with artist,
March 13, 6-9pm,
Through April 15th
Paul Fisher Gallery – [email protected]
218 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The JOSHUA HOWE ALAR chandelier and ALAR double stem floor lamp with concrete base are sculpture that function, creating beautiful light for any room. Also featured is a 1990’s bench by HARTER covered in white faux ostrich leather by PINDLER & PINDLER Inc, the IW slit - top coffee table is by HOWE and a modern two piece dark walnut & white glass breakfront / bar provides more than ample storage with great style. The top piece measures 66” wide, 15.5” deep x 36.5” high, the base measures 72” wide, 18” deep x 28.5” high.
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