" Galkyd, Galkyd "
Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
June 30 - July 23, 2017
Gallery hours: Friday - Sunday, 12-5 pm.
Gallery Gary Giordano is pleased to present this exhibition of new paintings by Debra Drexler and Lucas Moran.
Lucas Moran and Debra Drexler have a similar relationship to the painting medium Galkyd as the vehicle that animates their painting. Both painters began their relationship with Galkyd through its intended use of extending paint and speeding drying time. However, Moran and Drexler are both driven by an endless sense of material exploration. They soon began pushing the medium to its limits and beyond. By layering numerous transparent coats of glaze, unexpected color interactions begin to occur. Moran is interested in disrupting the traditional drying process so that the painting will wrinkle, which is caused by a skin drying over wet paint. Drexler will play off the intense color interactions created by glazing numerous coatings of pigmented Galkyd against passages of synthetic paint submerged in layers of acrylic mediums, that are at times glossy or flat, matt, or disrupted by water. Galkyd becomes a catalyst for experimental process that speaks to the complexities of 21st century abstraction.
About the Artist:
Debra Drexler maintaines studios both in New York and Hawaii, where she is a Professor at the University of Hawaii. She has had over 30 solo exhibits including Van Der Plas Gallery NYC, Honolulu Museum, and the Dorado Project New Jersey. Group exhibitions in New York include The Drawing Center, Denise Bibro Gallery, Exit Art, AFP, (curated by Robert Edelman), Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, and Side Show Gallery. Reviews include Artweek, New York Arts Magazine and New Art Examiner.
Lucas Moran is a Brooklyn Based painter who has had solo shows at Artifact and BUIA Galleries in New York. He has been in numerous group exhibitions including The Curator Gallery, Freight and Volume Gallery, and Sue Scott Gallery New York, as well as The University of Hawaii Art Gallery in Honolulu, and Pulse Art Fair in Miami. The New York Times covered his work in the "Review of Emerging Artists".