Representation, Portraiture and the Figure
Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
June 2 - June 25, 2017
Gallery hours: Friday - Sunday, 12-5 pm.
Gallery Gary Giordano is pleased to present this exhibition of new paintings by Joel Adas, Jeffery Evans and Gary Giordano.
The exhibition showcases new work by the artists each of whom reinterpret portraiture through abstraction. Amidst the popularity of Modern Abstraction and Minimalism, portraiture has been boxed into a conservative vestige and, as a result, arguably underappreciated in contemporary practice. Collectively, the exhibition showcases work that is inspired by the artist’s relationship to the body in two parts. It marries the artist’s physical process and experience with the medium to their renditions of the human subject.
From the Artist's Statement:
"My Figures are typically engaged in an activity: moving, wading through the surf. In a way they are in the landscape, part of it, not posing in front of it but interacting with it." - Joel Adas
"All my work has a relationship to my other recent paintings. As a result, my paintings might pass through stages of development, as other concurrent works are started or finished. They relate to one another." Jeffery Evans
"Painting just comes. One night yourr sleeping and a vioce says paint a brown figure with red around it. It's very strange because your thinking work the surface, use line as rythym, use shapes or forms created by negative space, but you end up letting go and get into this state of painting." - Gary Giordano
About the Artist:
Joel Adas - has an BFA from Mason Gross school of Arts Rutgers University, Summa Cum Laude, and MFA State University of New York at Purchase Colledge, Summa Cum Laude.
Jeffery Evans - has a BFA from Ktuztown University, and a MFA School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (Merit Scholarship)
Gary Giordano - is a New York Gallery Owner and Self taught Artist.