RED—January 14—March 2, 2018
Artists’Reception: February 2 6-8pm
Closing Reception: March 2, 6-8pm
Gallery35’s newest exhibit, RED, celebrates a color long treasured by artists!
From the Venetian masters Titian and Tintoretto to van Gogh, who blended it into many shades in dozens of paintings, artists sought out the properties of Mexican red, which is extracted from the tiny cochineal insect, a small parasite that feeds on the prickly pear cactus. Carmine, van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo in 1885, using another name for cochineal, is the “red of wine and is warm and lively like wine.”—from Elisabeth Malkin’s article, “An Insect’s Colorful Gift, Treasured by Kings and Artists”, NY Times, Nov. 27, 2017
And now, during these cold winter months of 2018, nineteen Gallery35 artists are exhibiting works featuring various degrees of this wonderfully warm redness!
Painted from life, Rick Perez’s portrait of the NY actress known as Waltrudis “attempts to capture the beauty and poise that so impressed me about her when she sat for me. The red color of her sweater very aptly symbolizes the passion and devotion which are clearly driving forces in her profession and in her life.”
Yolande Heijnen is also exhibiting portraiture while Peter Robinson is showing his photograph of a sunset he captured from his apartment window when the sky was ablaze with red.
John Devaney’s painting is part of a series of swimmers that have morphed from human figures to animals, and to mythical creatures, and back again—with no particular progress intended, just an ongoing impulse to embody the sensations of motion, flow, weight, mystery, and paradox.
Pat Garbarini’s work features the rich red color of a tree at The New York Botanical Garden in addition to a purely abstract work expressing the richness of the color. Red is also paramount in Virginia Asman’s original drawings of Southwest icons, recreated and painted digitally.
Bev Thompson’s Red Barn depicts a country holiday amongst the hay and holly with the photographer’s Best Canine Friend, Sealyham Terrier, Mollie Mae.
Also exhibiting are Beth Barry, Cari Clare, Denise Fryburg, Dianne Martin, Ellen Mandelbaum, Ingrid Sletten, Jody Leight, John Connors, Pat Gericke, Teresa Hommel and Valerie Lynch.
Enjoy the details shown below of some of the exhibited art; then, come see the complete works! We hope they will warm up your winter!
TOP: Beth Barry, John Devaney, Denise Fryburg, Pat Gericke, Patricia Garbarini, Rick Perez. BOTTOM: John Connors, Ellen Mandelbaum, Virginia Asman, Bev Thompson, Yolande Heijnen.