FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please List
"Similarities and Differences 2"
January 10- 28, 2017
Reception Thursday January 12, 6-8pm
Joshua Greenberg, Rosemary K Lyons, Darryl Moody, Sarah Riley,
Toto Takamori, Meredeth Turshen
Chelsea NY: Viridian Artists is pleased to present an exhibition of outstanding art by six artists who are part of Viridian Artists' Affiliate program. The "Similarities and Differences" in these artists' creations are not immediately apparent, but each has a personal vision that that often supersedes their imagery. Their meanings & motives reveal themselves and it is then that we understand move clearly their "Similarities and Differences 2". The show extends from January 10th to 28th with a reception to meet the artists Thursday January 12th, 6-8pm.
In Lines and Latitudes, Joshua Greenberg explores the lines, which divide us and the latitude we use to bring about change. As lines turn into abstract forms, this action represent the flexibility and freedom that latitude brings. The series is designed to illustrate that from lines may come both latitude and art.
Rosemary K Lyons’ “Alter Pieces” is an ongoing series inspired by early medieval altar pieces. Painted in the ancient technique using egg tempera, hers carry a modern twist that electrifies our cultural disconnect by portraying beautiful flowers with evocative words embossed in bas relief gold structures. Lyons states, “the words are from an internal dialogue about my existence as an artist."
Darryl Moody’s latest photographs continue his fascination with graffiti, poster remnants, marks and the detritus of life found on urban walls. He reads meanings into what he sees that go beyond the tangible fragments that remain. The artist says about his image “Homeless” that it is “a photographic moment taken from a wall in NYC reflecting anticipated gentrification. A stamp of a linear representation of a house stands as the last representation of personal security and is repeated as if a cause. The underlining layered graphic material suggests a lost struggle to maintain.”
Sarah Riley has created a series of monoprints paying tribute to Camille Claudel, Rodin’s rejected protégée and lover who was a talented sculptor in her own right. As is the case for many female artists still, emotional, economic and family considerations hampered Claudel’s artmaking. Riley though, has not let herself be hampered by such things. A former art professor and Chair of the Printmaking Department at Southeast Missouri State University, she has also written a book (available on Amazon) entitled “Practical Mixed-Media Printmaking,” an essential introduction to printmaking using a wide range of low-cost materials.
Toto Takamori clearly loves oil paint. A Japanese artist who lives in Tokyo, Takamori creates small works that are thickly and texturally covered with paint that often takes months to dry. Filled with color, his artistic goal is to explore the medium of paint from figurative to abstracted modes using his wet on wet method of applying paint.
Meredeth Turshen who teaches at Rutgers University is an artist who creates gestural imagery abstracted from life. These new works are bold, layered and textured paintings on paper with oil paint. Turshen's compositions seek to evoke energy and movement as they radiate light.
Viridian's Affiliate program is one of the many ways in which our gallery continues its mission of supporting the art of outstanding "underknown" artists.
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