KENISE BARNES FINE ART PRESENTS...
Jackie Battenfield: Trees Are The Poems That The Earth Writes Upon The Sky November 28, 2020 - January 24, 2021
The images of branches, leaves and blooms are first recorded as photographs then meticulously drawn onto large sheets of translucent Mylar. Paying close attention to the true form of each natural element, the artist builds her graceful compositions. Battenfield’s paintings draw upon two natural but disparate processes: the gestural unfolding and leafing of a branching tree limb and the physical properties and behaviors of pigments.
Gallery Hours: Kent, CT: Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 - 5:30 and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 And by appointment Kenise Barnes Fine Art
Craven Contemporary is excited to announce the opening of its new show “Bruno Leydet” on December 12th with 14 works by the artist including three large-scale works on the long gallery wall. This is Bruno’s first solo show in the USA and will run through the end of February.
Bruno was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art at Concordia University in Montreal and his Master of Fine Arts at New York University. After spending time in New York, Paris and Mexico City, Bruno again lives in Montreal where he focuses on his painting practice.
Bruno explains his work “my portraits are like tableaux vivants: they’re not scenes from everyday life but are inspired by it. They are landscapes of my mood when I painted them. Often, a figure is a starting point. Patterns and juxtapositions appear almost organically. Or I have something in mind already and it happens to fit.”
Enter the world of underground Soviet Art by Yefim Ladyzhensky in Ober Gallery's latest exhibition featuring paintings and drawings by this Odessa artist (1911-1982).
The show includes a short film about his life. Many of these paintings are being shown for the first time in the US, having been smuggled out of the Soviet Union during the Cold War. A must see! Gallery Hours: Saturday 12-5 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm. Ober Gallery
BEGINNING: THE INAUGURAL EXHIBITION
Carol Corey Fine Art is thrilled to inaugurate its new gallery space at 12 Old Barn Road, Kent, Connecticut with its first exhibition, "Beginning."
"After a tumultuous year, we are so happy to have found a new home in Kent Barns, and to join such a generous and supportive group of galleries and businesses in the barns complex and the wider Kent community."
"Beginning" marks the start of a new chapter, both literally and metaphorically. The artists included in the show are connected in their celebration of the world around them. Dozier Bell, Dina Brodsky, David Morrison, and Eileen Murphy are each keen observers of the natural world, and their meticulous and detailed works on paper and paintings strike a poignant chord in the viewer. Elise Ansel, Andy Harper, and Emily Eveleth's lush use of paint and voluptuous subject matter are seductively engaging. And Roz Chast's brilliant interpretations of the human condition are instantly recognizable and relatable.