Opening Reception, Friday November 7, 6pm - 8pm
showing November 7 - December 5, 2008
Two of Hudson Valley's master painters
are featured this month at Asher Neiman Gallery.
While the style of these two artists are quite distinct, they both have a very organic and soothing quality to their paintings.
Christie Scheele's work has been a favorite in the area for eight years, thanks to her presence at Art Forms Gallery. While Scheele paints landscapes, she is not after hyper-realism. She is in fact highly influenced by Rothko and other minimal abstractionists. Scheele prefers using representational imagery that is simplified, flattened and transformed, which allows her to work with the associations of landscapes that move her, while reminding the viewer that it is, after all, a painting.
Jenny Nelson brings a truly contemporary flair to the gallery. Her densely painted works, many of them large, feel like they could be adorning the walls at MOMA. Nelson has spent most of her days residing in rural areas, with spacious land- her paintings reflect this sensibility. She is not afraid of space in her compositions and as a result, beholding them is to breathe easier.
See the artists' works:
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