Gallery Henoch Presents THEM PRETTY PAINTINGS
The works exhibited in this summer group show comprise a wide diversity of styles and subject matter but are focused on painting. These artists stand out for their imagination and distinctive personal approach. All reflect Gallery Henoch's commitment to an art based on individual, subjective style and sensibility.
THEM PRETTY PAINTINGS is curated by Sheryl Liebman Fisher and Andrew Liss. As the title might imply, it is an intentionally light-hearted exhibition that originates from a review of artists with wide ranging views of what comprises "beauty". Often a delicate subject, the concept of beauty might best relate to a perceptual experience that conveys pleasure. The vision of what makes up a harmonious picture, from Robert Jackson's humorous subject matter to the fine brushwork of Steve Mills, has a wide range. Not every piece is made for straight forward eye-candy; there are elegant paintings that suggest a sinister twist such as Eric Wert's THE HUNT, depicting a toppled bouquet, or Lucong's KARLEE, an ingénue harboring a nebulous psychological state. There are also the paintings by John Evans, whose botanic garden abstractions are eloquent dissertations on late modernism and revel in an artist's search for balance, space and light through painting.
The exhibition is intended to reflect a collection of work that together is visually irresistible.
The exhibition includes works by over twenty painters: Olga Antonova, Chris Armstrong, John Evans, Gary Ruddell, Eric Zener, David Kassan, Lucong, Steve Smulka, Steve Mills, Todd Lanam, Todd Kenyon, Janet Rickus, Max Ferguson, Patricia Traub, Richard Combes, Vincent Giarrano, Susan Goldsmith, Alexandra Pacula, Sharon Sprung, Robert Jackson, Eric Wert, Stephen Wright, and Daniel E. Greene.
Join us for extended hours this Thursday, July 24th, from 6 - 8 pm in conjunction with the 2014 Chelsea Art Walk