COLOR PERSPECTIVE

NOVEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 16, 2017

 

The Curator Gallery is pleased to present Color Perspective, a group exhibition featuring the work of three abstract painters: Senem Oezdogan, Kim Uchiyama, and Mark Wethli, who all explore depth and form in their colorful compositions.  

Senem Oezdogan is both an abstract painter and a fiber artist whose work balances the functionality of an image with the aesthetic value that it can bring to the viewer. Senem’s fiber pieces, consisting of wood panels wrapped in natural rope, are inspired by the Bauhaus School’s concept of combining artistry and crafts.  Her works on canvas creep outside their confined spaces and become expressive and abstract in nature. Her new paintings, composed of a black and a gradient element – black representing the contraction, the gradient visualizing the moment of release ­– are based on Martha Graham’s modern dance choreographies. Senem is originally from Munich, Germany and now lives and works in Brooklyn.

Kim Uchiyama’s minimalist paintings are inspired by nature.  She works with oil on linen, and her compositions and use of color are derived from the concept of the landscape, referencing the layering of earth and sky. By stacking bands of color, she “means to imply not one but multiple horizons – an expansive, all-encompassing view,” Kim says of her work.  Kim grew up in Des Moines, Iowa.  She currently live and works in New York City.                

Mark Wethli’s most recent paintings continue his interest in combining platonic, abstract forms with vernacular, everyday sources. Based on photos of construction sites, boarded up windows, and graffiti—all subjects that block or disrupt the norm—he distills, clarifies, and transforms these sources into poised compositions while maintaining their idiosyncratic and makeshift properties.  Mark works with flashé paint on canvas.  His work has been included in several exhibitions at The Curator Gallery, and he has curated three painting exhibitions, Second Nature in 2014, Some Assembly Required in 2015, and (Un)Conditional Color in 2016.  Mark lives and works in Brunswick, Maine, where he teaches at Bowdoin College.  

The Curator Gallery is a fine art gallery in Chelsea founded and underwritten by Ann S. Moore, the retired Chairman and CEO of Time Inc.  The gallery’s mission is to give exposure to hardworking artists, as well as to educate and expand the pool of serious, engaged collectors.  The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm.

For more information, please contact Natalie Barkus at The Curator Gallery, (212) 243-1806 or natalie@thecuratorgallery.com