NYC Summer Exhibitions

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. – Jonathan Swift

Summer Salon 2015 at Van Der Plas Gallery

Green IntersectionQuartered

Green Intersections, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 30″

figurative, abstract, commentary
group show
Opening reception is Friday, July 10, 6-8pm and closes on August 31.
Van Der Plas Gallery
156 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
212. 227. 8983
Information at their website.

Seen from above the intersections are the linear design element of the painting. Through dissection of the image into four parts the roads become further abstracted. Reduced to graphic shapes, details are contrasted by the strong use of color.

Small Works Exhibition at N.A.W.A. Gallery

Cattle Ranch

Rare open studio visit of Ulrich de Balbian for 2 days only

while a  television crew makes a documentary of him at work

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Cattle Ranch, acrylic, 12″x12″

The N.A.W.A. Summer Small Works Exhibition reception is on Thursday, July 16th, 5-7pm. I can’t be there but maybe you can see the show. It runs July 8 – 29, the gallery is open Tuesday thru Friday 10 – 5. The N.A.W.A. Gallery is located at 80 Fifth Ave., Suite 1405, NYC.

Cattle Ranch is a bird’s eye view which changes the traditional landscape perspective. The flattening of the picture plane reduces the details and the shadows hint at a time of day.

YoungGladys copy

Young Gladys, oil on canvas, 16″ x 12″

Young Gladys received a Special Recognition Award in the Figurative exhibition from Light Space & Time Gallery.

My figurative paintings, many based on family photographs, offer a stylized impression of the subjects. This is my mother when she was a young girl. It evokes a soft-focused stylized impression of the period and her. Tastes and fashions may change, but the most basic of human needs, desires, and dreams are timeless and universal.

You can see more of my figurative paintings at tonisart

Silkscreen prints on paper are now available at tonisart

Til’ next time.

Best wishes, Toni