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Saturday, May 23, 2015

ARTISTS REPEAT THEMSELVES IN PATTERN, AN ELEGANT GROUP SHOW AT SPACE GALLERY

That is the headline for the review of Pattern: Geometic / Organic featured in Westword  by Michael Paglia.  Below is the "teaser" featured in Westword's "SEVEN DENVER-AREA ART SHOWS TO SEE RIGHT NOW". For the complete review, follow this link. www.westword.com
Patterns as installed                                                                Michael Burnett
Pattern. The elegant group show Pattern: Geometric / Organic examines the work of nine artists from Colorado and from across the country, all of whom use repeated forms or shapes to create their compositions. The show, at Space Gallery, was organized by Michael Burnett, who feels that it’s his best show yet. The effort is certainly very strong, with solid works installed with an appealing openness. And though there’s a lot of material included, it never looks or feels crowded. (Then again, Space is huge.) Hard-edged compositions dominate the show, with marvelous examples by Karen Freedman, Ruth Hiller, Joanne Mattera and Corey Postiglione. Lynda Ray takes rectilinear shapes but conveys them with painterly flourishes. Jane Guthridge’s cut and painted Dura-Lar plastic clearly establishes that geometric patterns are not the only kind included in this show. And the same is true of Tyler Aiello’s sculptures, which are made of repeated circles of metal. In between are loosely conceived patterns, with individual elements that balance geometric and organic shapes in the paintings by Nouman Gaafar and Amber George. Through June 13 at Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive, 720-904-1088, spacegallery.org.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Juror's Award Recipient!

I am thrilled to announce that I have been awarded the Juror's Award at the Minimal/Maximal juried show at the Ninth International Encaustic Conference, June 5-7, Provincetown, MA. Mike Carroll, owner of the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown juried the exhibition and selected two of my paintings for inclusion (see below). As winner of the Juror's Award, I also get to display an additional painting at the Schoolhouse Gallery. 

Ruche 0352.2, encaustic on panel, 12"x12"


Ruche 0352.22, encaustic on panel, 12"x12"

Monday, May 4, 2015

PATTERN geometric | organic at Space Gallery, Denver, CO




It wasn't the altitude in Denver that left me breathless. It was this show! Kudos and my personal thanks to Space Gallery for for inviting me to exhibit and contribute to the splendor of this exhibition. These images show my work and the work of the other artists exhibiting in "Pattern: geometric | organic" at Space Gallery, Denver, CO. 

ARTISTS: Tyler Aiello, Karen Freedman, Nouman Gaafar, Amber George, Jane Guthridge, Ruth Hiller, Joanne Mattera, Corey Postigilione and Lynda Ray.

A catalog of the exhibition designed by Jane Guthridge, one the exhibiting artists, is also available for purchase (see sidebar).

Moi with my paintings l-r: Ruche 0614.5, Ruche 0352.8, Ruche Off 0569.5 , Ruche Off 0569.29, 0569.5, Ruche Off 0507.6, Background: Jane Guthridge

l-r: Ruche 0352.64, Ruche 0352.65, Ruche 0352.33, Ruche 0352.20, Ruche 0614.5, Ruche 0352.8 

l-r: Karen Freedman, Tyler Aiello, Corey Postigilione, Ruth Hiller, Lynda Ray

l-r: Ruche Off 0569.29, Ruche Off 0569.5, Ruche Off 0507.6, Ruche Off 0505.51, Ruche Off 0505.111 

Joanne Mattera, Tyler Aiello (sculpture)

Jane Guthridge

Ruth Hiller

l-r: Nouman Gaafar, Amber George

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Friday, June 27, 2014

RSVP 2014


Ruche Off 0569.29. encaustic on panel, 24" x 12", 2014
I am pleased to announce my participation in

RSVP 2014
LGTripp Gallery
47 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia PA 19106

July 11 – August 16, 2014  
Artists Reception, July 12, 5 - 7 pm
First Friday, August 1, 6 – 8:30 pm

ARTISTS
William Phelps Montgomery