October 15th through Novemember 9th, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday October 15th 6 - 8pm
Howard Yezerski Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition PAINTING, which includes work by Rudolf de Crignis, Winston Roeth and Ulrich Wellmann. The exhibition opens Friday October 15th and runs through November 9th. The three painters featured in the show use color and light as a starting point in their work and succeed in creating paintings that are both complex and unique. Through the development of their various techniques each artist creates a dynamic interplay between light and color, which expresses the inimitable emotions that color can evoke.
In the later part of his career the late artist Rudolf de Crignis focused on an investigation of ultramarine blue and gray, working to uncover the possibilities within these colors. De Crignis' ability to create delicacy through the layering of color is revealed in the ethereal depth created by the penetration of light through the seemingly planar surface of the works. By applying paint with a wide brush and methodically alternating horizontal and vertical brushstrokes with each layer, de Crignis creates an unexpected physical depth in his canvases.
Winston Roeth's personal fascination with color is evident in the reduction of his painting to its central elements of color, light and depth. He finds depth in his work through the intensity of color, which defies the seemingly two-dimensional space of his geometric grids through the cool texture of the work's uneven surface. Roeth's grids also create a dynamism through the contrast of the intensely saturated panels, evoking a vibrant visual experience for the viewer.
The work of German painter Ulrich Wellmann offers yet another approach to color and its interaction with light and space. Choosing to work with only a few colors for each canvas, Wellman uses those colors to communicate with the viewer by creating energy and dialogue between the colors. The paint itself reveals the way the brush was used, adding another aspect to the movement within the work that seems to be off the canvas and into the space of the viewer.
Rudolf de Crignis exhibited work at museums and galleries worldwide during his lifetime and his work has continued to be shown and praised since his death in 2006. De Crignis has work in many collections both nationally and internationally including the Swiss National Library and the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University.
Winston Roeth has shown work both nationally and internationally since he began his career. He has paintings in several public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Panza Collection at the Palazzo Ducale in Sassualo, Italy and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University.
Ulrich Wellmann has shown works in many prominent institutions including the Kunstmuseum in Bonn, Germany, the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria in Italy, the Sala de las Alhajas in Madrid, Spain, and the show "Minimalism Then and Now" 2000 at the Berkley Art Museum in Berkley, California.