OPENING THIS THURSDAY:
ALEXANDRA PACULA + GARY RUDDELL
May 2nd, from 6 - 8 pm
Gallery Henoch invites you to a two person show for Alexandra Pacula + Gary Ruddell.
Both artists present a vibrant exploration of life captured in oil on canvas.
Pacula's pictures of city nights investigate a world of visual intoxication. "I am fascinated by the ambiance of the city at night and its seductive qualities. The breathtaking turbulence of speeding vehicles and hasty pedestrians evoke feelings of wonder and disorientation." To do this Pacula captures the rhythm of the city through its electric pulse: its lights in motion.
Right: SODDEN ILLUMINATION, Oil on Canvas, 42" x 30"
Gary Ruddell's imagery captures a world seemingly caught in a temporal flux, where figures act out miraculous feats of levitation and balance. We do not know how or why these feats are possible but we stand in silent observation of the phenomenon. The turbulent nature of the subject matter exposes the viewer to the artist's metaphysical search for "being and identity." For this, Ruddell draws on his observations of his own children. As they grow from adolescence to adulthood, they have to navigate the unknown paths that will evolve their individual character.
Above: Alexandra Pacula, CHROMATIC HARMONY, Oil on Canvas, 46" x 46"
above: Gary Ruddell, STUDY FOR PARADISE, Oil on Canvas, 48" x 60"
Gary Ruddell, ADRIFT, Oil on Panel, 52" 52"