Indepth Arts News: |
1999-08-07 until 1999-10-01
Rebecca Ibel Gallery
USA United States of America
Rebecca Ibel Gallery is pleased to announce Summertime 99, an exhibition
featuring work by a group of artists new to the gallery from New York, San
Francisco and Los Angeles, along with new drawings by Bradley Campbell.
Katherine Bradford and Matt Magee are New York based artists represented here
with a group of recent paintings. Magees colors and forms dance on the
surface in rhythm, exuberating life. While Mageeís abstract paintings are
about surface pattern, Bradford fuses an abstract language with
representational images. Her rich paintings recall the tradition of Sean
Scully, yet with the elements attached, a tee-shirt or ship, Bradford
familiarizes these rich pictures suggesting a narrative.
From Los Angeles, artists Charles LaBelle and Robert Miller participate with
recent photographs and an installation/perfromance. Composing hundreds of
small photographs into a grid, LaBelleís individual pieces focus on a
particular hotel or motel, capturing the feel of the environment through the
tiny details. Millerís cafe installation is part of his Every Dish Made With
Tender Loving Care series featuring recipes blending murder with pleasure in
a cozy, familiar setting.
Timothy Buckwalter and Maria Lydia Marcotulli join us from the Bay Area.
Buckwalters small paintings cast cartoon figures in empty, abstract spaces,
representing emotions from anxiety, idiocy to joy and fear. Marcotullis
paintings are autobiographic collages, using a cartoon super-heroine with a
Bradley Campbells works on paper are from a new series entitled Veils.
Continuing in a tradition of minimal abstraction, Campbell creates an
emotional landscape with color and form. Here, the artists dual forms float
across the plane, evoking a magnetic tension, at once attracting, passing and