ArtHaus Directors, James Bacchi and Annette Schutz, announce the opening of LOCATION ~ LOCATION which began January 4th, 2005. This group exhibition, spotlights contemporary works in various media by New York and California artists. Featured New York artists include; painters Greg Drasler, Serena Bocchino, Marc Lambrechts and Carol Massa; photographer Chris Schiavo , and printmaker Suzanne Benton. Also exhibiting from New York are Andrea Arroyo, Deborah Brown and Joanne Landis.
Serena Bocchino’s paintings and drawings translate the compositional, spontaneous rhythm of jazz into a two dimensional form. Her work uses rhythm, volume and tone to capture different ways in which line may interact with color. A New York Times review describes her work as “irreproachably elegant.”
Suzanne Benton continues to travel throughout the world drawing upon the cultural matrix for the subject matter of her monoprints which incorporate the collage technique Chine Colle. Archetypal imagery has long been a source of inspiration for her one of a kind prints.
Select photographic works from Chris Schiavo’s acclaimed Backyard Series depicts Queens, New York as it’s never been seen before. Schiavo creates loopy, humorous environments which provide continuous entertainment.
Featured California artists incude painters Ricardo Carbajal Moss, Carolyn Meyer and Brian Blood; Sculptors Adam Kurtzman and Don Rich, and photographer Jess Johnston. Aslo exhibiting from California are; Jan Blythe, Rex Ray and Samuel Fleming Lewis.
Carolyn Meyer captures the essence of SOMA in a series of moody oil painitngs. Painting with oil on plaster on wood, a dialogue between grid and nature is played out within each of Marc Lambrechts’ paintings. Owing a debt to Paul Klee’s twittering line one cannot stop following the scrapes and scratches found throughout the artist’s work simply out of interest.
For his recent sculpture, titled Manatee, Adam Kurtzman was drawn to an excerpt taken from the logs of Christopher Columbus while sailing the Carribean. “Today we saw a pod of mermaids, but they do not appear as beautiful as in paintings.”
Star - Backyard Series
16" x 20"
chromeogenic print, ed./15