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"Lynne Gelfman: Resist and React"
2006-04-01 until 2006-05-06
Newman Popiashvili Gallery
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Newman Popiashvili Gallery is pleased to present the second solo exhibition of Lynne Gelfman at the gallery. The exhibition features four large-scale paintings from Gelfman’s latest series “Resist/React.” The exhibition will be on view from April 1 - May 6, 2006. In this new body of work, Gelfman continues experimenting with non-traditional materials and techniques. She intricately constructs the multiple layers of her paintings. Her work is often about illusion. From a distance, the surfaces appear to show thick paint, but up close, they are sanded fine and smooth. Gelfman introduces another layer, embodying the element of chance, in “Resist/React”. The top level shows a chemical resist that pulls apart the paint.
Gelfman plays with the reaction of the resist to create movement across the image. Patterns of small spheres evoke associations with foam, spindrift, bubbles and hover over a sub-painting that suggests animal-like skins. Gelfman has often explored abstraction and its references to the physical world, architectural structures, aerial landscapes textiles and lichen. Here the work extends to the ethereal.
Gelfman’s works are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida; Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida; the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, among others. Her recent exhibitions include a solo show at Fredric Snitzer Gallery and Mapping Space: Selections from the Collection at the Miami Museum of Art.
Newman Popiashvili is located at 504 West 22 Street in New York City and is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM.
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Acrylic on panel
15 x 13 x 2 1/4 inches
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