Barney Savage Gallery is pleased to present Color We’ll, the gallery’s inaugural exhibition curated by Alex Allenchey, featuring paintings by Andrea Bergart, Lucy Mink Covello, Corydon Cowansage, Theresa Daddezio, Emily Kiacz, and Lauren Silva.
Color We’ll brings together a collection of painters whose work, while all rooted in abstraction, proceeds in different directions, like spokes from a central axle, showcasing their own personal revolutions within a larger movement. Each artist traverses a unique aesthetic avenue and leads the viewer, either in a direct or more roundabout way, toward an individual experience of form and color that is both distinct and dislocating, intimate and unbound.
Lucy Mink Covello’s compact abstractions act as a visual diary of internal experience. Repeating lattices evoke a terrain of the mind where foreign and familiar ideas are concealed and uncovered through subconscious exploration. Also playing with conceptions of place, Corydon Cowansage confronts the viewer with immediately indecipherable perspectival paintings. Flattened and compressed geometries slowly yield to examination however, as color changes divulge hidden depth and unexplored space.
The irregular shapes and inherent luminosity of Emily Kiacz’s paintings play with staid notions of the medium’s materiality. Breaking from traditional forms, Kiacz proposes a lighter and brighter future. Lauren Silva similarly works to present a fresh perspective, pairing new processes with traditional approaches. Seamlessly unifying digital and analog techniques, Silva provides a slimmer of hope for our increasingly divided attentions.
Theresa Daddezio’s paintings are populated with organic yet otherworldly shapes. Subtle shifts in tone conjure a tangibility from optical effects, and imply that there may be even more than what the eye can comprehend. Drawing inspiration from incidental details of everyday urban life, Andrea Bergart melds textures and painting techniques from her personal travels and encounters to create patterned pieces full of vibrant colors that call our attention to the often unnoticed and accidental splendor of the world around us.
Andrea Bergart lives and works in New York. She received her BFA from Skidmore College and her MFA from Boston University. Bergart received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2009, on which she travelled to Ghana, West Africa, to study textile design and bead making. She recently had a solo exhibition at Cuevas Tilleard, New York. Her work has been featured in a number of group shows, including Safe Gallery, Brooklyn; Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn; 0-0 L.A., Los Angeles, Cuevas Tilleard, New York; among others.
Lucy Mink Covello lives and works in New Hampshire. She received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and her MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She recently had a solo exhibition at David Findlay Gallery, New York. Her work has been featured in a number of group shows, including Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York; Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn; Cuevas Tilleard, New York; and David Findlay Gallery, New York; among others.
Corydon Cowansage Corydon Cowansage lives and works in New York and California. She received her BA from Vassar College and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She recently had a solo exhibition at Miller, New York and a two-person show at Deli Projects in Basel, Switzerland. Her work has been featured in a number of group shows, including Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn; Orgy Park, Brooklyn; and Regina Rex, New York; among others. Her work has been written about by Hyperallergic, Artnet, and New American Paintings, among others.
Theresa Daddezio lives and works in New York. She received her BFA from Purchase College of Art & Design and is currently pursuing her MFA at Hunter College. Her work has been featured in a number of group shows, including Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn; Centotto, Brooklyn; and Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn; among others.
Emily Kiacz lives and works in New York. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA from Boston University. She recently had a solo exhibition at Cuevas Tilleard, New York. Her work has been featured in a number of group shows, including The Willows, New York; the Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York; and Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, among others.
Lauren Silva lives and works in New York. She received her BA from the University of California and her MFA from Columbia University. She recently has a solo exhibition at Zieher Smith & Horton, New York. Her work has been featured in a number of group shows, including Laurel Gitlen, New York; ZieherSmith, New York; and Dorfman Projects, New York, among others. Her work has been written about in Artforum, The New York Times, Art in America, and The New Yorker, among others.