In Paintings, Helen Iranyi presents five large acrylic paintings for her first show at Carter Burden Gallery. Helen Iranyi’s paintings are immersive explorations of color. Iranyi paints on unprimed canvas in washes. The washes build up to overlap and blend to create rich luscious colors. Iranyi’s unique compositions present different stories and environments. Three of the paintings depict bands of layered colors that intersect. Iranyi’s skilled use of color pushes and pulls the viewer, creating a sense of space. The overwhelming intensity of colors becomes whimsically optimistic.
Helen Iranyi was born in 1937. As a teenager, she attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She received a B.S. in Computer Science at the N.Y. Institute of Technology/SUNY (NY) in 1990. She has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Pittsburgh Corporations Collect at the Heinz Galleries at the Carnegie Institute. Her exhibitions include Kingpitcher Gallery (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), MJS International (Fort Worth, Texas), Gallery Reese Paley (New Jersey), West Broadway Gallery, Barney Weinger Gallery, and the Multi Media Arts Gallery, (New York City). Her works are in numerous private and corporate collections. Her artist files are included in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Collection, Yale University Library collection, the Museum of Modern Art DADABASE, and in the Artist Files at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives in New York. Her personal letters are included in Columbia University Library collection.