Nicole Longnecker Gallery presents: “The Space Between” featuring work from Danielle Frankenthal. The show runs from October 24 to November 25, 2015 and opens with an Artist’s Reception Saturday, October 24 from 5-8 pm.
Synopsis: Nicole Longnecker Gallery presents “The Space Between” by New York artist Danielle Frankenthal in her inaugural exhibition at the gallery. “The brightly layered acrylic panels create subtle motion as the light changes from day to dusk,” said gallery owner Nicole Longnecker. “I am delighted to represent Danielle and add her to our list of amazing artists.”
Danielle Frankenthal: Born in New York City to Belgian parents, abstract painter Danielle Frankenthal attended Brandeis University and the Art Students League of New York.
Her work is on canvases of acrylic resin, which are covered in paint and layered atop each other to create a brilliant, light-filled effect. The dynamic marks that comprise her multi-layered images stand away from the wall leaving a space behind the paintings. Walter Gropius, the famed Bauhaus architect and designer of the first glass sheathed structure, called the effect “simultaneity.” Light shines on the surface. Light shines through the surface. Light shines behind the surface.
Frankenthal’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio.
Artist Statement: All of my works are about light... in all its valences: as the specific light which is color; as the most humanly perceivable form of pure energy which allows us sight and as the great spiritual metaphor.
My formalistic concerns are mark and color over a strong albeit sometimes elusive substructure. I paint on transparent acrylite layers to mimic the way adults see and to call their attention to that seeing which is through their cultural programming and life experiences.
The works are light interactive and change with the ambient light and the viewers position.