SUNDIAL AT MIDNIGHT: NEW PAINTINGS BY ISA NEWBY GAGARIN AT THE PAGE BOND GALLERY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017.
The Page Bond Gallery is pleased to present Sundial at Midnight: New paintings by Isa Newby Gagarin opening Friday, November 3 from 6 to 8 PM. The exhibition will run through November 25, 2017.
In the side gallery, Isa Newby Gagarin’s abstract paintings also reference time. Born in Guam and raised in Hawaii, Gagarin developed from these contexts a “sense of the expansive scale of sky and ocean and an intuitive understanding of the rotation of the earth.” These sensations are suggested in Sundial in Shade which was inspired by such an object discovered in an overgrown courtyard at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. Gagarin invokes manmade and natural timepieces to suggest the cycles of nature and personal experience. Luminous color washes in fluid strokes contrast the rectangular forms they articulate. Shadowy grays and clear blues and greens balance the warm glow of orange and red, suggesting expanses of sky and sea viewed from the shore or through windows and other framing devices that mark space and time.
Gagarin is a visual artist based in Richmond, Virginia and is currently an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been published in several artist books and exhibited in Minneapolis, where she earned a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She was also featured in group shows in Richmond, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam.
An opening reception for the artists will take place at the Page Bond Gallery on Friday, November 3 from 6 to 8 PM. The exhibition will remain on view through November 25, 2017.
The Page Bond Gallery, located at 1635 West Main Street, exhibits contemporary art in a wide variety of media and disciplines including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics. The gallery acts as a venue for the work of emerging and established artists with local, national, and international reputations.