FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Group exhibition featuring Halsey Hathaway, Alexander T. Oleksyn and Rebecca Ward
July 31- August 23, 2015
Opening Reception July 31st, 6-8pm
Philip Bloom Gallery, 117 Orange Street, Nantucket, MA
[Nantucket] Philip Bloom Gallery is pleased to announce “Future Perfect” a group exhibition featuring works by Halsey Hathaway, Alexander T. Oleksyn and Rebecca Ward. “Future Perfect” explores the work of contemporary art free from ornamentation. The tools, shared by these artists, are color and form. Like the “future perfect” tense, this exhibition expresses what will have happened in the future. Join Philip Bloom Gallery for an exploration in to what is to come. An opening reception will be held on July 31st with artists in attendance. The exhibition will remain on view through August 23.
Halsey Hathaway’s large scale paintings explore the complexities of space through the intersections of analogous colors and precise forms. His paintings begin with an exhaustive drawing process; mapping out the stages of form and color to follow. Using a commercially dyed canvas as the understructure, Hathaway applies a muted palette of paint that augments the color of the underlying canvas. Each layer of paint applied is bound by precise edges. Within these borders, opaque layers of mono-color are interweaved, leaving behind sensuous forms. Hathaway received his BFA from Pratt Institute and his MFA from Hunter College CUNY. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Alexander T. Oleksyn paints in an intimate scale that allows for the precise examination of the linear form. Present in much of his work is a sinewy line that snakes it’s way through a maze of bold colors. The result of which is an abstract field of color that vibrates off the surface. It causes the eye to constantly shift focus, each time revealing an altogether distinct form. Born in Vienna, Austria, he holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Oleksyn lives and works in Queens, NY.
Rebecca Ward is consistently blending art historical techniques with non-traditional materials to establish her own contemporary movement. Her work echoes the powerful art movements of Geometric Abstraction, Minimalism, and Arte Povera. In her current body of work, the sewing and separation of thread is adopted to create distinct forms and unfamiliar depth. She holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Ward currently works in Brooklyn, NY and is represented by Ronchini Gallery in London.
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