Current Abstraction: Stephen Westfall, Don Voisine, Deborah Zlotsky, Kate Petley, Marcelyn McNeil, Jason Karolak, Wendi Harford, Lloyd Martin
Robischon Gallery presents concurrent contemporary abstraction by NYC painters, Stephen Westfall, Deborah Zlotsky, Jason Karolak and Don Voisine, alongside Colorado artists, Kate Petley and Wendi Harford, as well as Texas-based, Marcelyn McNeil and Rhode Island’s Lloyd Martin.
Robischon Gallery is pleased to present concurrent exhibitions of contemporary abstraction by New York painters, Stephen Westfall, Deborah Zlotsky, Jason Karolak and Don Voisine, alongside Colorado artists, Kate Petley and Wendi Harford, as well as Texas-based, Marcelyn McNeil and Rhode Island’s Lloyd Martin. Featuring a range of large to small-scale paintings and works on paper, the extensive exhibition includes a vivid fifty-foot, geometric wall painting entitled Canterbury by Stephen Westfall and a visually-animated, chalk drawing installation, Body politic, by Deborah Zlotsky. Each of the eight artists on view reveal a distinctive approach toward abstraction through their primary and respective means of dynamic color and linear systems, spatial relationships and illusion, and the exploration of geometric and curvilinear forms. Through their individual progressive practices, the artists reflect a commitment and confidence in the vehicle of abstraction to effectively address a wide array of perspectives – from intimate scale to a sense of the architectural, from formal to figural and a personal response in the abstract, as a mode for both contemplative and socio-political observation. While the expansive territory of abstraction is being further considered, re-contextualized and illuminated within the exhibition, it is both the recognition of and the freedom from past constraints which propels each artist to uniquely experiment and shape their meaningful mark into form.