FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gina Han: New Work
Four Abstract Painters: Robert Kingston, David Allan Peters, Sarah McIntosh, Tony Beauvy’s
July 26 - August 30, 2008
Reception: Saturday, July 26, 5 - 7 PM
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(l.) Gina Han, "Installation", acrylic, sizes variable.
(r.) Group Show, Clockwise from Top Left: Robert Kingston, Sarah McIntosh (detail), David Allan Peters (detail), Tony Beauvy
All images courtesy of Ruth Bachofner Gallery.
Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to present New Work by Gina Han and Four Abstract Painters.
GINA HAN, NEW WORK
Educated at Claremont Graduate University in Southern California, Gina Han employs traditions of Western art in her abstract paintings and infuses them with an Asian pop sensibility. Han’s work is driven by an effort to navigate the contradictory forces entrenched in the confluence of Eastern and Western sensibilities.
FOUR ABSTRACT PAINTERS
Four Abstract Painters is an exhibition of four artists whose work shows four distinct approaches and interactions with paint.
Robert Kingston’s work emerges from a range of gestures, movements and erasures where improvisational sketches and incidents of dripping and streaking acrylic are embraced. This action occurs in so many layers, that some images are barely discernible, giving insight into Kingston’s thought process and leaving viewers searching for more clues.
David Allan Peters eschews traditional brushwork in favor of a more direct and physical interaction with his medium as he literally builds, digs into and shapes paint.
Sarah McIntosh achieves her work through a choreographed practice where kinetics, chance and a collaboration between the artist herself and her studio assistant converge as ultra thin washes of paint are poured onto raw canvas. The paintings trace the fluid movement of paint and of the artist herself as she is carefully maneuvered over her canvases.
Tony Beauvy’s work creates an environment in which viewers are enveloped by pure color and the atmosphere created by curtains and striations of paint successively layered and erased over time. Resolution is achieved in the infinite spaces found in the transparent fields of paint.