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News: NYC Gallery Scene – Highlights Through May 27, 2018, May 21, 2018 - Genevieve Kotz for Hamptons Art Hub

NYC Gallery Scene – Highlights Through May 27, 2018

May 21, 2018 - Genevieve Kotz for Hamptons Art Hub

This week, our picks of shows opening at New York City galleries will be showcasing contemporary artists painting on canvas, paper and wood, or working in ceramics and sculpture. Shows in Chelsea, Brooklyn and Uptown galleries will delve into such subjects as the nature of the female form; the relationships between meditation and abstraction or artist and place; and the dialogue between an artist’s actions and a material’s natural qualities. Continue reading for our favorite opening shows in NYC through May 27.

Berry Campbell: “Jill Nathanson | Cadence”

May 24 through June 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In her second solo show with Berry Campbell, Jill Nathanson will present “Cadence,” featuring colorful abstract paintings.

An artist who belongs to the Color Field legacy, according to the gallery, Jill Nathanson is a painter who goes beyond that tradition to reduce painting to its physical essence. At Berry Campbell, Nathanson will present 19 recent works, including important large-scale paintings. Inspired by Kabbalah and meditation, she creates emotionally nuanced experiences with enough tension to engage the viewer’s contemplation. Nathanson’s employs a systemic, multistep process, in which she starts with a sheet of translucent color, overlays to produce new colors, and cuts and combines until she find relationships that spark the visual responses she seeks.

In order to apply overlapping layers of variable translucency, Nathanson must first perform countless tests to reach exactly the right hue, saturation and degree of paint applications in her work. In many works, she adds small amounts of oil paint, leaving a visible trace of her hand that counters the autonomous quality of the poured veils. These patches, which acknowledge the painting as itself, disrupt the uniformity of the surface as it first appears, raising questions about the interaction between the optical and conceptual.

Berry Campbell is located at 530 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011. www.berrycampbell.com.

Click here for exhibition details.


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