Abstract art exhibit in collaboration with Brooklyn-based pop-up art collective, 3walls
* Friday, September 13, 6:00-8:00 pm
Exhibit Dates: September 13 - October 19
Sarah Shepard Gallery and the Brooklyn based pop-up art collective, 3walls, are excited to present this collaborative exhibition featuring four female abstract artists from the East Coast.
The works on view, abstract and strikingly reductive, address matters of self-expression, the tension between the present and infinity, as well as place, environment, and memory.
Each piece, with its powerfully limited palate and uncomplicated geometries has a compelling vibrancy. All the works presented were made in 2018-2019.
The Korean painter and sculptor Hyun Jung Ahn was born in South Korea and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has had a number of solo exhibitions in Seoul, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Tuscany and elsewhere. The work presented by Ahn is from her series Shaped of the Mind where she creates an indirect language using enigmatic, abstract shaped which for her are capsules of time and feelings. At the end of Ahn’s artistic process what remain - and not what has been taken away – is the memory of a moment or an emotion, at once more fleeting and concrete than the thing itself.
Frances Ashforth has had numerous solo exhibitions including Water +Words, a traveling show on view in 2017-18 at galleries around the country. Ashforth divides her time between printmaking and drawing and her artistic exploration of land, water and sky, both vast and detailed, allows her to retreat from the world’s extreme pace. Her unique, water-based monotypes, spare, powerful and contemplative, are reflections of our natural landscape; they ask us to consider man’s abuse of our precious natural resources.
Born in the south of France, Véronique Gambier attended L’école des Beaux Arts Toulon and L’école des Beaux Arts de Luminy in Marseille and currently lives and works in Ghent, NY. Gambier’s interest in texture and color drew her first to a career in fashion and then to graphic design before devoting her time fully to painting. Her Aperture series captures a discrete, yet multi-faceted moment as it unfolds. Gambier uses highly diluted, acrylic paints that she hand-makes specifically for each body of work; her paper is carefully chosen and atmospheric conditions considered as they can impact her paints’ viscosity.
Sarah Hinckley lives and work on Cape Cod. She received an MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from Tufts University and a diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work has been shown extensively in numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and museums across the country. Her minimalist and ethereal work is inspired by a Cape Cod childhood surrounded by water, marsh, beach and sky, in which her abstract forms call to mind natural landscape, botanical forms, water, mountain and horizon. Evocative of memory and emotion, they also serve as a meditative respite.
Additional time info:
Opening Reception: Friday, September 13, 6:00-8:00 pm
or by appointment