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We are pleased to inaugurate the 2013 season with an exhibition featuring a selection of our
contemporary painters. Each artist will be represented by one major new work\; all of t hese works have been created specifically for this occasio n.

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Kenneth Blom’s paintings are cha racterized by a unique blend of architectural and figurative
elements. His gestures are restrained and his spaces spare. His figures often merge with their
surroundings\, appearing forlorn and unfulfilled in the con text of the world at large. This exploration of
mood and dark sentimen t has led critics to contextualize Blom’s oeuvre with Northern Melancholic< br />Romanticism. However\, Blom’s influences and associations are eclectic \; he takes inspiration from the
oeuvre of fellow Norwegian artist Edv ard Munch\, but also Dan Flavin and Gerhard Richter\, for example. Meanwhil e\, Blom’s technique of utilizing photographs to enhance and distort a sens e of realism is very much contemporary.

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Glenn Goldberg’s compositions navigate between the abstract and referential. They man ifest as dreamscapes and otherworldly spheres\, where geometric concerns ar e finely balanced with explorations of the mythic and organic. At first gla nce\, Goldberg’s shapes seem graphic and as clearly delineated as cut-outs. It is upon closer inspection however\, that the expressive gesture of a fr ee hand can be traced and the visual vocabulary appears increasingly natura l. Goldberg’s formations evoke cosmic constellations\, solar systems\, plan t forms\, and labyrinthine environments. Rows made of miniature dots charac terize each shape and tie the elements together like a stitched rhythmic co de.

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Terrell James’s abstract paintings are h ighly evocative. Like a stream of thought\, they start out freely
asso ciative before being edited upon further contemplation. In the tradition of 20th Century abstract
painting\, James employs the immediacy of gestu re and the spontaneity of impulse. James’s work is
intimate and highly personal in that it describes what surrounds and moves her. In her composi tions\,
which at times allude to landscapes\, past and present converg e and reflect the memory of a place.
Shapes\, colors\, contours\, soun ds\, and climate of the land\, for example\, become milestones for the
artist's imagination.

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Kevin King’s painting s on copper reflect his fascination with nature's eclectic forms and creatu res. He
is a collector\, whose vast holdings of found and gifted objec ts include butterflies with spread wings\,
tree branches\, seeds and b eetles\, making up a unique “archive”\, from which King draws inspiration. His compositions are characterized by an incredible devotion to detail and nuance. Though rooted
in representation\, King's paintings are not rep resentative of our conscious reality. Instead\, he combines and alters his subjects freely\, often offering surrealist twists. To King\, painting is a form of
contemplation and a transformative agent. It is through paint ing that his subjects receive symbolic
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Nick Lamia’s paintings explore concepts of s pace by means of abstraction. Vibrant meeting grounds
for opposites\, they rhythmically contrast concrete shapes rendered in opaque hues with ges tural marks and translucent layers. Lamia navigates between geometry and bi omorphism\, deep and shallow space\, overt and restrained gestures\, as wel l as saturated and de-saturated fields. The results are compositions\, in w hich the eye travels from almost purist presentations of color to areas tha t evoke architectural drawings or map-like constructs. Though Lamia’s vocab ulary at times alludes to aerial views of elaborate geographical formations or urban infrastructures\, for example\, it remains open to interpretation .

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Li-lan's imagery has ranged from written a nd cross-cultural correspondence\, such as letters\,
postcards\, and s tamps\, to otherworldly places and Japanese folk tales of the Edo period. S he prefers
storylines that have neither a tangible beginning nor end. Female ghosts\, animals\, and airplanes have
populated her composition s\, floating in and out of simplified architectural structures. Known for w orks
that manifest as poetic metaphors\, Li-lan captures a world remin iscent of dreamscapes and fairy tales.
Meanwhile\, her sense of myster y might evoke cinematic references\, such as David Lynch or Wim
Wender s. One might easily project oneself into these surreal and silent rooms tha t promise a first step
towards the mysterious unknown.

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T he work of Victoria Neel is characterized by an occasional affinity for the bizarre. Revisiting figurative expressionism\, Neel has d eveloped a style that is both consciously naïve and clear-eyed. Her depicti ons of people\, animals and mythic scenarios are far from innocent and docu ment Neel's particular interest in formal and emotional contrasts. In her c ompositions\, beauty and destruction\, capture and flight\, as well as loss and gain\, are always in close proximity. Recently\, Neel's work has devel oped in series. Each theme is explored in a multitude of drawings\, not unl ike still frames of a comprehensive film. This will be the first time that a selection of related works are framed to provide a coherent overview of N eel's complex investigation.

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Bryan Osburn’s abstractions navigate between layers of gestural biomorphic marks and clear ly
delineated forms. Associative\, yet intentionally vague\, they can evoke an array of folkloristic textures\,
ranging from Far Eastern to Latin American. Caspar David Friedrich’s romantic landscapes\, Surrealism\, as well as works of the 1940s and 1950s have impacted Osburn’s vocabulary and shaped his aesthetic.

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The latter is filtered through a ke en interest in how the inescapable visual density provided by
contempo rary mass media can continuously lure and repulse us. Striving for balance and harmony\,
Osburn's images manifest as landscapes that embrace the mysterious unknown.

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