“Emerging Contemporary American Painters”
January 5th , 2010—hpgrp Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Emerging Contemporary American Painters, an exhibition of works by artists Adela Leibowitz, CJ Collins, Jared Latimer, Josh Peters, Lori Kirkbride and Margaret Murphy. Although all six artists work in a variety of styles, the show will focus on their paintings, proving that the medium is still relevant cultural world increasingly dominated by digital media.
The color block paintings of CJ Collins, Islands of Thought (2010) and The Moon Never Gave Me Much Trouble (2010), buzz with the energy of lines converging and forming shapes by their own volition. Very much subjective, based on the artist’s internal responses to natural phenomena that she records in sketches and drawings, the paintings beckon for the viewer to ascribe their own emotional readings onto the expressionistic, vaguely figurative scenes.