Subtle Arrangements

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Subtle Arrangements
Curated by: Basak Malone

255 West 86th Street @ Broadway
New York, NY 10024
October 16th, 2010 - October 30th, 2010
Opening: October 22nd, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

upper west side
Tuesday through Saturday / 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
photography, digital



October 16-30, 2010

Opening Reception: 22nd October, Friday 6-8 pm

 *NEW YORK, NY –*Gelabert Studios Gallery is pleased to announce the up-coming group exhibition “Subtle Arrangements” Curated by Basak Malone to take place between October 16-30, 2010. We will see nine diverse artists arrangements subtly made behind the closed doors of their studios in this exhibition as well as of course their arrangements made together: Carlos Aquilino, Aase-Hilde Brekke, Anthony Coffey, Tove Hellerud, Catherine Lan, Gunilla Oldenburg, Kristian Rangel, Trey Reed and Matthew Lauretti. The works span a dynamic assortment of stylistic and thematic conclusions and/or questions that are linked by their reflective nature.

Carlos Aquilino’s drawings are made on ultimate paper with a marker or additional colored markers. Specially the black/ white drawings are so delicate and lace-like while they fill the paper with an infinitely opening, expanding and revealing story, happening and quality, time and again with each one.

Aase-Hilde Brekke is a multi-media artist versed in performance, installation art, objects, collage, photography and film. Brekke’s photography works that will be shown, deal with elevated states of human and ecologic phenomenon, such as ritual of Tibetan monks and dances in highly ritualized festivals.

Anthony Coffey has recently been making images on New York City Subway Maps through pigment transfer. The artist’s subject matters are visions of New Worlds as well as old school depictions of cars, human figures, buildings and sunflowers.

Tove Hellerud’ s painting develops from an exploration of mark making. The artist works intuitively, without any imagery in mind, to develop a composition. Disassociated from any corresponding sensation, experience or thing, Hellerud’s metaphoric abstractions glisten over whatever surface they happen to occupy.

Catherine Lan uses fashion elements to create fairy-tale based work that literally burst from the canvas in a splash of eye poping colors and playful textures that belies mature, poingnant explorations of female identity. Materials such as fabric, rhinestone, faux fur, fake pearl, glitter are combined with acrylic or spray paint to make paintings that deconstruct architypal characters such as "Little Red Riding Hood", "Snow White" and "Elf or Teddy Bear."

Kristian Rangel works almost like an architect. Certainly he has the know-how on structure. He applies this with the gentle loving-kindness of his hand holding the pencil and creates other worlds. Worlds stretching into infinite labyrinths. The artist will be showing his recent Scratchboards which is a technique where drawings are created using sharp knives and tools foretching into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with black India Ink.

Trey Reed creates contemporary abstract paintings in which the artist explores his interest in the passage of time, and the resultant inevitable changes of that passing. Reed’s process creates the time-weathered look that embodies the essence of change.

Gunilla Oldenburg’s main inspiration has long been Nature. Oldenburg’s style is an interesting combination of west and east, a mixture of poetic compositions, rhythm and texture. In the artist’s 3-dimensional paintings she experiments with different materials, such as dried sea-algae from the Swedish west coast.

Matthew Lauretti who was recently on display in SoHo once again shows his large-scale,calligraphic-style graffiti paintings about New York. His works on industrial fabric juxtaposes materials to reveal tensions—between the natural and the man-made, the city and suburbia, class and culture—creating a record of our desires, obsessions, and excesses.

Gelabert Studios Gallery 255 West 86th Street New York, NY 10024

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