Press Release KENISE BARNES FINE ART (new location)
April 13 – May 25, 2013
Grand Opening Reception: Sat. April 13, 6 – 8:30 PM
David Collins, Yolanda Sánchez, Katia Santibañez and Josette Urso
Kenise Barnes Fine Art will open in our new address, with its expanded exhibition and inventory spaces, with a show of abstract paintings. Abstract Thinking features four painters who epitomize painterly abstraction and represent the best of what Kenise Barnes Fine Art has built a reputation on for almost two decades.
David Collins has been with the gallery since 1994 and has been featured in more than a dozen exhibitions with us. Collins’ visual language is culled from recollections of airports, homes, and construction sites. The artist renders these industrial and domestic scenes in highly geometric planes and vivid colors. The artist is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, and shows extensively in the US. He lives and works in Manhattan.
Yolanda Sánchez was born in Havana, Cuba and emigrated to the United States in 1960. Sánchez holds a MFA from Yale University in painting. Yolanda is a Fulbright scholar, completing her fellowship as a painter in Spain after she graduated from Yale. The artist lives and works in Miami Beach. The paintings are also informed by a variety of sources, particularly poetry, dance, calligraphy and Asian art.
Katia Santibañez is interested in the idea of world-making and bringing abstraction to another level; inspired by nature and architecture she uses the grid to organize the composition. The system of the grid or stripes plays also with the idea of power and control--which nature and human beings have in common. The artist earned a B.F.A. at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Teetering between urban and natural subjects Josette Urso makes exploratory paintings working directly and urgently in response to her immediate environment. The artist’s approach involves “moment-to-moment” extrapolation governed by intuitive leaps of scale, color, and wayward geometry. The artist holds both a BFA and an MFA from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
New Gallery Space:
The second exhibition space at Kenise Barnes Fine Art’s new quarters will highlight the more than forty contemporary artists that we represent. The work will be presented salon style and we will continue to program Gallery II as a fluid, and dynamic showcase of new work and fresh inventory throughout the year.
The third gallery space is reserved for our framed works on paper and the flat files that are home to hundreds of unframed works on paper. We will continue to have a wide selection of unframed drawings, prints, mono-prints and photographs to offer collectors.
In addition to greatly expanded exhibition spaces, we are gaining an extensive lower level inventory warehouse that will include a private presentation room where collectors can consider works in a private setting.
Please join us for sparkling wine, light food from local purveyors and a celebration of art and community on Saturday evening April 13 from 6 – 8:30.
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5:30 and evenings by appointment
NEW LOCATION: 1947 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, New York 10538
TEL.: 914 834 8077 WEB: KBFA.com or KeniseBarnesFineArt.com