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Color/Forms – Opening Reception
September 22, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Featuring Ivelisse Jimenez & Doreen McCarthy
Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 22, 4-6:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: September 22 – November 4, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12-6pm
This exhibition juxtaposes the work of two artists who are committed to abstraction, and particularly to its exploration in terms of the intersection of color, form, and medium. Working in fabric, plastic, vinyl, Plexiglas and other assorted materials, Ivelisse Jimenez and Doreen McCarthy both approach the solid forms of geometry, the patterning of abstraction and the simplicity of line in related ways.
The dominance of geometric abstraction throughout the Americas in the twentieth century marks it as an important presence that remains powerful. The application of line, color and form in a rich, sensual way marks these works as contemporary objects that draw on this long tradition of geometric and abstract work. Despite their abstract nature, these works make reference to actuality, to the context in which they are created, and their materials underscore these connections. The intent of the works is often multiple, emphasizing the connections between what is real and the visual experience of the viewer. Works in the show are products of both their physical and their cultural environment.
These two artists, from very different backgrounds and at different stages of their career, choose to continue to explore abstraction and geometry through its possibilities, boundaries and connections. Relating space, human perception and experience, color and form in their works, they ask viewers to explore and reconsider these characteristics through their works.