Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Erin Cone at Hespe Gallery, March 1 - 31!

Hespe Gallery is pleased to announce “IngĂ©nue”, a solo exhibition of new works by Erin Cone. A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30. The exhibition continues through March 31, 2012.

Using clean lines and sharp focus detail, Erin Cone creates works that possess an elegant simplicity. Cone’s paintings are a striking combination of figurative realism and abstract minimalism and are composed of a single, stylized figure against unmodified planes of color, which, in the current series range from pure white to vibrant reds and greens. The artist has also begun experimenting with negative space resulting in ever more striking contrasts. In this series, Cone continues to create tension between the hard edge, linear quality and the soft shapes of the female form. The artist does not seek to force a narrative within her works, rather, her paintings are so highly simplified that the narrative may be inferred or the pieces can be read as pure design. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Works on paper at Hespe Gallery, February 1 - 29!

Hespe Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of works on paper which will run through the month of February.  Gallery artists that will participate include; Richard Ambrose, Lawrence Gipe, Anelecia Hannah, Marianne Kolb and Amy Park. The exhibition includes a diverse selection of drawings, watercolors, gouaches and pastels. From Richard Ambrose's cityscapes displaying his superior draftsmanship to Marianne Kolb's gestural and haunting figure studies, each work reveals the expressive possibilities of this delicate medium.