Have you met…Harriet Bellows?


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I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Harriet Bellows.

Structure as Line Form. 18 x 24 inches. © Harriet Bellows. 2013

Structure as Line Form. 18 x 24 inches. © Harriet Bellows. 2013

Artist Statement
“The foundation for my paintings has developed around a platform of structure, line, balance and color as defined by simplicity. The element of abstract within my work further defines my ideas. In 2003 I began a series of figurative abstracts that define my idea of simplicity and its consideration for honesty.” HB

Blue Line. 10 x 10 inches. © Harriet Bellows. 2013

Blue Line. 10 x 10 inches. © Harriet Bellows. 2013

Biography

Harriet Bellows received her B.F.A. from Alfred University College of Art and Design in 1968 and her M.F.A. from Alfred University College of Art and Design in 1971. She operated a studio for 10 years before becoming a professional pilot. Her thirty year aviation career has strongly influenced her art concepts of space and environments. Harriet’s work is included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Luce Foundation and the Mint Museum’s Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection of Charlotte, NC. and The Maryland Federation of Art.

Harriet Bellows lives in Wake Forest, NC with a studio in Durham, NC,.

Light on Motion. © Harriet Bellows. 2013 . On on view at The Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC.

Light on Motion. © Harriet Bellows. 2013 . On on view at The Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC.

Other material relating to Harriet Bellows.

Artist Website: Harriet Bellows.

Studio Blog: Harriet Bellows.

FRANK: Harriet Bellows.

Craven Allen Gallery: Harriet Bellows.

ArtSlant: Harriett Bellows.

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Have you met…Lorri Ott?


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I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Lorri Ott.

"bridge" 2012 mixed h 12" x w 9" private collection

“bridge”
2012
mixed
h 12″ x w 9″
private collection

Artist Statement
Experimental in material and process, my work is informed by the language of painting, the history of abstraction, chemistry, color, landscape and grid. Favoring the fluidity of pigmented liquid plastic I construct physical objects that function optically as well as sculpturally, engaging both vision and touch. Using color and surface texture to differentiate the parts or elements, I combine and assemble juxtaposing materials and forms (hard/soft, organic/geometric, opaque/translucent) to further abstract the pictorial qualities of the works.My recent work is more ambitious and polychromatic. These pieces require multiple pours of pigmented resin. Within my studio practice the cumulative activity of mixing and pouring liquid plastic establishes time and place: Each piece is a visual moment where material and process are tested and challenged. Color consideration is based upon my response to landscape (real, imaginary and emotional): I seek to reinvent a model of my experience using color, material and form. Installing these pieces directly on the wall allows the work to be open-ended in process and presentation.
"sweet tooth" 2012 mixed media on canvas h 12" x w 9" private collection

“sweet tooth”
2012
mixed media on canvas
h 12″ x w 9″
private collection

Lorri Ott is a visual artist and adjunct professor at KentState University. She lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.

Education
2004 MFA Painting Kent State University (summa cum laude)
1996 BFA Painting University of North Carolina (magnum cum laude)

"feather trail" 2012 mixed media h 10" x w 13" x d 2"

“feather trail”
2012
mixed media
h 10″ x w 13″ x d 2″

Other material relating to Lorri Ott.

Artist Website new: Lorri Ott.

ahtcast: Lorri Ott.

Art Orbiter: Lorri Ott.

Beautiful Decay: Lorri Ott.

Museum of Contemporary art Cleveland: Passive Voices Lorri Ott.

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Have you met…Lisa Pressman?


An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Lisa Pressman.

The Deep, 24"x24", encaustic.

The Deep, 2013, 24″x24″, encaustic.

Statement

“I focus on fragments in my work, just as our culture is fragmented and disconnected but my worldview is one of interconnection. I try to reveal elements that many people have lost sight of, elements that communicate to a place deeper than words. My work is rooted in a sense of play and discovery, an intuitive dialogue between the random and the deliberate that allows a relationship between intent and accident to develop. I try to create in the place of “not knowing” and exploration. My paintings invite a deep, visceral response that evolves over time; they have a life of their own.” LP

Things That Matter, 1, 2013, 24"x 24", encaustic.

Things That Matter, 1, 2013, 24″x 24″, encaustic.

BIO

Lisa Pressman began her studies in ceramics, sculpture and painting at Douglass College, NJ, where she received a Bachelor of Art. She continued her studies at Bard College and completed an MFA in painting. Her  paintings incorporates oils, collage, wax and other mixed media to create works that allude to a personalized time  and space. The work is the physical embodiment of the slow and gradual process of realization and transformation.

Lisa  has a solo show scheduled at The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA in the fall of 2013 and the S.H.E Gallery in Boonton, NJ, spring of 2014. Her work also will be exhibited in several group shows including: Shape Shiting, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY; Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence In Contemporary Encaustic, The Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA (curated by Michael Giaquinto); a Group Show at Western Carolina State University Museum, Cullowhee, NC. and also ed at the A GAllery in Provincetown,MA

Pressman’s recent 2012 group exhibitions included: Wax is Hot, Amy Simon Gallery, Westport, CT; EW’12 Invitational Exhibition, R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY; From Where I Stand, Rye Art Center, Rye, NY; and Confluence: Medium Meets Message, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL.  In 2011, Pressman’s work was exhibited in Kindred Spirits, Schiltkamp Gallery at Clark University, Wooster MA, Making the Mark at Susan Eley Fine Art and at the Affordable Art Fair with Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, both in New York City. Her paintings were also featured in The Balancing Act, a solo show at Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia. Other recent exhibitions include: Reality and Artifice, the 2010 New Jersey Annual at the NJ State Museum, Trenton, NJ; Illusive Balance: Transcendental Pattern and Layered Surface at the Douglass Library gallery, New Brunswick, NJ; Little Gems at Butters Gallery, Portland, OR. She is represented by the Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX, Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, Larchmont NY, and the Allyn Gallup Gallery in Sarasota, FL

She is currently an adjunct at the Art Institute of New York and teaches painting privately and around the country. You can find her teaching schedule at http://www.lisapressman.net/news/teaching/

Lisa Pressman lives and works in West Orange, NJ.

Things That matter, 3, 2013, 12x12, encaustic.

Things That matter, 3, 2013, 12×12, encaustic.

Other material relating to Lisa Pressman.

Artist Website: Lisa Pressman.

Lisa Pressman Art Blog: Lisa Pressman.

Youtube: Lisa Pressman.

Studio Critical: Lisa Pressman.

MoMa PS1 Studio Visit: Lisa Pressman.

ArtSlant: Lisa Pressman.

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Have you met…Gert Scheerlinck?


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I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Gert Scheerlinck.

River Field, painted CD case.

River Field, painted CD case.

BIO

“I am a visual artist who works on the study of matter. My focus is on the use of found materials. Although I still feel the need to return to mixed media on canvas, I mainly study the influence of paint on non-artistic materials such as … rubber, plastic, styrofoam, and rope, … I deliberately paint inaccurately and make intentional (compositional) faults, causing some tension, it creates a correlation between the applied and the used materials.” GS

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“My recent work is about a project called ‘reflections’.
(synonyms reflection: glow, contemplation, mirroring, thoughts, … )

Reflection in a literal sense refers to the reflection of light. Light is actually the most important element in art, without light there’s no image.
Reflection refers figuratively to a consideration, a review of performance. A reference to my completion of 10 years of academic studies.
During this project I imposed upon myself some limitations, because there is no coherence between the work without it and also I had to examine the possibilities within this limitation.
My limitations:

During this project I imposed myself some limitations:

  1. Reflection (see explanation above).
  2. the specific use of material.
  3. the use of blue.
  4. the techniques I’ve learned over the past years.

I started to paint on cd-cases, they are made of hard shiny plastic (ref. reflection). In these works it clearly comes to the choice of materials and the color blue is evident. Because the paint had to remain in it’s place, I needed to paint on the back, mirrorwise. My restrictions were fulfilled. All cases have a story to tell, but the viewer will be forced to think and formulate his own philosophy.” GS

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Gert Scheerlink is a Belgian artist, and he was born in Ninove, Belgium, in 1973. He lived for almost 10 years in Aalst and is now living and working in the smal town of Oosterzel, near Gent.
Other material relating to Gert Scheerlink.

Artist Blog: The World Of An Abstract Painter by Gert Scheerlink.

You can like his Artist Facebook page: Abstract Painter: Gert Scheerlink.

Artist catalog: Gert Scheerlink.

Artist catalog Reflections: Gert Scheerlink.

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Have you met…Paul Pagk?


An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Paul Pagk.

Féerie, 2012 oil on linen 65" X  64"

Féerie, 2012 oil on linen 65″ X 64

Statement
four walls… east  south west hold paintings… west south paintings are stored with a possibility of viewing one painting each facing out… doors to east and west… main painting wall east… two windows facing north… hudson river west… cement floor… work table glass palette south… pigments… oils…. medium… varnishes… brushes… rags…  rabbit skin glue oil emulsion white prepared on stretched linen… 76” 74” 65” 74” 62” 60” 28” 27”… white surface… line to surface… white black gray black white… white finding place… gray black composing structure… defining place… color brush primed linen… color form surface… red white pink black  purple violet white red blue yellow green… green yellow… orange yellow… yellow orange… orange red… red blue… green blue… violet purple blue green yellow orange… blue red… red orange…  carmine red… blue magenta… purple violet yellow… acid yellow… electric blue… blue… deep violet… brown… ochre… copper… lead… titanium… cobalt… cadmium… zinc… metal… natural… earth… organic… synthetic… mineral… stone… smooth… grit… thick… heavy… light… opaque… translucent… shine… matt… acid soar sweet wet dry warm cold bright dark… pigments… in waiting… pigment ground into paint… thick… buttery… dry… liquid… brush… paint…. pull… trace… plane… line… direction… body hand brush surface… applied controlled smeared slippery… line developing structure…  line color form… abstract… suggestive… elusive… gradually materializing… appearing to disappear materialized other… progressing with time… time absorbed in… line crosses line… line meets edge… color line encounters line… color comes upon line… line lies in color… surface covers line… surface light… light from within… light coming onto… absorbed slowly returning out… reverberating… shimmering… reflecting… impenetrable… surface… mirror… window… structure opening upon outside from inside… painting presence… function that holds gaze… capturing by passer… time stopped… structure… limits off limits… off center… enters from right may also be from elsewhere… contained… belonging to other… pictorial space… air breath… color surface… transparent… opaque… layered time… basic essential elements forming visual complexity… color expanse covers… expanding over line… color on color… primrose yellow on yellow… blue on blue… red over grey line on red… orange on orange pink line caught between… orange over yellow… yellow in orange… cobalt blue on green… cadmium red over greenish blue…  mental structure within color… color expands pushing painting’s boundaries… structure in void… searching the intimate… lines cross…. lines meet… placing local… colors shift constantly changing…. orange moves from once was orange to acid yellow with green hue… two horizontal pink rectangles that were once cobalt blue one above one below with an inch wide line connecting each to the right edge surrounded by a field of deep ultramarine blue… purple/violet field ice neon blue lines which began light yellow… lines caught in event… line structure incident… color emanating… color aura occupies space… indefinable hue… color as color a manifestation of it’s self… palpable color… pigment besides the color it contains is identifiable material… actual… concrete… embodying color… surface painting layered energy… process… memory of enactments from under… painting always in the present with memories of yesterday’s gestures… acting upon breaks into tomorrow… transcending the known enters the unexpected… not granting all at once… slow reveal… surface color stretched pulled… pictorial tension… painting extends perception’s limits… viewer’s gaze caught in what appears logical but declines to be so… no pause constantly opening… unraveling… questions answers more questions than answers questions actions decisions… actions questions… what maybe answers bring on more questions present infinite possibilities in the singular… open painting… moments in time… decisions developed result through picture happenings… painting comes into being due to one and many pictorial events… viewer held in gaze…  eyes fixed at reading the painting in all its reason… caught in space between… destined determined place…  body in paint to viewer to painting… painting to body… body in the read… viewer  painter painting in mutual gaze… one to one to one… other to one… fluids… transferred… materials transformed… energy in the still… in suspended time… painting into point of beyond… body in front… palpable void between viewer and painting… void activating pictorial space… the breath…  body in void… mind in structure… space amid… object painting… off square square… 4 edges…  4 sides… 4 corners… 2 inches deep… 76 inches x 74 inches… a need to experience the painting object in the real… movement in front… ground becomes  figure… figure turns into ground… gestalt what was now is other…  space… void… time… layers… painting… questions in layered time… pictorial surface… time covered moments… layered over changing what was to what will… time constantly moves… painting performs in the still… such as total painting… subject painting at it’s core… absolute… painting in the constant still…  being and mind put in moment of suspended space… painting pushed to the extreme… always changing altering until left at the magical time of completion but open never ultimately finished although arrived at passed on to next pictorial enactment… demanding and non complaisant… occupies physical location engages mental place… painting with in painting’s language… not heard seen… paint material… tension energy silent… bewitching… color form structure light brought to the unchangeable constant changing… memories from beneath… past gestures… known into the unknown… aura… presence… beyond into the unexpected… a renewal within the constant same… each day new pictorial gestures on past gestures… gestures repeated… painting gesture in paint lust…  a yearn within the palpable picture plane… tension contained in visual pictorial thought… light from within… breath through the painted…  complexity in the seemingly simple… engulfed memory in the present… morning 6:55… check into studio… breakfast… must continue not yet at where I want the painting to be… continue… a new day… some will happen some will need time to…. give painting space… light/space… what was given give to the next… day to night day spent night painting… painting the none definable with words… it is it’s language… painting is of painting…

Paul Pagk September 2010.

Das Inner Dasein, 2008 2009 oil on linen 65" x 74"

Das Inner Dasein, 2008 2009 oil on linen 65″ x 74″

Paul Pagk was born in England UK in 1962. He has lived in England, Austria, France and lives and works in New York since 1988.

 EDUCATION:
1978 to 1982: École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.

Other material relating to Paul Pagk.

Artist Website: Paul Pagk.

(standard) Interview: Paul Pagk.

NewArtTV: Paul Pagk.

Arts in Bushwick: Paul Pagk.

ArtSlant: Paul Pagk.

Art Orbiter: Paul Pagk.

Visual Discrepancies: Paul Pagk.

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