Gallery35’s newest exhibit, RED, celebrates a color long treasured by artists!
From the Venetian masters Titian and Tintoretto to van Gogh, who blended it into many shades in dozens of paintings, artists sought out the properties of Mexican red, which is extracted from the tiny cochineal insect, a small parasite that feeds on the prickly pear cactus. Carmine, van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo in 1885, using another name for cochineal, is the “red of wine and is warm and lively like wine.”—from Elisabeth Malkin’s article, “An Insect’s Colorful Gift, Treasured by Kings and Artists”, NY Times, Nov. 27, 2017
For this exhibit, I decided to depart from my usual technique of compositing, filtering and blending my photographs and instead created freehand drawings the old-fashioned way in a sketchbook. I then digitized these pencil drawings creating special artistic line effects and digitally painted the shapes a vibrant red! Reflections in Red is collection of sketches of Southwestern rock stars found in Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Arches National Park. For Viewpoints in Red, Viewpoints in Red was created using my drawings from four different angles of San Francisco de Asis, in Rancho de Taos, New Mexico, whose dramatic adobe buttesses make it one of the most photographed churches in the world.
Please stop by and see these pieces—and the work of 18 other artists all featuring various degrees of this wonderfully warm redness!
January 14 – March 2, 2018
Artists’ Reception: Feb 2 6-8pm
Closing Reception: March 2 6-8pm
Gallery35 At Community
30 E 35th Street
New York, NY 10016