Rob Wynne Locks Gallery New Light

Rob Wynne

Spider Web, 2010
glass beads and thread on vellum
27 x 21 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery New Light Red Eye Hornet

Rob Wynne

Red Eye Hornet, 2010
glass beads and thread on vellum
27 x 21 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery New Light Green Spider

Rob Wynne

Green Spider, 2010
glass beads and thread on vellum
27 x 21 inches

New Light 21st Century haystack #3 Ena Swansea Locks Gallery

Ena Swansea

21st century haystack #3, 2008
oil and graphite on canvas
60 x 72 inches

Ena Swansea Locks Gallery

Ena Swansea

1501 broadway, 2009
oil and graphite on canvas
60 x 72 inches

New Light Locks Gallery Pat Steir Four Square Falls

Pat Steir

Four Square Falls

2000

oil on canvas

50 x 50 inches

New Light Locks Gallery Pat Steir Black and Gold #2

Pat Steir

Black and Gold #2

2009

oil on canvas

84 x 84 inches

New Light Locks Gallery Warren Rohrer Of Yellow 4

Warren Rohrer

Of Yellow 4

1994

oil on linen

16 x 36 inches

New Light Locks Gallery Warren Rohrer Matrix

Warren Rohrer

Matrix

1985

oil on linen

52 1/2 x 52 1/2 inches

New Light Locks Gallery Neysa Grassi Spirit Blue II

Neysa Grassi

Spirit Blue II

2006

oil on linen

16 x 16 inches

New Light Locks Gallery Neysa Grassi Aurora

Neysa Grassi

Aurora

2008

oil on panel

19 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches

New Light Locks Gallery Joy Feasley BG

Joy Feasley

BG

2008

engraved resin over glitter on board

36 x 30 inches

New Light Locks Gallery Neysa Grassi Underbelly

Neysa Grassi

Underbelly

2008,

oil on linen

60 x 56 inches

Press Release

 
Locks Gallery is pleased to present New Light, a group exhibition featuring gallery artists Neysa Grassi, Ellen Harvey, Warren Rohrer, Pat Steir, Ena Swansea, and Rob Wynne. New Light will be on view April 24 through May 28, 2010. There will be a reception on Friday, May 7th from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
 
Light - a timeless subject and painterly device used in art throughout the ages, is also a metaphor for renewal, new development, and rediscovery. In the hands of artists, artificial or reflected light becomes a sensory experience and a vital component of the work.
 
This thematic presentation of six painters and one sculptor offers highly individual approaches to varied meanings of “light”. In the abstract paintings of Neysa Grassi, Warren Rohrer and Pat Steir, shadows and light are often at play in their subtle layering and dense applications of paint.
 
Ena Swansea draws from daily life in her semi-autobiographical figure and landscape paintings. Her views of New York’s Broadway Avenue hum with the overloaded LED environment.
 
The conceptual artist Ellen Harvey has long explored optical effects with mirrors and LED lighting. In her new series Ruins are More Beautiful, Harvey invents a lost Romantic forest crafted from hand-edged mirrors.
 
Rob Wynne’s blown glass sculptures of words and phrases utilize text as the subject. His pieces at first read as signs - but for the viewer, each text triggers memories or koan-like meditations.