Paintings by Tom Brady anf mixed media by Dolores Poacelli
Dalet Gallery presents Life Colored In, paintings by Thomas G. Brady and Color on the Edge, new works in mixed media by Dolores Poacelli. The dual show is on view through Jan.14, 2012 with the artist reception on Fri Jan 6 from 5 to 9 pm.
Thomas G. Brady
Life Colored In, paintings
Artists’ Receptions: Fridays, Dec. 2, Jan.6, 5 - 9 pm
Tom Brady’s amazing landscapes and daily scenes painted in bright bold strokes may seem spontaneous but they are not: the oil paintings are recreations of pastels the artist does directly on location. The pastels are thoroughly studied so that the resulting paintings are expressions and not just copies. Thick oil paint conveys gesture and movement and creates an abstract painting which although references the initial pastel but also elevates it to something, as Fairfield Porter would say "with a life of its own".
I paint things that can be seen every day. I search for people, scenes and visual relationships that I like, empathize with, or at least am intrigued by…
It is my belief that for paintings to capture the thrill and wonder of life they need to be more than just realistic recordings but instead should exist as individual metaphors.
Tom Brady graduated from Tyler School of Art in 1982. He had dozens of solo exhibitions around the US including various museum shows; his works can be found in museum and corporate collections, such as The Lenfest Foundation, Woodmere Art Museum, Mead Art Museum, Primara System, etc.
In her compositions Dolores Poacelli, a painter and mixed media artist, studies relationship between color, shape, texture, space and tension. Poacelli creates the metal pieces using recycled aluminum printing press plates that she sands, cuts and glues onto wood panels. Combinations of those small light petals on the panel create movements, currents, while cautiously added color patches bring a sense of the events occurring in these flows, as if emanating from the metaphysical tension.
No matter what the material or medium - be it intense color or these pieces using earth-bound color and aluminum – I always attempt to create a tension in each piece: the all-important proportion, placement, relationship of one shape or color to another - in space.
Relationship (I always say) are never easy: the relationship is a composition of the part to the part, the part of the whole and the relationship of the piece to the viewer.
The use of organic shapes references the human form and all of nature, and offers a way of seeing our existence from a microcosim/macrocosim point of view.
Ms Poacelli attended the University of the Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Fleisher Art Memorial.
Her works have been exhibited in a number or art galleries and museums.
She is a winner of 2011 fellowship for painting at NJ Council of the Art.
The exhibition will be on view at the Dalet Gallery, 141 North 2nd Street, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Gallery hours: Wed - Sat, 11 am - 6 pm or by app.
For further information on Dalet Gallery, or to set up media interviews with the gallery artists, contact Irena Gobernik at 215-923-2424, 609-941-8084 or email@example.com or visit www.daletart.com
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