Ray Burggraf :The Early Work - Art Opening
Venvi Art Gallery is showing Ray Burggraf: The Early Work exhibition. Back in 1970, after he came to Florida from UC Berkley, his works were exclusively geometric abstractions.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Nov. 9, 2020 - PRLog -- RAY BURGGRAF, THE EARLY WORK
At a time when the gallery scene has all but shut down, the Venvi Art Gallery keeps finding ways to stay in touch with the Tallahassee community and expand its reach.
Ray Burggraf: The Early Work exhibition, open November 6th to January 10th, will continue this work. There will not be the usual evening opening but Venvi's 2901 E. Park Avenue location will be open for limited hours with masks and social distancing, Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30-5:30pm during the Burggraf show. In addition, there will be a viewing room to enjoy on the Venvi website (www.VenviArtGallery.com)
Burggraf's art has changed constantly over the years as he has sought to renew himself creatively. Back in 1970, after he came to Florida from UC Berkeley, his works were exclusively geometric abstractions featuring only a few colors. Unfettered by realism, they emphasized a repetition of shapes evolving into patterns. That is in stark contrast to later paintings–still gradations of color, but more complex with motion, organic shapes, and even taking on sculptural form. This exhibition's pieces were selected exclusively from the earlier geometric abstraction period which includes acrylic on canvas paintings that contain serious analytical comparisons of color and value brushed vigorously on the surface in smooth, blended gradations, often in shapes that appear restless and spacey.
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