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Monday, October 08, 2012

Gourlay, Carr shows open Friday at Giampietro Gallery at Erector Square

Giampietro Gallery—Works of Art
315 Peck St., New Haven, (203) 777-7760
Gallery 1: Elizabeth Gourlay: A Year Long Song
Gallery 2: Susan Carr: Recent Work
Oct. 12—Nov. 10, 2012.
Reception: Fri., Oct. 12, 5—8 p.m.

Press release from Giampietro Gallery

The Giampietro Gallery will be exhibiting new work by Elizabeth Gourlay and Susan Carr. The exhibition opens on Fri., Oct. 12, with a reception from 5 until 8 p.m. and continues through Nov. 10, 2012.

Elizabeth Gourlay’s work is a meditation on color and form. The drawings and paintings emerge from a gradual yet progressive layering that leads to a complex network of shifting shapes and colors. The shapes and lines create a new vocabulary of abstract forms. They are resonances with inner emotional states, elements of feeling or sub- conscious thought combined with conscious thought about architecture and geometric structure. Gourlay often begins with a background layer of washes and then works with elements of line and form. The color may become muted and minimal, admixing into greys and neutrals or it may become vibrant and intense. There are parallels in musical composition, as looking at the work is a dynamic interaction and the eye moves around the piece element to element, as musical note to musical note. The result is a play of tones, chords, dissonances and harmonies.

Elizabeth received her Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Yale University School of Art and her Bachelors of Art from Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. She had been exhibited throughout New England and New York and has been awarded many prestigious awards including two artist in residence at the studio of Sol LeWitt in Italy (2011 & 2012).

Susan Carr explores the depths of her medium through a unique process of mixing, dripping, molding, and layering. When complete, the work demonstrates her intimately deep understanding of color, texture, and surface.

Susan Carr received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston/ Tufts University. Carr’s work has been exhibited in Chicago, Los Angeles, and throughout the North East including The Museum of Fine Art Boston Torf Gallery. Carr was also the 97th recipient of The James William’s Page Fund Award.

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