Opening reception Friday at Giampietro Gallery
Giampietro Gallery—Works of Art
315 Peck St., New Haven, (203) 777-7760
Karen Dow: Alone Together
Jonathan Waters: Quarry Works
Works by Danny Huff
Feb. 1 —27, 2013.
Reception: Fri., Feb. 1, 5—8 p.m.
Artists' Talk: Sat., Feb. 16, 1:30—4 p.m.
Press release from Giampietro Gallery
Giampietro Gallery is pleased to present new work by artists Karen Dow and Jonathan Waters.
For Karen Dow, painting is a process experience. She sets parameters, beginning with a basic grid, and then goes along for the ride, making intuitive edits–which coalesce and weave into patterns, shapes, and color relationships– in search of a surprise ending. In each painting, visible remnants of older decisions add historical depth. As Karen Dow states, “Sometimes a painting is easy, like a conversation with an old friend. Other times it becomes a struggle or a conundrum. In the end I want the work to be an ongoing dialog that takes me somewhere I never knew I was headed."
|Karen Dow: "Hook"|
Karen Dow received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Yale University School of Art, her Post-Baccalaureate Degree from Brandeis University, and her Bachelors of Art from Marlboro College. Dow’s work has been exhibited throughout New England and New York and has been awarded many awards including the Joan Mitchell Career Enhancement Grant/Fellowship.
Jonathan Waters’ new floor and wall sculptures express shifting volumes that expand and contract according to one’s vantage point. His application of paint to traditional steel bar and carved wood solidifies, rather than dematerializes, these media. His move away from traditional display pedestals activates the negative spaces viewers occupy.
Jonathan Waters received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Yale University School of Art and his Bachelors of Fine Art from Windham College. His work has been exhibited throughout New England and New York.