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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Friday night opening at Gallery 360 in New haven high rise

Gallery 360
360 State St., New Haven
Emilia Dubicki and Jonathan Waters: State of the Moment
Through July, 2011.
Opening Reception: Fri., Apr. 15, 6—8 p.m.

Press release

Gallery 360, New Haven, is pleased to present State of the Moment, in the expansive, light filled lobby gallery space of New Haven’s newest residential high rise. The exhibition pairs the New Haven area artists Emilia Dubicki and Jonathan Waters for their first show as a duo.

Comprised of paintings by Dubicki, sculptures and collages by Waters, along with five collaborative mixed medium works by the two, the exhibition focuses on being in the moment while making and viewing the artwork. The paintings and sculpture are big and bold while the collages and collaborations are small and intimate. Scale, perception, and personal interpretation interest both artists.

Nature often serves as a starting point for Emilia Dubicki’s paintings that then traverse the imagery and structures of external landscapes—rocks, piers, water, sky, shadows, light—fused with journeys into a more internal landscape of the spirit. The resulting paintings are made in the studio. Compilations of memories, emotions and visuals are interpreted and expressed in the moment of painting where there is no distance between vision, feelings and the brush.

In his current work, Jonathan Waters incorporates elements of earlier wall pieces and sculptures (drawing in space) with some more recent reductionist work. His sculptures elicit a variety of experiences as one moves around them: what is hidden, what is revealed? His Mill House Series of collages, completed during a 2011 stay at a 1780’s plantation house in the St. Lucy parish of Barbados, elicit architectural references, as well as more sinister and spiritual elements that inform the work generated by spaces they were created in.

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