Carmen Sasso: YOU KNOW IT’S COMING
Dan Hofstadter: NEW PAINTINGS
May 4-25, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday May 4, from 6-9 pm
Third Thursday Reception: May 16, from 6-9 pm
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays during exhibitions, from 2-6 pm
Carmen Sasso and Dan Hofstadter join forces to present works that deal visually with dream, mood, and reverie.
Dan enlists a full palette of color in this show. Years ago, when giving art classes to Swedish school children, he noticed their eager response to the act of direct painting combined with simple techniques like collage, monotype, and stenciling. Similarly, in his own work, he seeks to sense the direction of a painting and ride its currents of half-conscious feeling. Though not literally collages, his paintings draw heavily on the aesthetic of collage, which has been greatly developed in Japanese design.
For this exhibit, Carmen’s motifs are fundamental. Basic perspective, geometry, and the study of a 19th century master painter are rendered in black, white, and grey, using graphite, chalk, or paint. Human travails such as navigating a tumultuous sea or coping with a turbulent mind are dominant themes. A Jungian desire to recreate dream snippets and symbols is combined with constellations and reverence to appease the artist.
Join both on May 4 or on May 16 at the Gallery, when they will lead an open discussion on art-making.
For information or private appointment contact 857-302-8363 during gallery hours or write Dan at DHworks5012@gmail.com.