Ann Walsh: Colors

The Sam & Adele Golden Gallery, 188 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY

October 6, 2018 – March 15, 2019

Opening Reception October 6 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The exhibition 'Ann Walsh: Colors' opens on Saturday October 6th, 2018 at the Sam & Adele Golden Gallery (The SAGG) at Golden Artist Colors, Inc.

This survey of abstract paintings and sculptures by artist Ann Walsh underscores her commitment to the expressive possibilities of color and her investigations of the use of new materials for making art.  Walsh has lived in New York City and maintained a studio there since 1980. An illustrated catalog with an essay by artist and critic Franklin Einspruch entitled, "Ann Walsh's Mechanics of Color" will be available.

The exhibition begins with several 'reverse paintings' from the 1980s, in which acrylics were painted in layers on a flexible plastic support that enabled the final image to be developed with the top layer having been created first.  After drying, Walsh removed the acrylic lamination from the flexible support and adhered it to stretched canvas.

The chronology of the show proceeds with works that become more sculptural.  These use a variety of substrates to reinforce the color selections and explore shifts in both the scale of the works and the densities of color.

The most recent paintings were created in 2018 with HVLP spray guns.  The sprayed acrylic allows for a literal solidity of color and allows viewers to engage in the immersion of the color explorations of Ann Walsh.

In his essay about Ann Walsh's works in the show, Franklin Einspruch states, '... a Walsh is orienting, emphatically so.  In particular it orients the viewer to a surface, with implicit, spinal-cord-level instructions to regard it aesthetically.'

To learn more about Walsh and her artwork, visit http://www.ann-walsh.com/index.htm. Go to The Sam & Adele Golden Gallery website, www.thesagg.org for more information.  Visiting hours for The SAGG are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

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  1. Ann Walsh is a visual artist, primarily working with paint, Plexiglas and vinyl. Her work has been displayed in The Everson Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and the Lori Bookstein Gallery, among others.
  2. Thank you for the invite! Intriguing title for your show. I live just outside of Vancouver, BC Canada All the best for your exhibition. Erika

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