On Thursday June 9 at 6:30pm there will be artists talks by Katherine Evans and Rachel Volpone at Sandra Morgan Interiors and SM Home Gallery as part of an ongoing Summer 2016 Art Show “Color Field Artists 2016” featuring regional artists Katherine Evans, Barbara Sussberg and Rachel Volpone.
Color Field painting is back and contemporary artists are looking to Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko and Morris Louis for inspiration. These three critically acclaimed regional abstract artists are paying homage to the genre with their expressive use of color in large fields that envelope the viewer while lifting their spirits. As Helen Frankenthaler, a former resident of Darien, said “I don’t start with color order, but find the colors as I go.”
“Color Field Artists 2016”
Featuring Regional Artists Katherine Evans, Barbara Sussberg & Rachel Volpone
Show runs through June 25, 2016
Artist Talk: Katherine Evans & Rachel Volpone, Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 6:30pm
SM Home Gallery at Sandra Morgan Interiors, 70 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-5
Katherine Evans is an award winning abstract painter who works out of her Westport, CT studio. Her abstracts vibrate with color and assorted gestures. Color interaction and its ability to evoke an emotional response are important elements to her work. She is drawn to the color harmony of Helen Frankenthaler, Matisse, Rothko and Emily Mason among so many others. Her father, a noted WPA artist, worked on the famous Coit Tower murals in San Francisco. Evans studied graphic design at the University of Bridgeport and continued her education at the Parsons School of Design, Yale University and the Center for Contemporary Print Making in Norwalk. Within the last 15 years she has won many awards for paintings (including the Winner Circle Award at the Westport Arts Center as selected by the Whitney Museum Director) and been included in many juried exhibits. Katherine’s work can be found in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Barbara Sussberg is a critically acclaimed native Westchester artist whose abstract works evoke a serene sense of the sea and nature with silver and gold undertones. Her intuitive sense of color and her ability to create textural effects from painting with a palette knife combine to achieve oil paintings that seem at once dimensional, watery and multilayered. She translates what she sees at the beach where she lives in Charleston, SC – the light, patterns, horizon – into paintings that always begin from a point of view of color. As the Washington Post Critic recently wrote of her work – “The basic elements could hardly be simpler, yet the result is complex.” Her paintings have been widely exhibited in the South and the Northeast and can be found in private collections throughout the US.
Rachel Volpone is an award winning abstract painter who works out of her Ridgefield, CT studio. Her vibrant and colorful abstracts uncover the hidden meanings and relationships between the intentional and accidental shapes on the canvas. Each work aspires to reflect the complexities of the physical and spiritual world. She is inspired by the color aesthetic of Mark Rothko & Cy Twombly. With a B.F.A. from Syracuse University, Rachel has been a highly sought after artist for the last 10 years. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the US.
SM Home Gallery. Founded in 2006 in Greenwich, CT, as a division of Sandra Morgan Interiors, SM Home Gallery represents award winning regional and national established and emerging artists, recognized as some of the most exciting and noteworthy talents of today, whose work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad.