Gallery19 and Alapash New Home work together on creating an exhibition that dares to challenge the prevailing laws of interior design by turning the gallery into a room. We will be featuring work by Macro Chavarry, Casey Roberts, and Kaylee Dalton. By turning our space into a series of small interior vignettes, the gallery serves as a visual tutorial–a DIY–for integrating art and design, while violating every design law you ever thought you knew. Come and join us for this innovative exhibition.
Dreamy and contemplative – Roberts’ large-scale cyanotype paintings on paper depict a variety of domestic and wilderness subjects which evoke a still and wondrous world. Subjects the artist often revisits include trees, water, animals, and sky. Through his thoughtful use of silhouettes and selective color, Roberts’ ethereal works, profound in their simplicity, tap into our longing for connection through nature.
My work is an exploration in balance and minimalism; I am constantly exploring the relationships of line quality and shape. After years of designing balanced and pleasing spaces, I began to explore creating visual work to compliment and complete those environments. Cultural iconography plays an important role in the work I am creating in this series. I am heavily inspired by ancient pre-Columbian art, especially by South American ceramics and textiles. I am also influenced and inspired by the geometric abstraction and minimalist movements from the 1950’s and 60’s.
My works are a representation of growth. Interpreting the fascinating consistency of botanical growth, the expressive characteristics natural forms exude and their relatable qualities. Comparable to people, plants are intriguing and complicated. They’re always in a state of evolution, either becoming weaker or stronger. Likewise we as humans continue to change. For instance, one becomes sicker, healthier, happier or depressed etc. Attempting to create work that blurs the lines between the underground roots (inner self) and the above ground beautiful leaves (outside appearance).
My process involves many hours making numerous watermedia paintings and encaustic monotypes. Encaustic paint (hot wax) is directly applied onto an anodized aluminum plate heated on an electric griddle. A print is then pulled from it. Each monotype provides a sense of movement. Simultaneously, layers of watered down acrylic, gouache, ink and watercolors are poured on papers and plastic sheeting generating depth but also unplanned natural markings. Pieces of these monotype and papers are collaged with ink drawings and patterned textiles creating a whimsical and lush abstractions. I strive for strong textural contrasts reflective of the various surfaces found in nature and the differences in people