May 24, 2011

 

What: Opening reception for “The Figure, the figure, the figure and the figure”

When: May 28, 2011, 4-7 pm

Where: Lauren Clark Fine Art, 402 Park Street (Route 183), Housatonic, MA

 

What: Opening reception for “Sky Paintings”

When: May 28, 2011, 5-8 pm

Where: Childs Studio Arts, 40 Railroad Street, 2nd Flr, Great Barrington, MA

 

What: Opening Reception for “Traction”

When: May 28, 2011, 5:30-7:30 pm

Where: Geoffrey Young Gallery, 40 Railroad Street, 2nd Flr, Great Barrington, MA

 

(Great Barrington, MA)- Saturday, May 28, 2011, Great Barrington and Housatonic will come alive with not one, not two, but three separate openings-featuring the 8 artists, and works ranging from the figure to skyscapes to abstraction.

The evening will begin at 4:00 pm with an opening reception for The figure, the figure, the figure and the figure at Lauren Clark Fine Art, 402 Park Street (Route 183), Housatonic, MA.

The figure, the figure, the figure and the figure is examination of contemporary figurative painting through the works of four local painters: Richard Brittell, Kris Galli, Jeanet Ingalls, and Rebecca Weinman.

The night continues with an opening reception beginning at 5 pm for Sky Paintings, a solo exhibition of Diane Firtell’s new lush, large scale oil sky-scapes at Childs Studio Arts, 40 Railroad Street, 2nd Floor, Great Barrington, MA.

The last opening of the night begins at 5:30 with at the Geoffrey Young Gallery, also located on the second floor of 40 Railroad Street. Traction features drawings and paintings by three abstract painters-Sean Greene of Northampton, and Gary Petersen and Vince Contarino of New York City.

About Lauren Clark Fine Art and The Figure, the figure, the figure and the figure

Lauren Clark Fine Art features fine art and contemporary craft by regional and internationally recognized artists in all media. “The Figure, the figure, the figure, and the figure” features the work of Richard Britell, Kris Galli, Jeanet Ingalls, and Rebecca Weinman. The exhibition will run May 28-July 4, 2011, with a reception on May 28, 2011, 4-7 pm. The gallery is located at 402 Park Street (Route 183), Housatonic, MA and is open Monday and Thursday, 11-4:30pm, Friday-Saturday, 11-5:30 pm, and Sunday 12-4:00 pm. For more information, please visit laurenclarkfineart.com or contact the gallery directly at 413-274-1432 or lauren@laurenclarkfineart.com.

About Childs Studio Arts and Sky Paintings

Childs Studio Arts features contemporary Studio Glass, Ceramic Sculpture, Painting, photography, and bespoke Furniture by makers and artists from the Berkshires and beyond. “Sky Paintings,” is a show of new lush, large scale oils on canvas by Diane Firtell. The exhibition will run May 20-June 20, 2011, with a reception on May 28, 2011, 5-8 pm. The gallery is located at 40 Railroad Street Great Barrington, 2nd Floor and is open Friday-Saturday, 12-7 pm and Sunday 11-3 pm. For more information, please visit childsstudioarts.com or contact the gallery directly at 413-429-1945 or info@childsstudioarts.com.

About Geoffrey Young Gallery and Traction

“Traction,” features drawings and paintings by three abstract painters Sean Greene, Gary Petersen, and Vince Contarino. The exhibition will run May 28-June 23, 2011, with a reception May 28, 2011 5:30–7:30 pm. The gallery is located at 40 Railroad St., Great Barrington, MA and is open Thursday-Saturday, 11-5 pm. For more information, please call 413-528-6210.

About the Artists

Richard Britell, a career painter, studied at Pratt Institute with Philip Pearlstein and Walter Erlebacher. His first show in NYC at Staempfli Gallery was sold out, and reviewed in the New York Times. The artist currently lives in Pittsfield, MA.

Vince Contarino (vincecontarino.com)  is New York City based abstract painter whose work is concerned with exploring the possibilities of abstraction through drawing, collage, and painting.

Diane Firtell (dianefirtell.com) is a Pittsfield based artist, teacher and co-founder Alchemy Initiative, well known for her landscape “collages.” Her new breathtaking large-scale skyscapes in oils, with touches of charcoal, are bold and full of color and movement, bringing new dimension to her already vibrant style.

Kris Galli is a Lenox based, self-taught figurative painter who has been practicing her craft for over twenty years, whose work is characterized by an airy, hint of the surreal, and dreamy.

Sean Greene (seangreene.org) is an abstract painter residing in Florence, MA. His work is driven by an interest in color interactions, and the sensations that result from visually absorbing them.

Jeanet Ingalls (jinsix.com) is a Lenox and Pittsfield based artist and filmmaker known for her portrait and figurative paintings and collages which explore expressions of the inner transformations and self-discovery born of hardship and struggles manifested through outward contortions of the human form.

Gary Petersen (garypetersenart.com) is an abstract painter based in New York City interested in geometric abstraction that reflects our vulnerability and uncertainty in the world.

Rebecca Weinman (rebeccaweinman.com) is an emerging artist known for her humorous and discomfiting self-portraits and figurative works on paper and in oil that were highlighted earlier this year in her highly successful second solo exhibition, You Weren’t Supposed to See This.