Theme Group Exhibition of new work by all Kobalt Artists
JULY 26-AUGUST 1
RECEPTION FRIDAY JULY 26, 7-9pm
From Joan Miró to Leonardo da Vinci, and perhaps most notably Pablo Picasso, artists have drawn upon the symbolic significance of the color blue in their work throughout the history of art. “Kobalt Blues”, the second of three themed group exhibitions this summer, calls upon our roster of twelve diverse artists to create pieces that either employ a predominantly blue palette, or use the color blue as a critical element in expressing the artist’s vision.
Working in oil, acrylic, watercolor and encaustic, the range of styles and scale from Kobalt’s nine painters spans from hyper realism to abstract in all shades of blue, and on canvases large and small. Paul Balmer’s “Clear Blue Evening” captures the moment at dusk when the convergence of sea and sky disappears behind a shadowy New York skyline. “Depth Finder”, an oil and mixed media abstract triptych by Helen Shulman, plays a spectrum of blue hues against contrasting yellows and splashes of orange. Working three-dimensionally, Duncan Johnson’s piece “Vapour” is an optical treat as hundreds of precision horizontal and vertical cuts penetrate an electric blue surface to expose the grain and warmth of the African mahogany beneath. Join us amid a sea of blue throughout the gallery for the opening reception on Friday July 26th from 7-9pm.