206 Skillman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Upcoming

Upcoming exhibition at Green Door Gallery

Color Moves - Four Painters Who Are Turning Up The Heat





David Ambrose, Elizabeth Hazan, Fran O’Neill, David Anselm Turner

Curated by Elisa Jensen





May 18 - June 16

Opening reception: Saturday, May 18, 6-8 pm





Sudden inspiration has its charms: like a bolt of lightning at midnight it illuminates everything around it in the eerie, electric blue of genius. But the fact is that the bolt only lasts a fraction of a second, and then you are cast back into the dark.

The four artists in this show, on the other hand, have taken the raw materials of their experience -- the murky waters of the id, follies of youth, flights of imagination -- and have translated it into a bonfire of creativity that pushes the darkness back until the day returns.

And in making their own heat and light they come up with paintings that are as surprising, fluid and mesmerizing as darting flames and glowing embers.

All four are at their peak. Their world is color. Their passion is movement, and they take us, via their mark and line, on a magnificent journey.  They show us an unabashed love for color, rhythm, space, movement, light and play.

David Ambrose takes the viewer on a journey of his own making via his perforations and color dots.  His technique draws on his family history of textile work and lacemaking, taking the patterns and rhythms found in this history to a surprising new level of hyper-saturation and beauty; the works are mesmerizing and euphoric.

David Ambrose,  Bayeux , 2019, watercolor, gouache, ink and crayon on pierced paper, 12 x 9.5 inches

David Ambrose, Bayeux, 2019, watercolor, gouache, ink and crayon on pierced paper, 12 x 9.5 inches

Elizabeth Hazan’s fluid and moving line proscribes spaces that read as both up and down, leaving the viewer delightfully off-kilter, and enthralled. Her spaces are filled to bursting with color.  Flatness is played expertly against depth. In paintings that evoke landscape, she plays with our sense of grounding.

Elizabeth Hazan,  Field #83 , 2019, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

Elizabeth Hazan, Field #83, 2019, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

Fran O’Neill grabs viewers by the lapels with her bold, fast moving swirls of color and takes them on a visual journey along paths of bold hues that turn up, down, and all around. Her work is exhilarating.

Fran O’Neill,  Just Touch , 2018, 72 x 72, Oil on canvas

Fran O’Neill, Just Touch, 2018, 72 x 72, Oil on canvas

David Anselm Turner’s paintings have been created in the epicenter of the fire: we get to see his vivid curving marks as they burn brightly, as they fade, and as they dance to the intense choreography of pure heat and constant change.

David Anselm Turner,  Burn the Boats,  2018, Oil on canvas, 66 x 66 inches

David Anselm Turner, Burn the Boats, 2018, Oil on canvas, 66 x 66 inches