Artspace111 announces The Abstract Show, a group show featuring the work of Carly Allen-Martin, Matt Clark, Amy Herzel, Winter Rusiloski, and Ron Watson. The exhibit will be on show beginning Friday, June 21, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. and will run through August 3, 2013. Enjoy beer and wine by Ben E Keith. Artspace111 is free and open to the public.
Carly Allen-Martin’s mixed media paintings are a celebration of life and beauty. Thick, heavy brush strokes are juxtaposed with a lightness of color that elevates the paintings. Allen-Martin earned her BFA from TCU in 2007 and currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Matt Clark’s paintings are created by layering oil, acrylic and enamel on panel, canvas, or paper. Each painting by the Fort Worth native is a snapshot in time, shaped through experimenting on the substrate. Matt Clark earned his MFA in 2002 from Cranbrook University in Michigan. Amy Herzel uses a mechanical pencil on clay board to create her Micro Drawing series. The organic and delicate shapes are drawn without using an eraser and with the intent that each line is has purpose and place in the drawing. She earned a Certificate of the Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1997, and a Master of Education in Art from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 2000.
Winter Rusiloski fuses landscape paintings with abstraction, using broad brush strokes and oil painting layered so thickly the painting becomes three dimensional. The seascapes and horizon line of the east cost inspired the Pennsylvania native. With a move to Fort Worth in 2002 to pursue her MFA at TCU she became inspired by the flat Texas landscape with monumental skies. Ronald Watson’s geometric sculptures explore the relationships between the cosmos, symmetry and human intellect. His wall mounted poplar pieces are made of individual modules joined together in patterns based on squaring prime numbers. Each sculpture has an incalculable number of visual iterations determined by the light in the room and the vantage point of the viewer.