NEW CANAAN, CT.- Heather Gaudio Fine Art
presents Jasmina Danowski: Taking in the Obscenery, being held February 21th through April 11th. This is the artist's first exhibition with the gallery and features her most recent body of work.
Danowski translates personal situational experiences onto canvas and paper, creating vibrantly harmonious poetic abstractions that are filled with a richness of color and texture. Drawing from memories or associations with places or situations, she starts by dabbing the pigment onto a prepared surface, allowing the medium to respond to the marks she creates: at times a bevy of paint, at others an isolated gestural mark reminiscent of Japanese calligraphy. The colorful compositions then evolve from there, following the inner stories of what a painting conjures and what her mind responds to, very much akin to improvisational jazz. Although her imagery is very nature based, Danowski masterfully restrains herself from delving into a fully pictorial vocabulary. Her skill is evident in the different mediums she employs, from oils and inks mixed with handmade pigments, to fillers such as wax, gesso and sand. She can typically work on several works simultaneously, sometimes taking over nine months to complete a piece.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Danowski received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and MFA from Bard College in New York. She is a twice recipient of the distinguished Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and has a notable roster of solo and group exhibitions. Her work is widely sought after among private collectors and is included in the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Lauren Rogers Museum in Mississippi.
Heather Gaudio Fine Art specializes in emerging and established artists, offering works on paper photography, painting and sculpture. The gallery offers a full range of art advisory services, from forming and maintaining a collection to framing and installation. The focus is on each individual client, selecting art that best serves his or her vision, space, and resources. Offering five shows per year, the exhibitions are designed to showcase important talent and provide artwork appealing to a broad range of interests. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday; 11am to 5pm; and by appointment.