SANTA FE, NM.- Ylise Kessler Gallery
is announced an exhibition of abstract landscape paintings by Julian Hatton, and shaped collages and ceramic works by Kay Harvey. The exhibition opens Friday, July 12 and runs through August 17.
While living in New York City full time, Hatton developed his lush, energetic style by following a daily practice of painting en plein air in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The gestural, abstract works are filled with saturated color and bold organic forms. His paintings relay a visual language that is imprinted by the landscape but not ruled by it.
In Hattons words, My paintings, in perhaps the simplest sense, are about color in space. A more detailed explanation might go something along the lines of landscapes, sometimes naturalistic, sometimes abstract, painted in a manner that plays with depth, color and illusion. I take the idea of landscape and express it with materials, usually oil on canvas, applied with brushes.
Santa Fe-based artist Kay Harvey is a process artist. The collages in this exhibition are about cutting up, taking apart, putting back together, and seeing something new. Shapes float on top of other structures. Structures build on top of one another in layers building veils. Veils become translucent and reveal hints of past form and color. Her materials include Mylar, paper, metal, oil paint and other surfaces.
Harveys ceramic works were created over a period of many years in Todi, Italy. The vessels exhibit a continued exploration of built up, layered surface with slabs of clay and a sophisticated combination of patterns and color.
Harvey has studied with some of the most acclaimed artist of our time, including Richard Diebenkorn, Larry Bell, Helen Frankenthaler, and Lynda Benglis.