Karen Gibbons Art Show Opens at 440 Gallery

Gowanus local and friend Karen Gibbons is having a solo show opening Thursday night at the 405 Gallery in Park Slope. All are welcome!

From the gallery's press release:

Brooklyn artist Karen Gibbons presents “Sweet Home”, her second solo exhibition at the 405 Gallery from April 8 through May 16, 2010. The work includes painting, sculpture, drawing and assemblage of mixed and varied media creating powerful physical and emotional surfaces. Sizes range from small drawings, mono-prints and wall sculptures to larger freestanding sculptures.

The work in this show is colorful, organic and seductive. “Split Second” is a free standing sculpture where three thin narrow strips of azure blue come together to support a green sphere. The piece is simultaneously delicate and stable. The color is bold, and the textural treatment of this piece makes it feel like a painting come to life. “Gowanus Time # 2” mixes oil, collage and chalk on fabric-covered wood. The result is a textured painting where lines are heavy and areas of color seem to float. The square format and rough-hewn feel of this piece reinforce a muscular quality where quirky composition contrasts sharply with a bold palate. Blue, ochre and warm peach tones depict an intriguing, dream-like landscape. Gibbons states, “This work explores passions and demons. My method is to play with these relationships, finding a way to be unafraid of insecurity.”

The gallery is located at 440 6th Avenue between 9&10th Streets.

Opening is from 6 to 9pm.

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