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OPENING: APRIL 20, 2017 


Brintz Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ‘GARDEN PARTY,’ curated by gallery artist John Newsom. The exhibition focuses on the theme of pastoral nature, highlighting motifs of flora and fauna found within the work of five distinguished New York based painters including Joe Andoe, Donald Baechler, Ross Bleckner, John Newsom and Enoc Perez. 

Inspired by nature and the physical process of painting itself, each one of these notable artists presents a unique and highly individualized representation of the natural world. The structure and style of the paintings included in 'GARDEN PARTY’ vary in scale and scenery. Joe Andoe paints windblown sunflowers along with atmospheric bouquets of elegant blossoms using color and light. Donald Baechler paints stark silhouettes of sturdy tulips in an elegant suite of small canvases and works on paper which focus on composition, weight and measure. Also of note is a newly completed large-scale collage painting of Baechler's, rendering linear flowers painted upon grounds of color and texture. Ross Bleckner offers deeply symbolic imagery in all-over compositions of hummingbirds alongside paintings containing languid assortments of flowers embedded within seductive surfaces of paint. John Newsom presents a monumental 10-foot vista painting comprised of vibrant parrots and hibiscuses. In his abstract paintings of active and bulbous forms that recall lyrical impressions of a rural tropical locale, Enoc Perez juxtaposes strong figural elements in a seemingly improvised manner. 

‘GARDEN PARTY’ offers the viewer an opportunity to celebrate nature’s joy and beauty through the bold engagement and poignant reflection of this masterful group of painters.

A fully-illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.