We are pleased to announce that Jerry Meyer will be exhibiting at the (un)Scene in NYC during the armory week, March 4-8th 2015.
His installation "My Great Grandfathers Attempts to Turn Sexual Energy into Electricity to Power Small Machinery B…
Carole Robb with Donald Kuspit at the “Reverie and Memory: Round Table Discussion”.
Chuck Schumer Visits Chelsea and Denise Bibro Fine Art to see the three solo shows of Carol Brown Goldberg, Don Kimes and Carole Robb.
Our very own Tim Ripley will be showing in the “30th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition”, Juried by Mika Yoshitake, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden at the Tipton Gallery in Tennessee.
The piece on view is “Orange Crush”,…
Carol Brown Goldberg, The Cosmic Harp, 2008
Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 48" x 2"
Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea, New York presents Carol Brown Goldberg’s, Paintings: The Color of Time. Running from February 5th- March 14th, 2015.
Goldberg’s work is noted for its use of reflective chips nestled among acrylics on canvas. Mesmerizing and colorful, they are almost hypnotic in nature. Subtle yet bold in style, her work is prolific and instantly recognizable.
Goldberg draws much of her inspiration from music, light, geometric pattern, and brightness. When the Vero Beach Museum displayed her work, they described it as such… “Goldberg infuses the surfaces of her canvases with pulverized polymer to intensify her colors and give them an almost Venetian look. Unlike the work of earlier artists whose hard-edged, geometric compositions seem flat and contained, Goldberg’s paintings gather energy and pull viewers into a limitless ‘abstract universe’.” Historian and art critic Donald Kuspit stated her art as “Musical abstractions, acknowledging, as Kandinsky did, that all art aspires to the condition of music, which is abstract and expressive at once…”
Goldberg is from Baltimore, Maryland. She studied at the University of Maryland, where she received a B.A. in American Studies, and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C, where she earned her second B.A. and studied under Gene Davis. Upon graduation from the University of Maryland, she was given the Eugene M. Weisz award. She has taught at American University and the University of Maryland. She is also a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Award. Her work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions, and is in many Museum collections, such as the New Orleans Museum of Art, the National Museum for Women in the Arts and the Kreeger Museum.
Carole Robb, Bon Voyage, 2014
Oil on Linen, 40" x 53"
Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, New York presents Carole Robb’s first solo show at DBFA entitled Passionate Collisions. The show will run from February 5th- March 14th, 2015.
Robb’s grandiose images coincide with the scale and theme of her work. She travels from New York to London and Rome to rediscover the romantic and aesthetic atmosphere of each of these Cities of Love. She catches couples embracing in the same locations that couples embraced centuries ago. Her work studies personal relationships and the romances and emotions that cohabit them. She replicates what it’s like to be in love on canvas. As Robb says in her own words, “Every generation rediscovers passion…We can look back at the epic tale of the lover affair between Paris and Helen of Troy that started a war to see the moral complexities of love, but in its simplest form its to do with emotional connection… 27 centuries later we still feel the immediate emotional connection.” Love or the lack of love is a base connection of what it is to be human.
Peter de Francia, a painter and author, says of Robb, “What appears to be the most impressive feature of her work is the manner in which she fuses memory with freshness of renewed experience. Carole Robb’s paintings are in part touchstones of reality- of here and now- merged with the graduated experience derived from the past. This is why her work is and will remain memorable.”
Carole Robb was born in Scotland. She studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art and earning an MFA at the University of Reading in England. She is the recipient of many awards including the British Prix de Roma, a Fulbright Award, and a British Arts Council Major Award. Her artworks can be found in several private and museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Don Kimes, Day and Night, 2008
Acrylic and ink painting on digital ghost on canvas, 55" x 38"
Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea New York is pleased to announce Don Kimes’s second solo exhibition at DBFA, Finding Memory: New Works. The show will run from February 5th – March 14th, 2015.
Finding Memory: New works is inspired by the old and blemished paintings that were destroyed by a flood almost a decade ago in Kimes home. Fortunately, Kimes was fascinated by the outcome, drawing incentive from the way the ruined work looked after the natural incident.
Kimes’s acrylic and ink paintings are marked by bold splashes of color and unique textures. He draws inspiration from the effects of nature and time. He has replicated the look of casualty and destruction within his work deliberately, influenced by the effects of time and the power of nature, loss and rebuilding. Kimes’s work reflects the process of discovering beauty in the midst of tragedy, the rebirth after the catastrophe. In his own words, “I am using the second part of my life to re-paint the first.”
Noted painter Margaret Grimes says of Kimes… “Although the form and media of Don Kimes’ work varies from decade to decade, the essential themes remain the same: a fascination with the natural elements, the power and processes with nature, the fragility of human attempts to control and interact with them, and above all the passage of time… It is amazingly appropriate that this work will be shown in Chelsea, itself an area so recently devastated by its own life-changing floods. As is so often, the individual experience of the artist serves as a shamanistic function in the community.”
Kimes has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Selected shows include the Galleria Moenia di Giuliana Dorazio, Italy; Katzen Museum of Art, Washington D.C.; Fowler Kellogg Galleries Chautauqua, New York; International Art & Artists, Washington D.C.; Casa Di Culture, Mexico; National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C. and America Haus in Munich Germany. Kimes splits his time between Washington D.C., as head of the Studio Art Program at American University and as the Artistic Director in the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution in New York.