NIDO Living Presents "Overtures"
Curated by Alexandra Ray
Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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Entitled: “Overture” the meaning of which is prelude, introduction to something big, this show aims to serve as an opener to a new relationship with its viewers.
As winter draws close this collective of paintings and sculptures focuses on extracting moods from its materials --moods are suggested, as in the layering of color, monochromatic tones and bold strokes of Gabriela Aguirre’s paintings. Based in Mexico City, this heralds Aguirre’s first West Coast show. Light is delicately and masterfully manipulated to dance on water in Robin Deneven’s paintings on steel.. As light is caught disappearing on the horizon lines of these autumnal landscapes it is blatantly allowed to appear in the spacious abstractions of Melodie Davis, where areas of raw cream canvas are left exposed and light becomes a color-- a color of materiality. Randy Colosky, currently undertaking the Artist in Residence Program at Facebook in the Bay Area, shows numerous glass sculptures in his Factura Tektronika Series, bending the light into small playful cast glass table forms. These grew originally out of a series of bronze maquettes toying with parts that make up channels and sprues that permit molten metal to pass through them. In this case chanelled molds are made to melt crystalline colors and create ice forms that perhaps Uri Geller could have bent.
Featured Artists: Gabriele Aguirre, Randy Colosky, Melodie Davis, and Robin Deneven.