Danielle Bursk, Kiss, casein & acrylic on paper. Danielle’s ginormous drawings seethe with energy and motion yet there is a zen like calm in the action drawings. The compositions of flowing plumes of marks are like phosphenes flashing and blinking, like after-images inside your eyelids after staring too long, the dramatic drawings look deep inside the mind.
Cecelia Rembert, Eulogy, oil on canvas. Now based in NYC, Rembert is a CFEVA alum currently working on a series of paintings about storytelling the human experience. Cecelia’s paintings in the show mostly feature a bird or two reminding DoN of Steven King’s psycho-pomps – the idea that birds are messengers from another realm. The bird images soar and connect with an internal yearning to be able to fly.
Gregory Brellochs, Gamete, graphite on paper.
DoN did not meet Mr. Bullochs at the opening but the masterful drawings speak for themselves, the liquidy graphite forms cloud shapes, horizons and dream scapes then turns to large scale scientific illustration of imaginary microscopic life forms, the overall effect is introspective and alluring like the shapes that float into your mind as you drift off to sleep.
Ana B. Hernandez @ Material Motion. Ana’s swirling scarlet fabric sculptures exemplify the tone of Material Motion, @ Dalet Art Gallery on 2nd Street, the fluid shapes float above the crowd, melding into the mood of the room. The deep red speaks to the large graphite drawings in a secret language of color and shapes. Material Motions is curated and organized by the fabulous team at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists; Amie Potsic has such a dream job of pairing artists with venues and Ann Koivunen works tirelessly to promote the arts in Philly, even though the work is demanding, the level of professionalism and care for the artists is gratifying and inspiring. Works by fabulous Philly photographer James B. Abbott and Christine Elfman‘s ethereal paintings complete the coherent theme the enormous space that is the Dalet Art Gallery allows, each corner is activated and inviting. Later this summer the gallery will be hosting the Princeton Photography Society.
Apologies to Danielle for posting photos sideways – oops!
Photos by DoNBrewerMultimedia Photography.