Bluestone Fine Art Gallery,142 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, presents ESSENCE. Landscape Perspective in the Abstract on November 3, 2014. The exhibition features new paintings by Su Knoll Horty.
Su Knoll Horty Artist Statement
“Just be so good that you cannot be ignored.” Su Knoll Horty uses this quote from Steve Martin as daily inspiration when working on her paintings. Working primarily with oils, using a palette knife to layer on the color, then scraping or rubbing it off. This creates the transparent layer of color and shaped ‘stains’ Su uses to build her color relationships, focusing on the effects that adjoining colors have on one another.Su says, “My challenge as a painter is to create emotion through the use of color. I am inspired by the complexities of color and how color fields create harmonious and often, unexpected dimensions. I explore the ways compositions change through layering and fusing color. Spaces of clarity juxtapose with spaces of intricacy, and vibrancy contrasts with calm.”
Su Knoll Horty‘s latest work explores a simplified landscape space, which often contrasts organic shapes and perspectival elements with simple bands or static rectangles of color. These contrasting elements give an added vibrancy and movement to the already vibrant colors Su uses.
Established in 2011 by Pam Regan, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery has been operating in the Old City District of Philadelphia on the corner of Second and Quarry streets. The gallery features original works by contemporary and traditional artists in a range of mediums, including painting, ceramics and sculpture. Our artists’ hail from Philadelphia and around the country – many of the city’s most well-known and emerging artists have exhibited works in both group and solo shows.
Each month, we host new exhibitions that kick off during Philadelphia’s popular First Fridays that bring hundreds of art lovers into the neighborhood for special events and openings year round. Our goal is to showcase the most engaging works in a welcoming atmosphere during regular business hours and by private appointment. We work closely with collectors, designers, and architects, helping clients select the original art best suited to residences, businesses and other destinations in the tri-state area. Bluestone Fine Art Gallery is free and open to the public.
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