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September 4 - 27, 2014

THE LAURA RUSSO GALLERY IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:

Michael Brophy: Drift
René Rickabaugh: New Work


OPENING RECEPTION:
First Thursday September 4, 2014
First Thursday Hours, 5-8pm

Please join us for an artist talk with Michael Brophy
Saturday, September 13, 11:00 a.m.


Michael Brophy

Michael Brophy
Drift: Jetty 2
2014, oil on canvas
60 x 54 inches

Drift is Michael Brophy’s latest visual exploration of the land and seascapes of the Pacific Northwest. This new body of work illustrates Brophy’s remarkable ability to translate into paint the nuances of light and shadow on expanses of earth, sea, and sky as found in jetties and driftwood piles of the Pacific coast. These paintings reveal the immense complexity of dense drifts and stacks of logs and stone, which result from the labors of man and nature at the intersection of land and sea. As Brophy explains it, “my work has always been about the place I live, and the interconnectedness of human, natural, and cultural histories. I am not a painter of the sublime, but rather I aim to contend with the landscape as a constructed place and to convey the often strange encounter of natural beauty and human intervention.” This show illustrates the latest iteration of Brophy’s vision.

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Rene Rickabaugh



René Rickabaugh
Dragonflower
2014, watercolor on epoxy
18.75 x 19 inches

René Rickabaugh paints with a virtuoso's skill and imagination. His astoundingly intricate watercolor and gouache paintings become objects of wonder, tempting the viewer into a place of delicate beauty, lush color, and almost scientific precision. The amazing detail Rickabaugh brings to his paintings of flora and fauna allows a glimpse into the complex world of his imagination. The images he makes are animated by color and pattern, creating subjects that possess an other-worldly presence and a life of their own that continuously captivate viewers.

More examples by René Rickabaugh

Upcoming 2014 Exhibitions

October 2 - November 1, 20104
Sherrie Wolf - New Work
Eric Franklin - New Glass Work

November 6 - 29, 2014
Gregory Grenon - New Work
Margaret Shirley - Selected Work

December 4 - 24, 2014
Tom Fawkes - New Work
Samantha Wall - New Works on Paper