April 19, 2013
Press Release - Phillis Ideal "Overlap"
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PHILLIS IDEAL
Overlap



March 29 – May 4, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, March 29, 5:00—7:00 PM


David Richard Gallery, LLC
Railyard Arts District
544 South Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-9555
www.DavidRichardGallery.com



Overlap, the first solo exhibition for Phillis Ideal at David Richard Gallery, features selections of recent abstract paintings from 2 distinct bodies of work. The first is playful, consisting of colorful gestural abstractions with bold rhythms and vigorous brush strokes in a range of sizes. The second is a smaller body of work, attenuated with respect to smaller dimensions, reductive color palette and fewer brush strokes. The paintings are minimal, evoking a calm with the artist’s predominate use of black, white and a range of greys as well as an emphasis on line and creating a meditative state.

Ideal’s paintings are richly layered with a mixture of color, bold and gestural brushstrokes and collaged elements. The wonderful compositions and color palettes evolve during her process of experimentation in the studio, conflating and referencing many art historical movements and tendencies from modernism to Abstract Expressionism and Color Field to Minimalism and beyond—creating her own language out of the many forms of abstraction. Her art-making practice is not meant to be representational, yet the finished artwork, frequently with suggestive titles, is often referential but in different ways to different viewers—a hallmark of great abstraction.

Phillis Ideal has exhibited in major museums and galleries in San Francisco, Santa Fe and New York City. Her work has been shown and collected in many private, corporate and public collections such as MH de Young Museum, Oakland Museum of Fine Arts, Newport Harbor Art Museum and Fine Arts Museum of Santa Fe. In recent years she has exhibited her work in Otranto, Italy, Berlin, Germany and Paris, France. Her academic experience includes teaching at San Francisco State, UC Berkeley, and Sarah Lawrence.

David Richard Gallery is located in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District and specializes in post-war abstract art including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, geometric and hard-edge painting, Op, Pop, Minimalism, Feminism and conceptualism in a variety of media. Featuring both historic and contemporary artwork, the gallery represents many established artists who were part of important art historical movements and tendencies that occurred during the 1950s through the 1980s on both the east and west coasts. The gallery also represents artist estates, emerging artists and offers secondary market works.

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Artnauts, an art collective formed 20 years ago by George Rivera, professor of art and art history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, consists of 300 global artists who serve as goodwill ambassadors, acknowledging and supporting victims of oppression worldwide. Their creativity has generated over 230 exhibitions across five continents. Five faculty members from the U’s Department of Art and Art History are members of the collective, Sandy Brunvand, Beth Krensky, V. Kim Martinez, Brian Snapp and Xi Zhang.

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“The Artnauts could not exist without the commitment of the artists in the collective to a common vision of the transformative power of art,” said Rivera. “The Artnauts make their contribution with art that hopefully generates a dialogue with an international community on subjects that are sometimes difficult to raise.”

Krensky, associate department chair of the Art and Art History Department, had the opportunity to travel with Rivera in Chile as part of an Artnauts project, working with mothers who were searching for their children who had mysteriously disappeared during a time of political unrest.

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