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BOLD HORIZON. Works by Elwood Howell and Carol Young.
February 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16th from 5:00 to 8:00pm.
On Display: February 9th – March 9th.
Accompanied by an in-gallery Designer Vignette, Designer to-be-announced.
NEW CANAAN, CT – Start the New Year BOLD with Sorelle Gallery’s exhibition entitled “BOLD HORIZON: Works by Elwood Howell and Carol Young”, on display from February 9th – March 9th. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, February 9th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Through color, layering, light and shadow, Young and Howell’s carefully edited compositions inspire complex, memorable conversation. Chat with the artists you love as you toast to the New Year!
Imaginative landscape artist Elwood Howell’s signature composition is a high, defined horizon line. The area above the horizon depicts an atmospheric sky, while the area below is a place for the viewer to roam and dream – trekking across texture, drips, colorful abstract shapes, tiny fences and tunnels made of acrylic, ink, charcoal and graphite. Howell says of his painting process, “…by adjusting again and again, from hints [of] previously applied paint,” an ongoing visual dialogue ensues “between painting and painter.” Some paintings never feel finished, much like never-ending debates amongst good friends.
Carol Young’s paintings of iconic barns in rural American landscapes are also emboldened by the use of imagination and memory. Unpredictable yet effective color choices lead to unexpected compositional movements. A quintessential Connecticut farm transforms into planes of pink, red and yellow. Long shadows glow indigo through lime-green grass. Weathered, historical structures inspire a warm feeling of nostalgia and aloneness in the artist. Young says, “I want to capture the beauty of history in an old farmhouse or barn, before the ever-changing landscape changes again forever.”
Presenting FEEL GOOD STYLE: A DESIGNER VIGNETTE BY BETH KRUPA INTERIORS
To Beth and her team, great style is all about editing and editing well. There’s a real specificity to the spaces she designs. Every project is an opportunity to capture her client’s personality and passions — and always in unexpected ways. Beth’s experiences in London, India, Hong Kong, and NYC continue to influence her firm’s designs. Style encompasses everything that makes clients feel good in a beautiful, evocative setting. The look is chic and worldly, original and purposeful, and every space is defined by both its usefulness and meaning for the people living, visiting, and working there.
Vignette features items from Cyan, Global Views and Ambella Home. Artwork Provided by Sorelle Gallery.