Spectrum

July 26 – October 29, 2016

Reception: Saturday, July 30, 5-8 p.m.

Laura Korman Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite D-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
info@laurakormangallery.com
(310) 828-1883
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Spectrum show Invite, Laura Korman Gallery

From the Press Release:

Laura Korman Gallery is pleased to exhibit artists Cara Barer, Heather Carisch, James Lecce, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Maureen McQuillan, Kristina Quinones, and Randall Stoltzfus in the group exhibition, SPECTRUM…

SPECTRUM brings together seven artists from across the country with vastly different practices, who are united by their intrepid handling of color as an evocative agent of expression.

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Oscillating between abstraction and representation, Randall Stoltzfus uses the circle as a basis for his practice. Conjuring up visions of Seurat’s neo-Impressionist Pointillist paintings and Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Stoltzfus intricately builds layers of multicolored circular patterns with oil, adding carefully selected pigments and gold leaf to produce images that seem to glow from within. These abstract landscapes at once reference the macro and the micro, as Stoltzfus breaks up the picture plane into a myriad of mesmerizing forms that taken from afar form a single cohesive image.

View paintings included in this exhibit: #spectrum

Playing with Light

Each close look at the work of Randall Stoltzfus, who calls himself, “a landscape painter with a little obsession with circles,” seems different than the last, especially when viewed in person.
— Samuel Harwood, Santa Monica Mirror

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Going in Circles

His meditative, repetitive circular patterns are hand painted in oils, adding layers of gold leaf and other materials until the surfaces evolve their own unique texture and depth.

Stoltzfus was brought up in the Mennonite community and he spent time as artist in residence at an insane asylum in Italy. Perhaps these experiences influenced his work, which to me feels contemplative, peaceful and nature-based.

— Sarah A. Spitz, Santa Monica Daily Press