Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Catherine Kehoe: The Difference Between Things

Dr. K's new hat, 2010

Catherine Kehoe
The Difference Between Things
March 18 - April 19, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, March 25th 6 - 8pm

Alabaster Compote, 2010

Howard Yezerski Gallery is pleased to present The Difference Between Things an exhibition of new paintings by Catherine Kehoe. Pairing Kehoe's self-portraits and still-lifes, The Difference Between Things accentuates Kehoe's versatility as a painter. In both her still-lifes and her self-portraits, we see Kehoe's signature painterly style, the angular planes of lights and darks that she creates with her broad brushstrokes and mastery of color. Continuing to work on a small scale, Kehoe's paintings have a remarkably commanding presence, which captures the viewer's attention.

Kehoe works very quickly on her portraits whereas she can spend over a month on her still-lifes.  What's produced, however, are two painting styles, which have subtle, yet important differences. Her portraits are intense, vigorous paintings, which are driven by Kehoe's strong and expressive voice. The still-lifes on the other hand reveal the painstaking process through which they are created in their intricacy and detail of color and light. "A Little Nuance" is the title of an essay written by William Corbett for the exhibition catalogue; The Difference Between Things asks us to look for those nuances in Kehoe's paintings.

Catherine Kehoe will be giving a talk about her work at Massachusetts College of Art and Design this Thursday, March 24th, 2011.  Refreshments will be served at 6 pm and the talk begins at 6:30 pm.  The talk will be held at 621 Huntington Avenue in 406 Kennedy. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Artist News

Our last post was too long ago! But here is the latest news on what HYG artists have been up to if you haven't been following our twitter: @howardyezerski or following us on Facebook: Howard Yezerski Gallery.

Emily Eveleth's is currently in a show at the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Campus. Poetical Fire: Three Centuries in the Lives of Still Lifes runs through May 7th and features work by Eveleth and many important artists of the genre.

Susan Jane Belton, 2011
Susan Jane Belton, who's coffee cup paintings were on view in the gallery back in December is having a show next month at George Billis Gallery in Manhattan. Belton will be showing new work, that combines the oil on panel single coffee cups with her mylar drawings of multiple coffee cups.  

Amanda Means, Light Bulb 012 RVo, 2007
Neeta Madahar is part of an exhibition at the Oakville Galleries in Ontario, Canada called The Birds and the Bees on view now through June 5. The Birds and the Bees "explores the various ways avian and apian characteristics are now being employed outside of the well-worn metaphor of reproduction...contemporary artists are looking to the birds and the bees to explore ideas as diverse as architecture, migration, ecology and home." 

Three HYG artists will be featured at an upcoming show here in Boston at Panopticon Gallery called Instant Connections. Bill Burke, Amanda Means and John O'Reilly are all participating in this polaroid themed group exhibition which opens March 31 and runs through May 2. The show is co-curated by Jim Fitts, the former director of the Photographic Resource Center. 

John O'Reilly, Wrestlers 9-15-08
John O'Reilly is also having an upcoming solo show at Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco. The show, Montages from 2008-2011, opens in April and runs through mid-May and features work from several of O'Reilly's series including the Dogtown-Hartley Series, the Wrestlers Series and various other work. 

Rhona Bitner also has a solo show opening at Blondeau Fine Art Services in Geneva, Switzerland.  If you happen to be in the area the show opens March 17 and will be up until April 30th.

Just today we received three new wood constructions by artist James Tellin! Two chairs and a foot stool, decorated with his inspired landscape colorations. Check our website for pictures of the new work!