Friday, February 12, 2016

The Physicality of Paint - Paintings by Jessica Kennedy and Alexander Eulert

Viewers enjoy Jessica Kennedy's new work

On First Friday, February 5, 2016, Matrix Fine Art featured an opening reception for The Physicality of Paint - Paintings by Jessica Kennedy and Alexander Eulert. 

The show features a series of pieces by Jessica Kennedy and Alexander Eulert, process painters who investigate the abstract and organic, architectural and natural with layers that evoke a sense of the micro and macro.

Works by Alexander Eulert

Jessica Kennedy's work attracts viewers
Jessica Kennedy’s large-scale, heavily patterned and layered paintings combine oil and acrylic in fascinating ways. Jessica’s love of action, and the physicality of paint are the driving forces behind her work and the natural world is her primary source of inspiration. She considers animals, the human body, and plant life as she generates painted worlds in which a single object (her painting) attempts to embody all three simultaneously.  In this imaginative space, Jessica depicts scenes that could take place in a rainforest, a pond, a laboratory, or inside the human body. 

Jessica Kennedy poses with her work

A viewer engages Jessica's newest works on plexiglass

Jessica received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of New Mexico and her BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. She currently lives and works in New Mexico.

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Alex Eulert‘s paintings are abstract worlds—delicate and dynamic string lines of paint buzz and trickle around often-bold bands of color, evoking emotional states and natural phenomena. 

The cubical forms are suggestive of monoliths, pueblos, goldengreen fields, unearthed inlaid armor from a Homeric poem—or, at times, technology. He draws his inspiration from a lifelong fascination with man as an integral part of nature, his manipulation of it and nature’s process of reclaiming human creations with the passage of Time. Process oriented and expressionistically inclined, Eulert skillfully explores the confluence between geology and archaeology, denoting a benevolent interplay between the natural and the man made.

Alexander Eulert poses with his paintings

Alexander received a Foundation in Graphics and Illustration from Cambridge Arts and Sciences–where he was awarded the highest level of Distinction—and then moved to London to complete a BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Metalwork at Camberwell. College of Arts, University of the Arts London (formerly The London Institute). 

If you missed the exhibition opening, don't worry! The show runs through February 26th.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New Work and New Year's Celebration

Mauricio Ramirez (L), Jill Christian (C), Marilyn Dillard (R)
On First Friday, January 1, 2016, Matrix Fine Art hosted an exhibition opening for New - New Works by Matrix Artists, which featured an array of new pieces by existing artists, and also welcome Mauricio Ramirez to the Matrix space.

L-R: Jessica Kennedy, Matthew Lutz, Mauricio Ramirez, Jill Christian and Marilyn Dillard

Sarah Hartshorne, Laura Robbins, Laura Wacha

Carol Mell, Sarah Hartshorne

Featured artists included Carol Mell, Sarah Hartshorne, Matthew Lutz, Alexander Eulert, Laura Robbins, Laura Wacha (Local Treasure), Jill Christian, Jessica Kennedy, Mauricio Ramirez, Marilyn Dillard, Julia Lambright, Pat Berrett and Lisa Chernoff. 

Viewers enjoying new works by Laura Wacha, Julia Lambright and Pat Berrett

Matthew Lutz

Alexander Eulert, Lisa Chernoff, Jessica Kennedy, Matthew Lutz

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To ring in the new year, we also added many new pieces to the smaller gallery!

Viewers enjoying work by Marilyn Dillard, Jacob Matteson and Susan Evans

Matthew Lutz poses with one of his pieces