Richard Pitts & Judy Russell: 2 Abstractionists

Opening Reception: Friday, September 13 from 5 – 8pm

On view through October 25

Richard Pitts:

Since the 1970s, landscape has served as either framework or subject while the acquisition of meaning has shifted toward the viewer. Richard Pitts continues to explore the various metaphors inherent to the natural environment, suggesting that art is not only bridged with life but is also a product of it. In creating this new series of free-standing, abstract sculptures the artist lends form to the notion of placeless-ness, rendering a series of aesthetic intersections where personal narratives commune with the visual.

Judy Russell:

My paintings convey a myriad of my experiences. Monica Tarantino’s poems always provoke ideas. An unexpected source of images and titles for paintings is my work as an art therapist at the 80th Street Residence for the Memory Impaired on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I enjoy Gertrude Stein-like conversations with the residents. When I praised Cynthia’s drawing she said to me, “There are down feathers inside this train. The train is barreling down!” In my recent work, I’ve collaborated with Robin Russell to incorporate fluorescent and LED lighting.