Opening Friday, June 10th | June 3 – July 17
On June 10th, LewAllen Galleries will unveil a collection of Emily Mason’s rhapsodies in oil, composed from luscious color orchestrations and graceful brushwork that together mark the confident hand of a masterful artist. Her distinctive brand of color abstraction has earned her a prominent place in the annals of American modernism.
Color is the primary means by which Mason’s paintings are structured. Its forms and shapes, veils and layers, darts and furls ripple across her canvases and comprise singular argots of painterly sensibility and sensation.
Michael Roque Collins
Michael Roque Collins:
Works on Paper
Opening Friday, June 10th | June 3 – July 10
The watercolors and related India ink drawings included in the show are notable as the direct and original iterations of the artist's first impressions of both place and imaginative response, typically rendered quickly and in the moment. Packed with rapid, bushy strokes of diluted pigment in varying viscosities on thick archival paper, these small paintings often form the rough basis for what later become larger works in oil on linen.
The watercolors reveal a kind of archaeology of mind as the artist's unmediated creative impressions. Also included are highly abstracted paintings in oil and resin on photographic material. They provide some of his most mysterious, yet intimate artistic expressions.