Heather Gaudio Fine Art

Mysticism and color relationships

Silicone on canvas mounted on panel — a work by Robert Sagerman, in the current group show “Room for Play,’’ at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, Conn. The gallery says:    “Robert Sagerman combines mysticism and investigation of color relationships in his paintings. He builds up the texture by squeezing individual dollops of paint he has mixed himself, slowly amassing the surface with a deliberate fashion. Sagerman counts and records ever single pigment application and keeps track of the numbers that are typically in the thousands. The practice of counting is a meditation based in medieval Jewish mysticism, a method Kabbalists believed could bring forth divine clarity. Sagerman’s technique makes for richly textured, captivating and mesmerizing color field paintings.’’

Silicone on canvas mounted on panel — a work by Robert Sagerman, in the current group show “Room for Play,’’ at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, Conn. The gallery says:

“Robert Sagerman combines mysticism and investigation of color relationships in his paintings. He builds up the texture by squeezing individual dollops of paint he has mixed himself, slowly amassing the surface with a deliberate fashion. Sagerman counts and records ever single pigment application and keeps track of the numbers that are typically in the thousands. The practice of counting is a meditation based in medieval Jewish mysticism, a method Kabbalists believed could bring forth divine clarity. Sagerman’s technique makes for richly textured, captivating and mesmerizing color field paintings.’’

Channeling 'social upheaval'

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"Red Flag'' (painted aluminum with silver and bronze leaf), by Charlie Hewitt, in his show "Heart of Gold,''  at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, Conn., through Sept. 9.  

The gallery says: "Hewitt's work channels the social upheaval of the 1960s, the laborers and mill-towns of his native Maine, and the gritty urban landscape of the Bowery,in New York City.  He expresses his life experiences through an abstraction rich with emotive content. These personal associations come through in colorful, energetic, at times scrappy and idiosyncratic mixed-media compositions on canvas, works-on-paper, prints, welded sculpture, and ceramics.''

 

Faux virtual

Painting by Donald Groscost, in the "Defying Perceptions'' show at Heath Gaudio Fine Art, in New Canaan, Conn. March 5-April 9.

He creates big paintings that are "formal investigations of painterly abstraction and the process of image simulation'' in our Digital Age, says the gallery.

His paintings "deceivingly appear to be created by some form of virtual media, with a vibrancy of palette that only heightens the impression of a mechanically transmitted image.''