Artists' Gallery Blog

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Curves Ahead - The Art of Alan J. Klawans and Andrew Werth

"Curves Ahead"
featuring Alan J. Klawans
and Andrew Werth

May 7 - May 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9, 4-7pm

Artists' Gallery is pleased to present "Curves Ahead," an exhibition featuring the art of Alan J. Klawans and Andrew Werth.

For years, Alan J. Klawans has been using photographs from his travels around the world as inspiration for his paintings and digital artwork. In "Curves Ahead", he exhibits the photographs themselves, focusing his lens on street graphics, the arrows and lines on the road that help tell us which way to go. "I find it visually exciting to study these markings that, in their unique way, control our everyday behavior," says Klawans. "Sometimes it's their directness, other times it's their state of decay that captures my eye."

Andrew Werth's abstract acrylic paintings are full of tiny curves, individually hand-painted maze-like marks of color that combine optically to form even larger curves and other shapes. For instance, in "Sierpinski Squared", he uses a triangular fractal with symmetric reflections as the framework for one of his paintings. Several of his paintings are structured around Turing patterns, biomorphic shapes that occur in nature and which were first proposed by British mathematician Alan Turing. Werth explains, "When I bring mathematical concepts into my artwork, the painting process is almost like trying to both design and solve a puzzle and I ask myself: How will I be able to lay the paint down to achieve the effect I'm looking for?"

Note that Artists' Gallery will also be open on Memorial Day, 11am-6pm 

Visit the event website for more information about this show. 

And don't forget - while we feature 2 of our artists each month, all 16 Artists' Gallery artists always have work on display at the gallery.

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

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