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Heather Gaudio Fine Art Announces Fall Show

Exhibition Features Paintings by Madeleine Keesing and Glass Sculpture by Adam Waimon

 

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (September 6, 2013) – Heather Gaudio Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery in New Canaan, Connecticut, is pleased to announce a new exhibition featuring Madeleine Keesing’s paintings and Adam Waimon’s glass sculpture. The exhibition will run from September 19 through November 2.


Graduating with an MFA in painting from the University of North Carolina, Madeleine Keesing creates tactile paintings that are a blending of the patterns and decoration movement and a variation of color field painting. Characteristic of her paintings is the subtle combination of layered colors used in the various stages of painting. Each painting has one or several colors neatly divided into grids. Layered on top, Keesing uses an exaggerated stippling technique to add an additional color applied in uniformly lined rows to create a textural pattern of connected paint beads. This method evokes the impression of a textile work.

Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and is in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and in the personal collection of Thomas Krens, the former director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. In describing her technique Krens states; “The physical quality of these regularly disposed drops has an overall three-dimensional quality, not unlike a delicate tapestry. Each droplet could be compared to the perfect knot of an ancient rug. Ms. Keesing applies her paint with the dedication and care of both a medieval weaver and a manuscript illuminator.”

Similar to Keesing’s layering process, Adam Waimon adheres to an exacting technique to create his unique glass sculptures. Each sculpture is hand blown glass, which is then carved in a cold isolation room to be further sandblasted and heat polished. Featured in the exhibition is his “Channel” series, which is a reflection on the fluidity of time. Waimon states; “The clear fluid forms mark the subtle but constant continuation of time.  The textures give a voice to the moments and feelings that might be difficult to express or interpret.  The lenses allow for an internal view of the texture and permit further interpretation.”  Waimon’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the northeast, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Tacoma Museum of Glass in Washington.                                      

Madeleine Keesing – Caribe #2                                                        Adam Waimon - Flathead

 

Heather Gaudio Fine Art specializes in both emerging and established artists, offering works on paper, photography, painting and sculpture. The gallery offers a full range of art advisory services, from forming and maintaining a collection to framing and installation. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday; 11am to 5pm; and by appointment. www.heathergaudiofineart.com