We’re getting ready to open a wonderful show at the gallery that happily marries the work of four distinctively different artists – Lorraine Christie, Marcy Gregg, Dawne Raulet and Charles Ross. Shadows and Silhouettes debuts Thursday evening (September 14th from 6 to 8 p.m.) at Huff Harrington Fine Art -and we love how these uniquely opposite paintings all play together. Here’s a little peek of what will be hanging:
Lorraine Christie has been with us since before our doors even opened and we’ve always been huge fans of her sexy, emotional and evocative paintings that hone in on relationships’ missed cues, crossed paths and impromptu connections.
This go around, she pulls inspiration from glorious Paris (and some recently taken photos of the Tuileries gardens at sunset). These paintings are rich, textured and just about overflow the canvas with their lushness.
Marcy Gregg covers her surfaces with large expanses of color but also incorporates plenty of white space, which is necessary in the very tricky composition of an abstract painting. She combines glorious shades of pigment, beautifully blended, to create these eye-catching paintings.
Dawne Raulet takes another path. She uses her own photography to mount onto boards and then manipulates the image with layers and layers of pigment and wax. We think there’s many hours of sanding and micromanagement that goes into the final product, but Dawne is holding her technique secrets to herself.
All we can say is that the finished product is literally jaw-dropping: she captures the very essence of her subjects perfectly on a surface that appears to be one-dimensional (but when you study it closely, is actually multi-dimensional.) This latest body of work is inspired by Dawne’s recent trip out West – and we’re crazy about it.
Finally, with a nod to our mascot male painter in this group, take a look at new pieces from Charles Ross. A talented abstractist who has mastered the difficult task of merging light, palette, texture and form on the canvas, Charles Ross is a real pro who has honed his ability to perfection. There’s usually not a day in the gallery when we’re not swooning over one of his paintings.
We’ll be hanging like crazy between now and Thursday and we can’t wait to show these off to you. If you’re local, pop by the show for sips and nibbles and feast your eyes on these four dramatically different artists – or see all the available paintings here, here, here and here after 5 p.m. on Thursday evening.
If being different and unique is a good thing, then we’ve got a great thing going on at the gallery!