FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14th – July 31st 2016
NEW YORK, NY—June 15, 2015—Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibition at our Bridgehampton Gallery, “Recent Works” by Lisa Breslow.
Lisa Breslow’s cityscapes and still lives capture an instant which possesses a beauty all its own, conveying a sense of calmness as time stands still. Attentive to the subtle, exact moments of harmony between varying elements, the works express mood analogous to the way photographs document visual details.
In her latest work, Breslow expands on her tonalist sensibilities and emboldens the compositions with a more heightened and varied color palette. Her recent oil paintings reveal a looser brushwork, slightly skewed angles, and fresh perspectives with bursts of color to juxtapose visions of nature and architecture. Forms are delineated by color contrasts that add yet another layer of richness to her scenes. Breslow remains focused on paring the subject down to its visual essence over specificity of details, her city blocks inching ever closer towards abstraction as her panels get larger.
With her monotypes, Breslow employs the same underlying geometry to present still lifes and twilight scenes of Central Park. A departure from her painting process of slowly building layers, the quicker, more spontaneous way of working allows Breslow to experiment with how she presents formal relationships and atmosphere. Throughout all of her work, Breslow articulates her acute awareness of the interplay of light and structure, natural and fabricated form and texture, and representation and abstraction.
Lisa Breslow has exhibited extensively in the United States. She has been awarded two Pollock- Krasner Foundation awards, as well as an award from the National Academy Museum in New York. She is a recipient of the J. Alden Weir residency in Connecticut and the Cawdor Residency in Scotland. Her work has been reviewed and featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Arts & Antiques, among many others. Breslow has work in numerous collections in the U.S and abroad, including the Pfizer Corporation, Tiffany and Co., and General Electric.