“Paint! Exhibit in Gallery 175, Reporter Today, February 27, 2020
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Opening on March 8th is an exhibit featuring the work of three artists who explore the substance of paint to create highly expressive and visually luscious surfaces on their canvases. The show, titled, PAINT!, runs through May 1st, 2020.
Pawtucket based artist, Jim Bradley uses poured resins, inks, and pigments to achieve blends, swirls, and movement. By restricting his palette, he produces beautiful color harmonies through an intuitive process that captures the fluidity of the medium.
Rachel Brask of Warren also explores of the fluidity of paint by creating scintillating veils of thin color that cascade down her canvases in a series titled, Rainy Windows. References to a world beyond are hinted at beyond the rainbow of hues that shimmer on the surface.
On the other hand, exuberant textures dominate the paintings of Cumberland artist, Mary Casale. Inspired by the Abstract Expressionists, Casale applies thick paint in bold colors layer after layer, then scrapes and manipulates, directed by her aesthetic instinct. Her paintings convey powerful energies.
The public is invited to enjoy the artwork at Gallery 175, located at 175 Main Street in downtown Pawtucket in the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center. The gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm. A reception for the artists will be held on March 8th from 2 to 3:30 pm.
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Gallery Night Providence launched their very first Juried Exhibition, titled “Art for Everyone.” Amongst the accepted artworks art two paintings by Rachel Brask, both inspired by rainy moments along the Maine coast. The jurors for curating this exhibition are: Donna Parsons of Dryden Gallery/Providence Picture Frame, Munir Mohammed, Elena Calderon Pantino of RISCA, and Kate Kraczon, curator of David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University.
A Grand Opening & Gallery Night Kickoff event is scheduled for Saturday, February 29, 2-6pm at Sprout CoWorking Gallery, Providence, RI. Award winners from the juried show will be announced. A second reception for March’s Third Thursday (March 19) will also be held at Sprout CoWorking Gallery 5:30-9pm.
The complete list of accepted artists in this exhibition:
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Rachel Brask recently worked with Chabad Harvard to lead a paint night themed for the Jewish Tu B’Shvat holiday. Rachel created a custom painting that incorporated many fruit-bearing plants highlighted as part of the annual celebration of trees: fig, date palms, almond, olive trees.
About 25 people received step-by-step instruction on how to complete the design on a canvas of their own, that they could take home at the end of the night. After demonstrating each step, Rachel would walk person to person to assist each individual with any questions about the painting process, clarifying steps up close, offering encouragement, and helping to “fix” the parts that guests asked for assistance with to stay on course.
Paint!: Rachel Brask, Jim Bradley & Mary Casale
Gallery 175, Pawtucket RI
This exhibition explores how each artist uses paint for intriguing effects. Rachel Brask’s work incorporates transparent veils of color within a vertical format. Mary Casale works with lots of thick textures and patterns. Jim Bradley’s art conveys the fluidity of running paint.
Opening Reception Sunday, May 8, 2-3:30pm at Gallery 175, located in Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI. Free parking for gallery. Gallery 175 website
Exhibition runs May 7-April 30, 2020. Gallery hours open during Blackstone Valley Visitor Center Hours