Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pocket Utopia: "Lyrical Color" - a group show, Wed. July 25, 6-8pm


I hope everyone is having a fun summer, below please read about Pocket Utopia's group show, featuring the work of Sam Gilliam and running through August 24th.

Our address: 191 Henry Street between Clinton and Jefferson Streets in New York City.

Opening Reception will be Wednesday July 25, 6-8pm 
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm. Open till 8pm on Wednesday evenings.

July 25 - August 24, 2012 

Pocket Utopia is pleased to present "Lyrical Color," a group exhibition featuring the work of Rico Gatson, Sam Gilliam, Brece Honeycutt, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson, Jane Kent, Meg Lipke, Maggie Michael, Dan Steinhilber, and David Storey. Color has an echo and at this exhibition's center is Sam Gilliam, internationally recognized as one of America's foremost Color Field Painters and Lyrical Abstractionist artists. Around Gilliam, there's restraint, equanimity and balance.

There is the blackness of both Rico Gatson's and Dan Steinhilber's sculptural abstractions, works that are intensified by Jane Kent's overlapping musical scores, further blurred by Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson painting upon silk threads and made distinctive by Meg Lipke's beeswax with India-inked and fabric dyed drawings.

Sam Gilliam's painting, constructed from rectangular wooden panels and covered with layers of acrylic, applied in broad strokes and diaphanous wisps, orchestrates a tone of monastic serenity. The exhibition is further articulated by Maggie Michael's sprayed paintings and tastefully displayed on the pages of Brece Honeycutt's avocado-dyed book. David Storey's painting of invented shapes with its brightly colored oranges and subtle browns reminds us that summer is a time to reflect and cloud gaze.

For further information or visuals please call Austin Thomas at 212-375-8532 or visit 

Pocket Utopia is located at 191 Henry Street between Clinton and Jefferson Streets in New York City. Hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm. (Wednesday night till 8pm)

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