Shane Guffogg “Ginevra de Benci” New Paintings
Group Show of Prints and Drawings: Works by Greg Colson, Raeleen Kao, Scott Horsley, White Wings Press (Chris Uphues, Fred Stonehouse, Gary Baseman, Teresa James, and Matthew Schommer) and Aardvark Letterpress (Dan McCleary, Daniel Gonzalez, Dave Lefner, Cristina Padron)
September 12 – October 20, 2012
Artists Reception Saturday September 22, 2012, 4–7 pm (during EXPO Chicago)
Closing Reception Saturday October 20, 2012, 4–7 pm
Gallery Hours Wednesday–Friday 11-6 pm, Saturday 12–5 pm
Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present a solo show of new paintings by Shane Guffogg and a group show of prints and drawings by Greg Colson, Raeleen Kao, Scott Horsley, White Wings Press and Aardvark Letterpress.
Shane Guffogg lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He is a painter of lyrical abstraction. This new body of work is a disciplined dialog with an ancient work of Leonardo da Vinci’s called “Genevra de Benci”, a portrait of a woman. Guffogg was impressed with this painting when he saw it in person a number of years ago. He uses the portrait as a starting point for an exploration of the underlying principles of painting; how dissimilar approaches within the medium can achieve analogous ends — an elegant, subtle, energetic presence. The works in this series share formal quailities of color and shape with the original, yet depart in other ways; the end result being a masterful series of paintings which advance and expand the tradition.
White Wings Press is a Chicago-based print house; works by Chris Uphues, Fred Stonehouse, Gary Baseman, Teresa James, and Matthew Schommer will be exhibited. Raeleen Kao is a Chicago artist who uses graphite on paper to depict issues of corporeal fragility and vanity. Scott Horsley is a Florida artist whose drawings on panel juxtapose exitinct creatures with the tech-obsessed humans who contributed to their extinction. Aardvark Letterpress is a Los Angeles-based commercial letterpress shop with a fine art imprint; in 2008 they produced the “Los Angeles Loteria”, based on the Mexican card game, using their city as the subject. A selection of Loteria prints by Dan McCleary, Daniel Gonzalez, Dave Lefner and Cristina Padron are included in this exhibition. Greg Colson is a Los Angeles-based artist who has also produced two fine art prints with Aardvark Letterpress, unrelated to the Loteria series.
There will be an artists reception on Saturday, September 22 from 4 – 7 pm, and a closing reception on Saturday, October 20 from 4 – 7 pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday–Friday 11–6 and Saturday 12-5, or by appointment at other times.
All gallery events are free and open to the public. Additional exhibition information, press releases and high resolution images may be found at the gallery website at www.bgfa.us.