Timothy Kadish - Psych-natatorium - 2009 47 x 45 x 2 Oil, gouache, shellac, pigment, acrylic, gold & copper leaf on linen
Clark Gallery is honored to announce the exhibition of new paintings by Timothy Kadish and work from Jessie Morgan’s Night Tides series from January 5 through 30, 2010. All are welcome to join the artists for an opening reception on Saturday, January 9th from 4-6pm.
Timothy Kadish contemplates and translates the visual stimuli prevalent in our contemporary society into his own forms of expression. Applying mixed media materials to a range of surfaces, Kadish acknowledges and, more significantly, processes the real and virtual visual elements inundating our culture at such a great pace. Thick, frosting-like gestures in oil, pools of resin, forms in lead, tar, and cement, and graphic renderings in watercolor, gouache, oil, or acrylic are combined on stretched linen, wood panel, paper, or sheets of manipulated lead and copper. Iconic forms from apples to serpents and gun-wielding soldiers to rainbows interplay within the broader compositions. Kadish’s fresh perspective emphasizes the challenge of remaining sensitive to visual expressions in this modern culture.
Kadish is a recent recipient of the prestigious Traveling Scholar Fellowship from the SMFA and was featured at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the Traveling Scholars Exhibition in Spring 2009. His work was the subject of a solo show at the Alphonse Berber Gallery in Berkeley, CA in November 2009, and has also been included in solo and group exhibitions at such venues as the Smithsonian Institutions in Washington, DC and the Center of Contemporary Art in Seattle.
Jessie Morgan has painted in the realm of abstraction for much of her artistic career but presents a new way of working in her recent paintings. In a move away from canvas, Morgan has begun pushing, layering, and scraping her acrylic paints and mixed media medium on the more resistant and polished Plexiglas and, in some instances, aluminum. Building the surfaces as she controls the patterns and textures, Morgan uses spatulas, thick brushes, and heavier tools to apply paint in intuitively fluid motions. The provocative surfaces and moody tones reference the ocean and feeling of water at night as the opaque surfaces of the paintings reflect and capture light.
Morgan is a graduate of Tufts University and the SMFA. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in venues throughout the Northeast, including the Danforth Museum of Art. Night Tides is her second solo show at Clark Gallery. Morgan lives and works on the North Shore.