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Neo Geo Now

Neo Geo Now
NEO GEO NOW
WEBSTER + KESSLER COLLABORATION
54½ Lincoln Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501
December 20, 2019 – February 29, 2020 

THE WEBSTER COLLECTION and YLISE KESSLER FINE ART are pleased to announce the first in a series of collaborative exhibitions, NEO GEO NOW. The exhibition includes artists Ben Dallas, Eric Garduño, Damien Hoar de Galvan, Jill Levine, and Tom Martinelli. Geometry is said to study the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids. The artists in the show utilize geometric principles in their unique interpretative processes. Plywood, spackle, paint and glaze are the some of the materials Ben Dallas incorporates to create his wall-mounted sculptures.

In his new series, Ta Daa, Dallas juxtaposes striped rectangular elements in the foreground with an abstract background resulting in theatrical presentations that are both formal and witty. The viewer often meets Damien Hoar De Galvan’s sculpture with a smile. Made of primarily recycled materials, the work explores values and emotions in a colorful, almost playful presentation.

Eric Garduño in describing his lush charcoal drawings writes, “I am interested in how visual elements such as pattern and contrast have been used throughout history to communicate power and identity. Simple geometric abstraction has thus become a primary structure for the branding of cultural identity, which is clearly evident in its consistent use in national flags, coat of arms, and all manor of corporate logos.”

Historical Latin American art forms, motifs, and color have been a major influence in Jill Levine’s art making. Levine’s deft use of styrofoam, plaster-dipped gauze, and modeling compound allow her to create sculptures and tablets with a personal, visual language and vocabulary.

For the past several years, ellipses and circles have been the dominant motif in Tom Martinelli’s optical paintings. Martinelli is a colorist at heart and his use of both acrylic and fluorescent acrylic paints produce paintings that pop with their color combinations, depth, and simplicity.

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Curated by JANICE CASWELL and ERICK JOHNSON
FEBRUARY 7 – MARCH 9, 2019
 
The Teaching Gallery,
Hudson Valley Community College Troy, New York