Important New England abstract painters Diane Novetsky & Marjorie Kaye will feature their latest paintings of organic forms that pulsate a universe of bold color, high energy and sensuality. They share a common quest that include the opposition of contradictory forces; abundance vs. void; stasis vs. movement; chaos vs. order; organic vs. geometric. In this way, they seek to create a dynamic bridge between the metaphysical and reality, as if a yin-yang balance of polarity.
“Our paintings explore a centrifugal movement of elements that form a central core. The use of color is visceral, saturated, and hypnotic; swirling with an energy that is both harmonic and dissonant,” write the artists in a shared statement. “These formal attributes suggest a visionary world that is both life-affirming and spiritual in its dimensions. Our work reaches for the sublime while being grounded in the beauty to be found in common experience.”
Marjorie Kaye creates gouache paintings on shaped plywood. She begins her process by drawing a composition in pencil guided by the external shape of the plywood. Her completed work may reference both fauna and flora as well as allude to a micro universe of invisible elements: microbes, cells, fractals and mathematical circuits.
Diane Novetsky uses acrylic paints on primed, stretched canvas. Her paintings are process-driven and a composition is only arrived at over many stages of trial and error. Suggesting a mixture of biomorphic forms, her paintings are both strangely whimsical and voluptuous.
Marjorie Kaye is a resident of Cambridge, MA. She was the director and owner of the Galatea Gallery in Boston’s South End for eight years. The gallery is now member- owned but is still directed by Marjorie. Her work has been exhibited widely in venues including the Walter Wickiser Gallery, NYC; Galatea Fine art, Boston; Harbor Gallery, UMass Boston; and Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston. She is the 2016 winner of the Lilllian Orlowsky/William Freed Foundation Grant and a 2018 Finalist in the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Awards in Painting. Visit marjoriekayeart.com for more information.
Diane Novetsky is a resident of Somerville, MA. She is a founding member of the Brickbottom Artists’ Association and Building. Her work has been widely shown throughout the region including the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury; Galatea Fine Arts Gallery, Boston; Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham; the Tufts Aidekman Gallery, Medford; and the Boston Convention Center. Visit dianenovetsky.com for more information.
Opening Reception: Saturday March 7th, 5:00 PM—7:00 PM