For Immediate Release
December 2018

Lynn Kotula

Tabletalk

November 27 – December 22, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 1, 3-6pm

In her third solo show at Bowery Gallery, Lynn Kotula continues to explore the still life on the tabletop. Neither accidental nor found arrangements, her paintings are built from objects–pitchers and shells, squash, cloth, cup and pie pan–arranged on table top or cupboard to encourage a conversation between the color and shape of the objects themselves and the color and shape of the spaces they carve.

As straightforward as they might appear at first glance, it is clear that Kotula is interested not in description, but in vitalizing the relationship of color and shape, building a formal unity and establishing a rhythm that allows the abstract elements to speak. To quote Mark Webber, “Depiction here is a matter of essences, not specifics. She arrives at appearance with carefully felt color choices which appoint planes and edges in proximity.”

And as John Goodrich wrote in his review of Kotula’s 2012 exhibition, “Lynn Kotula finds a deeper reality in vital forms. Minuets between fruit, vegetables and tableware capture the interior lives of these ostensibly inanimate objects.” And, of her 2016 show, he writes “Kotula's …..small still life's.....show the power of color—of not just tone, hue and intensity, but also that inexplicable quality of density or pressure–to re-enact the working of light.”

Kotula’s work has been exhibited in seven one-person shows at Prince Street Gallery in New York City, and at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and the Clark House Gallery in Bangor Maine. She has also been featured in numerous group shows: at Watson-MacRae Gallery, Sanibel Island, Fla., at Westbeth Gallery, Lohin Geduld Gallery, Lori Bookstein Gallery and The Painting Center in NYC; at The Contemporary Realist Gallery in San Francisco; at the International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Montecastelo, Italy; and, as a member of Zeuxis, throughout the US, most recently at the Lancaster Museum of Fine Art in Lancaster, PA and at MICA, in Baltimore, MD.

View of works in the exhibition here.

Gallery hours are 11am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, please contact the gallery at 646-230-6655 or info@bowerygallery.org

 

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