I had assumed that little popup gallery, next to Starbucks at the Hardly Parking Plaza in Westport, was going to fold up after that photo show, but that is not the case.
“Unraveling Abstraction” at nuartlink features four New York artists: Peter Fox, Kika Karadi, Natasha Sweeten and Vargas-Suarez Universal.
As described by the gallery, “Unraveling Abstraction” explores”the transformation of abstract languages, focused on reductive strategies, scientific visualization, transcendental experience and forms in nature and architecture. One can experience and share the process of discovery that is essential to each artist’s vision.”
I would have tried to paraphrase that but I just don’t have the energy.
The artists explain their works:
“The language I engage is ‘Abstract Painting’. Focusing on Minimalism and Process, Op and Psychedelia, the parameters are rigorous: exposed supports, primary colors and the law of gravity – hands-off, all-over, self-reflexive.” — Peter Fox
“I apply black ink, with a brush on primed canvas to transfer masked geometric abstractions from 1930’s & 40’s horror film noir cinema. A vast stream of specific information via a brief legible codex of shape, texture and frequency is the result.” — Kika Karadi
“Although abstract, my work is rooted in the real world, inspired by forms in nature and architecture. Each painting is built element by element, and the end result cannot be preconceived. This to me is an exciting challenge.” — Natasha Sweeten
“I use scientific visualization to explore the human use of non-gravitational esthetics, geometry and architecture in extra-atmospheric space, to create drawings, paintings and multi-media installations.” — Vargas-Suarez Universal
Starting with an opening reception 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, the show runs through Oct. 17.