Artists' Reception at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery
Join the gallery in celebrating the work of Deborah Barlow and Yizhak Elyashiv. Their work goes beyond ordinary classification as painter and printmaker, respectively. Barlow uses multiple materials on her surfaces, which one might see as sparkling “starscapes,” or aerial snapshots of the glowing, uncharted terrain of another world. Her work seems organic and familiar yet has no defined imagery, born of a process that Barlow calls “controlled spontaneity.” Meanwhile, Elyashiv’s controlled mark-making might be seen as the visual mapping of one’s repeated and purposeful movements, or perhaps the documentation of one’s trek across a vast world. His delicate layering of shape, point, and line contributes to a larger harmonious image that could easily represent the mapping of one’s memory, or the scientific graphing of an evolving organism. The artists explore form and movement through the placement of color and line, each creating mysterious and poetic landscapes, inviting the viewer to examine at length and daydream endlessly.
Image: detail from Deborah Barlow's Nigralle, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 36" x 36"