Updated: Jan 30
Madelyn Madelyn Jordan Fine Art is pleased to announce ART X NATURE: KEN ELLIOTT, EUGENE HEALY, and CAROL BOUYOUCOS, a three-person exhibition of new works.
Opening Reception: Scarsdale, NY
Saturday, February 11, 2023, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Above: Found Colors at the Snows Edge II, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches. More about this oil $10,500.
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to announce ART X NATURE: KEN ELLIOTT, EUGENE HEALY, and CAROL BOUYOUCOS, a three-person exhibition of new works. The exhibition will be on view from February 10 - March 18, 2023, with an opening reception and happy hour on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. The public is invited to attend.
The world around us seems to be unobtrusive to our everyday lives, a background for our goals, ambitions, and daily activities. But for these three artists, their individual, natural environment is both a defining source of inspiration, and a foundation for creating art which defines their careers.
Coming from different areas of the US, Elliott from Colorado, Healy from Connecticut, and Bouyoucos from Westchester County, New York, the dynamic, wide-ranging art practices of these artists engage art history and contemporary culture. The fascination, devotion, and study of their immediate, natural surroundings provide an unending fount for transcendent scenes and artistic invention.
Employing a variety of approaches, from painting and collage to digital photography, each artist articulates a particular notion of place, and uses landscape for their own purposes: to experiment with space, line, and other formal elements of composition; to record personal experiences and feelings about the environment, or to relate an attachment to a personal habitat. Compositions oscillate between abstraction and representation, combining the real with the unreal, sometimes giving both a tactile and visual experience.
Colorado based artist KEN ELLIOTT's works are focused on the western landscape. Inspired by the rural scenery outside his kitchen window, the artist does not try to recreate nature or attempt storytelling but instead, wields color boldly, creating vibrant scenes that are both animated and serene. Working mainly with oils and pastels, the compositions are infused with a vivid and dramatic color palette, as he works toward his goal to thrill himself. Colors in the Breeze III is a beautiful illustration of Elliott’s practice. Beginning as a series of vertical gestures for the tree placements, he infuses a range of colors, layering one over the other, creating a variety of contrasts. Moving left to right, the palette of colors intensifies, from the pastel hues of yellow, pink, and light blue to the dark blue and forest green on the opposite side. Richly stimulating and at times poetic, Elliott’s works are direct, showing the lessons of the Impressionist as well as Modern school.
Also in the exhibit:
Soft Tones at the Creek, 50 x 40 inches More about this oil $9,000.
Ultramarine Blue Forest, oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches, framed. More about this oil
Colors in the Breeze III, oil canvas, 30 x 30 inches. More about this oil $4,400.