Kristy Gordon, "Explosion", 2013, 75X75 in., oil on canvas Previews:
Tues. Sept. 17 and Wed. Sept. 18 10:30am – 6pm
Vernissage: (Meet the artist) Thursday Sept. 19, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
In her new show at Cube Gallery, Canadian artist Kristy Gordon turns her frank, unwavering but never unkind eye upon New York City. Already internationally recognized at the age of 33, Gordon successfully finished a Masters Degree in Fine Art at the New York Academy of Art earlier this year. Her work in NYC reflects artistic growth which can only be described as explosive, amplified, narrative and monumental; but still very personal, intimate and sensitive.
"Kristy’s oeuvre ranges from portraits and self-portraits to experimental paintings. She demonstrates surprising maturity and skill for a young artist," says Cube curator Don Monet. "Her painstaking attention to detail and technique still manages to surprise. Yet the intimacy she expresses in every single painting remains classic Kristy Gordon."
This show marks the end of a busy year for Gordon: she was recently named a finalist for the Kingston Prize, Canada’s national portrait competition; one of the paintings in the upcoming Cube Gallery show, "Self-Portrait with Batman," received an Award of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America; she will be featured in an article in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine’s "Three to Watch" in November/December and she was one of the artists chosen to paint a panel in the National Mural Mosaic project for the 2013 Canada Summer Games. Kristy Gordon has been a full-time painter since 2004, exhibiting her work internationally and earning numerous awards including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, a Merit Award from Daniel Greene in the Salon International 2009, third prize at the Portrait Society of Canada International Portrait Competition, Best of Show in the National Art Premier, Illinois as well as being named Top Finalist in the Art Renewal Center’s International 2008/2009 ARC Salon.
Her paintings are held in collections and galleries around the world and she has been widely featured in numerous magazines, art publications, radio and television shows.
"My paintings investigate the sensation of moving through the unknown," she says. "They explore the idea of remaining buoyant through transitional periods and often depict creatures that create their own light. They embody the idea that one must create one’s own light to stay positive through these in-limbo periods. My paintings explore bipolar oppositions such as light and dark, soft and hard edges, the beautiful and the dangerous."
Go to this link for an insightful article about one of Kristy Gordon’s previous shows by Paul Gessell in Ottawa Magazine: April 25, 2012
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