Abstract Luminance (Upper Gallery)
Digital Paintings by Nicki Hart
Signature Show (Lower Gallery)
Southern Colorado Watercolor Society
April 19 — May 16, 2013
Artists’ Reception | Friday, April 19, 2013 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
PUEBLO, COLORADO, April 5, 2013—Kadoya Gallery presents the exhibitions Abstract Luminance and the Signature Show simultaneously in the Upper and Lower Galleries. This dual exhibition highlights the unique contrast between the new genre of digital fine art painting and the traditional brushwork of watercolor artists.
Nicki Hart’s digital abstracts offer a sweet release from the corporate imagery she creates every day. Her artwork consists of a variety of digital techniques, but her current series combines digital abstracts created in Photoshop with photography. She first obtains an abstract photograph, with a focus on light, and then further manipulates the photo to create her final abstract piece. Her digital abstracts are free flowing with intense light, shapes and color that emerge from a black canvas. Hart has exhibited at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and her piece, Tech 2007, was featured on the cover of Advanced Photoshop Magazine’s 50th issue. This is Hart’s first solo exhibition featuring all 15 works from her Abstract Luminance series. She will also be releasing two new works specifically created for this show.
The Signature Show features original works by those members of the Southern Colorado Watercolor Society (SCWS) who have been a member in good standing for at least three years and have been accepted into three qualifying shows. One of the three must be in our SCWS Aquarius National Show, one must be from another juried qualifying show listed under the active membership, and the third can be from either Aquarius National or an accepted (by SCWS) juried show. The purpose of the SCWS is to offer the watercolor artist a support group, encourage and nurture the novice artist, to provide programs for all to reach their full potential; to devise ways to bring fine art to the public, while maintaining high standards for the society; and to promote art in the community at large.
Selected works from Abstract Luminance and the Signature Show will be featured in the first edition of the Kadoya Gallery Catalog which will be released in November 2013. Lavishly illustrated with more than 75 works (some never before published), the catalog highlights selected works from each exhibition at Kadoya Gallery during 2013. Advance reservations for the Catalog will begin in late Spring 2013.
Accompanying Abstract Luminance and the Signature Show is a special website section featuring a selection of images that appear in the exhibition.
An audio program accompanying the Abstract Luminance exhibition features a conversation with Nicki Hart discussing her work. It will be available free of charge as a podcast on iTunes (Kadoya Gallery) after April 9, 2013.
THE TUTT BUILDING:
National Register 8/18/1983, 5PE.585
Erected in 1890, the Tutt Building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the most intact commercial structures from this time period in downtown Pueblo with large retail display windows. This unusual triangular building’s twelve-inch thick walls are faced with red brick and hand-crafted stonework.
Gregory Howell, (719) 320-6315 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicki Hart, (719) 252-0469 or email@example.com
Sharon Orman (President SCWS), firstname.lastname@example.org
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza, Pueblo, CO, 81003, (719) 320-6315, kadoyagallery.com
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Closed Monday.
Gallery Admission: Free