Exhibitor listing
Blue Fallacy One - Kal Mansur
Refracted -  Michael Toole
Reflex -  Michael Toole
Charcoal Valence Two - Kal Mansur
Blue Fallacy Two - Kal Mansur
Fraction / 186 -  Courtlandt Swartz
Wait Lifting 4 -  Courtlandt Swartz
Counterpoise IV - Margie Kelk
reference: contemporary
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Abstract Painting and Sculpture

Artists Exhibited at the show:

  • Margie Kelk

    Margie Kelk

    Margie Kelk - Counterpoise IV
    Counterpoise IV
    Biography : Margie Kelk's artistic practice reflects contemporary concerns about cultural history and politics. Kelk takes an exploratory and experimental approach as she appropriates and reconstructs visual fragments of ideas through diverse artistic media that includes ceramic sculpture, installation, drawing and painting, video and photography. Kelk has been exhibiting her work in Canada, the United States, and Europe since 2000. Kelk is a graduate of Wellesley College, the Johns Hopkins University (PhD.), and the Toronto School of Art degree program.
  • Kal Mansur

    Kal Mansur

    Kal Mansur - Blue Fallacy One
    Blue Fallacy One
    Kal Mansur - Blue Fallacy Two
    Blue Fallacy Two
    Kal Mansur - Charcoal Valence Two
    Charcoal Valence Two
    Detailed Description : Kal Mansur's work is characterized by acrylic pieces of varying colors and thicknesses contained within a diffused acrylic case. The play of light becomes apparent when one focuses on the edges, which cast colored shadows, depending on the spatial relationships within the composition. This kinetic quality is foundational to Mansur's work, creating a hybrid between gestural abstraction and the pristine constructions found in minimalism. Also represented by: BoxHeart Gallery,
  • Courtlandt Swartz

    Courtlandt Swartz

     Courtlandt Swartz - Fraction / 186
    Fraction / 186
     Courtlandt Swartz - Wait Lifting 4
    Wait Lifting 4
    Detailed Description : Courtlandt Swartz suspends sculptural forms of acrylic paint within prisms of hand cast acrylic glass. Selectively affecting the surface clarity allows internal elements to be concealed and revealed. There is no single or immediate way to experience the piece. Every angle exposes a different refraction of the brushstrokes contained in the sculpture. Having a longstanding background in realist painting has inspired Swartz to move into three-dimensional space, searching for a medium that provides multiple images simultaneously.
  • Michael Toole

    Michael Toole

     Michael Toole - Reflex
     Michael Toole - Refracted


reference: contemporary is committed to the development and support of emerging and mid-career artists. Our international exhibition program emphasizes abstract painting and sculpture. The gallery highlights critical engagement with the artistic process and with the intentions behind an artist's mode of production, furthering the premise of skill as currency.

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