Sat May 5 – Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:00am – 5:00pm

State of Abstraction

Sponsored by: Washington Art Association &Gallery;

Painting, installation, video, sculpture, and prints are included in the exhibition featuring over twenty artists covering all areas of Connecticut. Many of the works update common tropes of abstraction across these different media. Zachary Keeting, of New Haven, composes layers of paint to convey colorful lyric abstraction, while works by Elizabeth Gourlay and Ryan Paxton are contemplative, and Kevin Daly’s paintings are based on geometry.

Other artists included in the show experiment with new tools, unusual media, or inventive processes. In her studio outside Hartford, Hong Hong makes large-scale paper works using a
range of different pulped materials. David Livingston combines 3D modeling programs with his small, spontaneous gouache paintings using video. A familiar craft material is the building block
for New Haven artist Suzan Shutan’s interactive pom pom installation. Kinetic sculptor Tim Prentice of Cornwall offers wall-mounted works, Weston artist Joseph Fucigna’s sculpture is
made of plastic coated fencing, while Hamden installation artist Howard El-Yasin uses materials that are usually discarded like dryer lint and roasted banana peels. The more than sixty works
that comprise State of Abstraction give viewers a thorough overview of abstract art by artists working in Connecticut today.

State of Abstraction brings an ambitious and vibrant exhibition to Washington Depot’s historic art center. Founded in 1952, the Washington Art Association & Gallery is dedicated to enriching our community through education, exhibitions, and special events.

The public is invited to the Opening Reception of
State of Abstraction
Saturday, May 5, 4-6pm
The exhibition is on view May 5 – June 16, 2018

Washington Art Association & Gallery
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza
Washington Depot, CT 06794

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday- Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 10am – 2pm (May – September)
Closed on Mondays

Admission: Free
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