Drawn to Beauty

Kenise Barnes Fine Art

Jan. 1, 2023 - Apr. 7, 2012

1955 palmer avenue
Larchmont, New York 10538
914 834-8077


Press Release February, 2012 Kenise Barnes Fine Art 1955 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538 914 834 8077 www.KeniseBarnesFineArt.com Public reception Saturday evening, March 3, 2012 March 3 – April 7, 2012 Drawn to Beauty: Works by Francine Fox, Michiyo Ihara, Margaret Neill and Christian Nguyen Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to present Drawn To Beauty; an exhibition of contemporary drawing. Francine Fox works in diverse mediums including oil, watercolor, gouache, graphite and ink to produce striking and unsettling works of great beauty and psychological complexity. Her work is influenced by artists such as Christian Schad, Lucien Freud, Walton Ford, Inka Essenhigh and Ian Ingram. Fox incorporates art historical references, organically composed diagrams and personal and cultural vocabularies into her drawings, resulting in images which may have numerous answers to the visual questions she raises. Francine Fox received her BFA at the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, Pa and her MFA from The University of Delaware, Newark, DE. Michiyo Ihara received her formal art training at the Saga Art College, Kyoto, Japan and B-Zemi Schooling System, Yokohama, Japan. Ihara employs graphite and paper to hand-draw images of great delicacy and detail. Her images of snowflakes, each as unique and intricate as snowflakes themselves, invite the viewer into a world of imagination and fantasy. Ihara’s focus and patience rewards us with intimate and contemplative pieces. Ihara currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Margaret Neill was born in Ohio and attended Hiram College where she was artist in residence. After moving to Brooklyn, NY Neill completed her MFA at Brooklyn College. Neill’s abstract works refer to nature and the urban environment, and relate to the typography of signs, molecular structures and moving weather fronts. There is a sinuous sensuality that Neill creates as her work flows across the picture plane. Neill’s work is included in many public and private collections including Colby College Museum of art, The New York Public Library, The New School University and Pfizer. Christian Nguyen draws on layers of epoxy resin, sanded and poured directly on top of each other. In this way, the transparent surfaces work with, and influence each other as they interact and contrast. Nguyen uses the subject of architecture to create a physical and conceptual image of space and dimension. Nguyen received his BFA in photography at The Cooper Union, New York, and his MFA in multi-media at Hunter College, New York, NY. To request images of the exhibition or arrange a pre-view please call or email. Gallery tel.: 914 834 8077, Kenise Barnes [email protected] Leanne Bruno [email protected]

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