GABRIELE EVERTZ
Optic Drive
November 9 - December 22, 2012
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Artist Reception: Friday, November 16, 2012 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Gabriele Evertz

David Richard Gallery is pleased to present Optic Drive, an exhibition of paintings by Gabriele Evertz and the gallery’s first solo exhibition for the New York-based artist.

The paintings of Gabriele Evertz are comprised of precise stripes and subtle diagonal lines of color, in varying combinations from fully saturated to a range of values, organized in spatial relationships and patterns that explore the sensations and phenomenological aspects of color. As an abstract painter, her process minimizes strong figure-ground relationships and complex compositions so that the viewer can focus purely on the color and its impact on their perceptions and interpretations, triggering their own memories, emotions and feelings. This exhibition focuses on a new body of work, The Black Room, produced in 2012, in which Evertz explores a greater use of gray—a wide range of mixtures of black and white—that predominates the canvases and prefigures something serene and contemplative, which is indeed the experience one feels when viewing the large—60 x 60 inch square—paintings of the rhythmically patterned and angled values of gray regularly interrupted by only thin columns of saturated hues. The grays are luminous and provide a sensuous and seductive quality to these large paintings. The exhibition also features a selection of recent paintings from earlier series that are comprised largely of the hues of the color spectrum.

Gabriele Evertz is a member of the American Abstract Artists and key member of the Hunter College Color School. She was born in Berlin, Germany and moved to the US as a teenager. She studied at Hunter College in New York City, where she now teaches painting. Her paintings have been included in many international museum and gallery exhibitions. Evertz’s works are in the permanent collections of many museums, including: Brooklyn Museum, NY, The Columbus Museum of Art, OH, Harvard University Museum, MA, Hallmark Collections, KS, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Museum of Modern Art, NY, New Jersey State Museum, NJ, Parrish Art Museum, NY, Princeton University Library, NJ, Ulrich Museum, KS, Whitney Museum of Art, NY, The British Museum, London, England, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany, Stiftung für Konstruktive und Konkrete Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland, Wilhelm Mack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany, among others.
 

(A-) Chromatic Series (Anchored) Gabriele Evertz
(A-) Chromatic Series (Anchored)
Acrylic on canvas over wood
2012
24 x 24 inches
 
Green _ The Spectrum Gabriele Evertz
Green The Spectrum
Acrylic on canvas
2009
68 x 68 inches
 
Twelve Hues _ Thirteen Grays (Diaphanous 2) Gabriele Evertz
Twelve Hues Thirteen Grays (Diaphanous 2)
Acrylic on canvas
2012
60 x 60 inches
 
Twelve Hues _ Thirteen Grays (Diaphanous 1) Gabriele Evertz
Twelve Hues Thirteen Grays (Diaphanous 1)
Acrylic on canvas
2012
60 x 60 inches
 
Six Grays _ Twelve Tones Gabriele Evertz
Six Grays Twelve Tones
Acrylic on canvas
2012
60 x 60 inches
 
Eight Grays _ The Spectrum (Already It Is Dawn) Gabriele Evertz
Eight Grays The Spectrum (Already It Is Dawn)
Acrylic on canvas
2012
60 x 60 inches
 
Eight Grays _ RYBG (After-Glow) Gabriele Evertz
Eight Grays RYBG (After-Glow)
Acrylic on canvas
2012
60 x 60 inches
 
Double Gabriele Evertz
Double
Acrylic on canvas
1999
84 x 192 inches
 
Approaching Gabriele Evertz
Approaching
Acrylic on wood
1993
18 x 72 inches
 
(A-) Chromatic Study M_L Gabriele Evertz
(A-) Chromatic Study M/L
Acrylic on canvas over wood
2012
36 x 36 inches
 
(A-) Chromatic Study D_M Gabriele Evertz
(A-) Chromatic Study D/M
Acrylic on canvas over wood
2012
36 x 36 inches
 
Four Grays _ the Spectrum Gabriele Evertz
Four Grays the Spectrum
Acrylic on canvas over wood
2011
24 x 24 inches
 
(A-) Chromatic Series (In and Around) Gabriele Evertz
(A-) Chromatic Series (In and Around)
Acrylic on canvas over wood
2012
24 x 24 inches
 
Gray _ Yellows Gabriele Evertz
Gray Yellows
Acrylic on canvas over wood
2006
18 x 18 inches
 
Solstice Gabriele Evertz
Solstice
Acrylic on canvas over wood
2006
18 x 18 inches
 
Implied Spaces Gabriele Evertz
Implied Spaces
Acrylic on canvas over wood
2011
12 x 12 inches
 
Red_ Contrast and Assimilation Gabriele Evertz
Four Reds (Double Spectrum)
Acrylic on canvas over wood
2009
16 x 16 inches
 
Contrast and Assimilation Gabriele Evertz
Contrast and Assimilation
Acrylic on wood
2009
30 x 30 inches
 
Four Red _ bg Gabriele Evertz
Four Red bg
Acrylic on canvas
2002
48 x 48 inches
 

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