622 Warren Street
Hudson, NY. 12534

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Ragellah Rourke

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Medium Sized Paintings


Sprocket, 2008

Under a Spell, 2007

Small Paintings

Larger Paintings

Artist Statement

My paintings are very textural and built up slowly over long periods of time.  Plaster is first applied to the surface of the painting. The plastered surface allows me to work in a way that suits my search and discovery approach. I draw, scratch, sand, and incise into the plaster .The surface holds the memory of the painting’s development, all the time looking for clues for what will come next. Transparent, watery, washes of paint are applied over parts of the surface, exposing or covering the preexisting marks and textures. I look for connections between the forms that develop. They are never something that I logically calculate, but rather a long string of chances, thoughts, and guesses. The appearance and meaning develop throughout the progression of the painting. It is a continuous search for resolution, balance and mystery within the painting.



Artist Bio

1963 Born Albany, NY

1998 BA Painting, The University at Albany, State University of New York

Residing: East Berne, NY
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2008 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2007 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2006 Before Night Falls, Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY
2004 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2003 Recent Paintings, Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY
          Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2001 Radiant Transmissions, Siena College, Loudonville, NY
1999 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
           Echo’s at Twilight, The Palmer House, Rensselaerville, NY
1998 Ragellah Rourke-New Paintings, Designer’s Studio, Saratoga Springs, NY
          Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS          
2007  Galleria Jan, La Jolla, CA
            Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY
2005  Fine Art Forum, Metropolitan Pavillion, New York, NY
           Galleria Jan, La Jolla, CA
2003  Abstractions, Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY
2002  Abstract Paintings, Carrie Haddad Galley, Hudson, NY
2000  Three Person Exhibition, Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY
1998  New York State Biennial, New York State Museum, Albany, NY
1997  Mohawk-Hudson Regional, University at Albany, Albany, NY
            Between Studios, Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY
1995  Wet Paint, Russell Sage College Gallery, Troy, NY
1994  Alumni Invitational, Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY
           Light, Russell Sage College Gallery, Troy, NY
1992  Mohawk- Hudson Regional, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY
 
AWARDS and PUBLICATIONS
Mohawk-Hudson Regional, award, John Yau curator
Catskill Mountain Region Guide, review, Sue Stovall 2006
The Saratogian, review, Thomas Dimopoulos, 2003
The Independent, review, J. Peter Bergman, 1999
The Times Union, review, William Jaeger,1998
The Altamont Enterprise, review, Ed McMullen, 1997
 
LECTURES/ PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS        
2001   Lecture, Siena College, Loudonville, NY
1999   Visiting Artist, Siena College, Loudonville, NY

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