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Inside Outside

Landscapes, Cityscapes and Interiors

October 19, 2016 through December 4, 2016

Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to present INSIDE OUTSIDE, an exhibit that merges unique perspectives of the natural and man made landscapes. The tradition of artists documenting their environment is one that transcends time and trend. Whether it be a reproduction of an iconic Hudson River view, the Brooklyn bridge, or the living room at grandma’s house, these works reveal the power of the landscape to transport the viewer to a time and place while inspiring a feeling that is at once personal and universal. This group exhibit will showcase paintings, drawings, collages and photography by 10 artists, opening October 19th – December 4th. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, October 22nd from 5-7pm.

Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, one of the area’s most celebrated landscape artists, graces us with breathtaking oil paintings inspired by the Hudson River School. Through views untouched by human intervention, Bloodgood seeks to explore a sacred realm within local settings. Also concerned with the natural world is Irish-born artist, Sue Bryan, who reflects on childhood memories with exquisitely detailed charcoal drawings of her homeland’s landscape. With a medium destined for gray scale, Bryan achieves a ranging palette of earth tones through the pristine execution of luminous light cast onto mingled tree branches, brooding clouds, and expansive meadows. Native San Franciscan, Judith Adrienne Miller, will exhibit mounted digital prints of iconic scenes that highlight the ‘City by the Bay’ while revealing man’s manipulation of it’s coastal landscape. Cable car lines in paved streets blanket the city’s rolling slopes, the Golden Gate Bridge dominates the rocky shoreline while the carved cliffs left bare by the ruins of the Sutro Baths demonstrate nature’s vulnerability. Frederic Church’s influence on realist painter, Bill Sullivan, is evident through the bold sense of color in his depictions of the Catskill Mountains complete with saturated sunsets and broad river views. In the work on exhibit, Sullivan introduces a human element, modernizing his subject matter by placing it against a dramatic urban skyline.

Painters, Patty Neal and Robert Goldstrom, explore the relationship of nature and fluctuating light on dense city architecture. Neal plays with the concept of boundaries and the persistence of the natural world upon the unnatural. Invading vines and tree tops seep into the industrialized foreground, no matter how heavily paved or built upon. Goldstrom’s studies of New York City’s skyline are painted at various times of day, revealing shifts in color and perspective while the panoramic views show the meeting of skyscrapers and clouds. Trompe l’oeil master, Richard Brittell, also finds inspiration in city buildings, with a particular focus on Byzantine and Classical influence on modern architecture. Iconic marble columns executed in fine detail exhibit slight weather marks like badges for their ability to stand the test of time.

 

Self-taught artist, Darshan Russell, paints in a naive style that is all her own. Using boldly hued paints right from the tube, Russell recreates charming scenes with thwarted perspectives you would think could only stem from her own experiences. Painted interiors of a staircase in a family room, or a bathroom clad with family photos are in fact based on other people’s family photos and newspaper clippings. Despite the details being so far removed from herself, Russell imparts a warm feeling of familiarity into every detail. David Austin’s figurative work captures life’s small moments, often with a dark or humorous twist. In his new series entitled, Wild Strawberries, Austin revisits memories with narratives that blend adulthood wisdom with childhood wonderment. Steven Poser’s series of abstracted flower vase studies attempt to unify surface pattern with spatial depth. These post-impressionist compositions incorporate a repeated still life with scraps of French wallpaper, juxtaposing intense color with increasingly abstract and geometric form. Each work is imbued with a vibrating energy, similar to that of a patchwork quilt, where the unique elements come together in harmonious rhythm.

Artists in this show

Bill Sullivan


Inside Outside 2016

New York, New York, 1991
 

Darshan Russell


Bathers, 2016

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Venice, 2016

N. Hamilton Street, 1990

Maplewood Complex #2, 2000

Bathroom, 2016

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Staircase, 2016

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David Austin


Inside Outside 2016

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Dragon Stick, 2015

Board, 2006

In & Out of Focus, 2016

Word on the Street, 2016

After the Reception, 2010

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Cage, 2008

Last Showing, 2009

Once Upon A Mid-Life Crisis, 2016

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Strawberry, 2014

Aubergine Velour, 2015

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Bather, 2016
 

Jane Bloodgood-Abrams


Inside Outside 2016

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Mountain Sunset, 2005

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Cloud Icon XIX, 2016

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Enigma I, 2016

Enigma II , 2016

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Radiant Cloud, 2016

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Revelation I, 2016

Harmony, 2014

River, 2015

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Catskills in the Mist, 2016

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Cloud Icon XX, 2016

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Illuminated Skies, 2016

End of Day, 2016

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Descending, 2016

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Judith Adrienne Miller


Inside Outside 2016

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Sutro Baths, 2016

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Sailboat Headed for the Bay, 2015

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Two Cable Cars on Powell, 2016

Victorians, 2016

Fort Funston, 2015

Fort Mason, 2015

Alcatraz and Coit Tower, 2016

Fog, 2015

Fort Point, 2016
 

Patty Neal


Inside Outside 2016

Blue Sky Green , 2016

City Side

City Sight, 2013

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Grandes Dames of Broadway, 2016

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In the Beginning, 2014

Industrial Brooklyn , 2016

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Road Trip, 2012

Building Blocks, 2011

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Richard Britell


Inside Outside 2016

Benito Cereno, 2005

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September 10, 11 East 71st , 2013

Trying To Remember The Byzantine, 2013

The Memory Of So Beautiful a Day

Through The Trees

Robert Goldstrom


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6:20 AM, 2016

Flushing, West, Panorama, Study, 2016

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KENT, PM Panorama, Study, 2016

Ashland Fog 2, Study, 2016

Ashland Fog 3, Study, 2016

Kentile AM Panorama, Study, 2016

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Dime, Pre-Dawn, 2016

Great Ashland, Fog, 2016

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East River Panorama I, 2016

6:05 AM, Study, 2016

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10:50 AM, 2016

Bond St. Panorama, Study, 2016

Steven Poser


Untitled #21, 2014

Untitled #13

Untitled #12, 2014

Untitled #15, 2014

Untitled #16, 2014

Untitled #18, 2014

Untitled #5, 2014

Untitled #27, 2016

Untitled #28, 2016

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Sue Bryan


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Aperture IV, 2016

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A Day of Dark Trees, 2014

Woodland (Skyward), 2016

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Lone Star , 2016

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Hillside, Hudson , 2016

Rural Road 5, 2016

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And They Hummed of Mystery, 2015

The Root of the Root, 2015

Edgeland X, 2015

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