Marsha Solomon “From Rhythm to Form”
Solo Exhibition at Able Fine Art NY Gallery
March 12th– April 1st, 2015
Opening Reception – Thursday, March 12th 6-8 pm
Able Fine Art NY Gallery is proud to present the solo exhibition of paintings by Marsha Solomon. Solomon is an accomplished New York painter who has been exhibiting her work for many years in New York’s most prestigious centers for art. Galleries from Soho, to Madison Avenue, to 57th Street and East Hampton have presented Solomon’s work. Solomon has exhibited in several national museums, most recently, the Long Island Museum. This is Solomon’s second show at Able Fine Art NY Gallery in Chelsea. Her work has also been presented at Able Fine Art’s gallery in Seoul, South Korea.
In her series, “From Rhythm to Form,” Marsha Solomon creates lyrical abstractions in which she infuses her canvases with color and texture, but also with a sense of harmony and repose. Solomon’s large, color-field abstractions are inspired by the early abstract expressionists. Her work has been likened to Helen Frankenthaler’s while also displaying echoes of the bold brushwork of Motherwell and the saturated tonality of Morris Louis. Yet, Solomon, while gently referencing that era, uses her own intense colors and signature brushwork to present a fresh, innovative vision and bold statements about the fundamental forms of art—color and line, composition and space.
Solomon’s approach to painting is unique. She often treats her canvases as though they were paper and her paper as though it were canvas. She applies paint to raw canvas allowing it to infuse the fibers like watercolor would, and she adds boldly drawn lines on her paintings. In contrast, Solomon’s watercolors and acrylics on paper show the same bravura in the way she works the pigments as do her paintings. Each possesses the artist’s distinctive strength and flexibility. She communicates through color, and all it can evoke, and line, with all the strength and subtlety it can express. Solomon’s paintings capture the poetry of the soul and invite meditation and reflection.
Able Fine Art NY Gallery, in the heart of Chelsea, specializes in contemporary fine art, showcasing the work of both established and exceptional emerging American, Korean and international artists. Able Fine Art maintains galleries both in Chelsea, New York and in the Jongno district in Seoul, South Korea.
Able Fine Art New York 511 West 25TH Street, Suite 607, Chelsea, New York, NY 10001 212-675-3057
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
Please contact Michelle Yu, Director, Eunyoung Rhee, Curator, or Kate Bae, Assistant Director for more information.
The exhibition and reception free and open to the public.