In the Gallery: Elizabeth Grubaugh & Charlie Horey

June 3rd, 2015

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The PATCH NYC Gallery is pleased to present Elizabeth Grubaugh & Charlie Horey New Work from June 6th to July 2nd with an opening reception Sunday, June 7th from 4-7. Both artists will be showing colorful works on paper ranging in style from still life to abstract floral.

Elizabeth Grubaugh creates her work in a studio just north of New York City.  Known for her exceptional eye for color, Elizabeth layers her drawn abstract, floral and animal imagery in these new works.  Working primarily with screen and giclee printing, Elizabeth creates compositions that strike a fluid balance between shape and color often finishing a piece with gold leaf detailing.  Elizabeth attributes much of her aesthetic to the two and half years she lived in Japan teaching and designing.  She has a BFA from Parsons School of Design and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  Elizabeth has designed prints for Emilio Pucci in Florence and her work has been incorporated into packaging designs from bedding to beauty products.  This is Elizabeth’s second showing at PATCH NYC.

In a small studio in Boston Charlie Horey assembles carefully composed vignettes from which he creates his intricate works on paper.  Wind up toys, plastic figurines and rubber ducks are rendered in watercolor and colored pencil in narrative compositions rich with stories to tell.  Charlie earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and did postgraduate work at MassArt.  His art was included in the 2012 show “Into the Garden” at PATCH NYC.

In the Gallery: Joseph Carney

May 12th, 2015

JC1 JC2Joe Carney is 81.  He has a tremor in both hands, his vision is severely impaired and, until a year ago, he had never made a piece of art.   Joe is also the father of PATCH NYC co-founder Don Carney who convinced his father to make art as a past time.   Joe works with oil pastels and colored markers on large sheets of paper.  The tremors cause his hands to shake so Joe wears a rubber glove to help with gripping the markers and pastels.  While Don holds the paper steady, Joe draws repeated patterns of marks and swirls building up layers of dense line and saturated color that result in a final abstract composition.  Click here to see a short video of Joe at work:  OliveOrange  To see a few more YouTube videos of Joe at work click here.

JOSEPH CARNEY First Works on Paper will be in the PATCH NYC Gallery from May 17 to June 4th.

In the Shop: Fornasetti

May 12th, 2015

photo 4photo 3 photo 5photo 2It’s hard to resist the magical world of Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988).  The Italian artist created iconic images and incorporated them into an extensive range of products from ceramics and rugs to wall paper and furniture.  We are very pleased to offer the Fornasetti range of candles and incense boxes in our shop.  The candles are housed in beautiful ceramic vessels produced in Italy and decorated with classic Fornasetti designs while the hand poured candles are infused with fragrances created by French perfumers.  The incense wood boxes feature decorative ceramic covers and the incense is produced by Nippon Kodo of Japan.  See the collection 1