October 17th, 2015
As part of South End Open Studios weekend, the PATCH NYC Gallery is pleased to present The Patient Gardener a show of photographs by our own John Ross. With a clear nod to 1600′s Dutch and Flemish still life paintings, John arranges flowers, fruit and ceramics into settings that are quietly dramatic. Using only natural daylight, John waits for the moment when his subjects are illuminated to his liking before capturing his painterly photographs.
John Ross is the co-founder and designer of PATCH NYC. He has a degree in design from the University of California at Los Angeles. His calligraphy and collage art work have been shown in New York, Boston, Milan and Paris. This is his first show of photographs.
June 3rd, 2015
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.
May 12th, 2015
Joe 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.