New York, NY, June 11, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to debut self-portraits and landscapes by Ruth Dealy and “Expansions,” a large scale sculpture installation by Rodrigo Nava on the Private Estate Grounds at ArtHamptons 2015.
A recipient of several grants and awards, including the coveted Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts, Ruth Dealy is interested in the tension between what is seen and what is felt. Her paintings, both self-portraits and landscapes, are “meditations on ways of seeing and reproducing that seeing, not exactly, but honestly.”
Dealy is one of a group of Rhode Island artists – including Harry Callahan, Stephan Brigidi, Richard Fleishner, Malcolm Grear, Bunny Harvey, Aaron Siskind, Hugh Townley, and Dale Chihuly – who became known as The Rhode Island School based on their emergence in the 1970s as artists from Rhode Island School of Design.
The Pérez Art Museum Miami recently acquired “Morning After” (1974), a seminal painting in Dealy’s emergence as an artist. “I was truly leaving my younger identity to walk the long and (I was afraid) lonely road of the artist,” she reveals. “Now, forty-one years later, I am so grateful for that moment, and it still resonates as if it were today. That awakening has led me on a long walk through a dense woods to an opening in the field.”
On the Private Estate Grounds, Rodrigo Nava will present “Expansions”, a large scale sculpture installation derived from explosive-forming techniques that create a narrative of conversation between artist and process. Each sculpture exists as a visual embodiment of the exact moment when the work left the artist’s hand and became altered by the artist’s process.
“My work is rooted in a continual exploration of form as well as a commitment to process-oriented art. My most recent series consists of large closed steel forms that are expanded using a controlled explosion. This series is the result of a persistent need to continue the dialogue of contemporary sculpture,” Nava remarks about the Expansions series. “In order to do this, I have developed a unique and new process that allows me to create non representational sculptures that are the pure authentic result of the relationship between material, process, artists and viewer. When I expand my work, I am attempting to dismantle my tie to an object by allowing it to become its own object. These are not sculpture fabricated to look like they are ‘inflated’. They are the remnants of a real experience.”
Nava received an award for the Expansions series from the Vermont Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts in 2013 and 2014. He has a collection of works currently on view at Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in Vermont.
The 8th edition of ArtHamptons, the Original Art Fair of the Hamptons, opens to the public on Friday, June 3; Opening Night Preview will be on Thursday, July 2. Yellow Peril Gallery will present paintings by Ruth Dealy and small scale sculptures by Rodrigo Nava in Booth 300. Nava’s large scale sculpture installation will be on the Private Estate Grounds. This is the Providence-based contemporary art gallery’s first international art fair appearance in the Hamptons.
Rodrigo Nava, Expansions (2015) expanded steel, dimensions variable
About Ruth Dealy
Ruth Dealy is an artist who has lived and worked in Providence, Rhode Island for 48 years. A recipient of several grants and awards, including the coveted Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts, Dealy is interested in the tension between what is seen and what is felt. Her paintings, both self-portraits and landscapes, are “meditations on ways of seeing and reproducing that seeing, not exactly, but honestly.” For more info about Ruth Dealy, visit ruthdealy.com.
About Rodrigo Nava
Rodrigo Nava (b. 1978, Mexico City) is a Mexican/American Artist whose sculpture explores the relationship between material and process. His work can be found in private and public collections throughout the country and abroad. A Collection of his work is currently on view at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Nava maintains a residence in Putney, VT where he is the head of the sculpture program at The Putney School. He regularly frequents New York City to gain new inspiration and continues his exploration of process-oriented art using steel and explosive-forming techniques. He is represented by Yellow Peril Gallery, RI. For more info about Rodrigo Nava, visit rodrigonava.com.
ArtHamptons, the Original Fine Art Fair of the Hamptons, is moving to the most popular weekend of the season and to a more prestigious location behind the hedges. The Fair will take place at a private estate, a Lumber Lane Reserve in Bridgehampton, providing an aura of luxury and excitement upon entrance and setting the tone for attendees. Since the demand for distinctive 3D works to enhance local estates makes the Hamptons a prime sculpture market, the Fair curates a one-acre area devoted to exhibiting galleries’ outdoor sculptures, creating a ideal venue for VIP cocktail receptions at the fair. For more info about ArtHamptons, visit arthamptons.com.