The works of Nancy Blum, Brian Dettmer and Clarence Morgan. The show presents three unique investigations on the theme of duality.
Nancy Blum, Brian Dettmer and Clarence Morgan
Romo gallery presents the works of Nancy Blum, Brian Dettmer and Clarence Morgan. This group show presents three unique investigations on the theme of duality. Morgan’s use of alternating organic shapes suggest an organized complexity and when combined with the chaotic repetitious sketching quality found in the background of his paintings we are presented with his duality: organization vs. chaos. In a more detailed and obsessive vain, Blum creates an environment where many dualities are repeated continuously across her paintings of intricately crafted patterns creating serene environments that make the viewer want to escape to her paradise. Her duality: natural vs. unnatural. Dettmer engages in this dialogue through his carefully constructed flower arrangements made from altered and transformed film from gangster movies. He presents his duality in and through is work: technology vs. tradition. Juxtaposing, duplicating, layering and repeating all find their way into the works of Morgan, Blum and Dettmer contributing to this advantageous presentation of dualities.
Blum has featured in solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery in New York, Kiang Gallery in Georgia, Pentimenti Gallery in Pennsylvania, Esther Claypool Gallery in Washington, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona and Circa Gallery in Minnesota. She earned her BA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Blum currently lives and works in New York.
Dettmer has featured in solo exhibitions at Art & Idea in New York and Mexico City, Aron Packer Gallery in Illinois and Harper College in Illinois. His work has been shown at Scope Miami and London, Bridge Art Fair in London and MACO in Mexico City. He earned his BA from Columbia College and currently lives and works in Atlanta.
Morgan has exhibited at Reeves Contemporary in New York, Sonnenschein Gallery in Illinois, Thomas Barry Fine Arts in Minnesota, Harwood Museum of Art in New Mexico, Kidder Smith Gallery in Massachusetts and Katherine E. Nash Gallery in Minnesota. He received his MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design and currently lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Opening Artist Reception: Thursday April 26, 2007 7-9 pm
Castleberry Hill Friday NightArt Stroll: Friday Apri 27, 7-11 pm
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