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Exhibition: Rhythm of Color by Brian Potter – Opening 4/25/15
January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is pleased to announce “Rhythm of Color,” an exhibition of paintings by Brian Potter. In this series of paintings, Mr. Potter uses lines and planes of color, usually very chromatic, in rhythmic combinations. Sometimes these planes overlap, creating a sense of implied depth and mystery. Generally, the colors pulsate foward, generating a playful energy. There is a balance struck between the emotional content of color association, and the intellectual qualities of hard edge painting.
An Opening Reception with the artist will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibition will remain on display through the end of May.
During the opening reception, from 6:30 – 7 pm, there will be a live art happening organized by CRS Gallery Director Rie Nishimura and painter Robin Ann Meyer. The event celebrates the somatic nature of painting, allowing the audience to experience the roles that kinetic energy and physical abilities/limitations play in the creative process. Moving dynamically around a large shared canvas, Ms. Nishimura will paint with her bare hands while Ms. Meyer will paint holding her brush with her feet.
I see abstract art as having almost limitless possibilities—and my plan is to explore these possibilities as thoroughly as possible. While it is usual for most artists to find a style and then refine it through variations, I hope to reference or create as many abstract styles as possible—in order to create a strong coherent range. To me this has something to do with the essence of abstraction—to distill essences as the basis for imagery and to experiment with these essential qualities in different combinations; the results can lead down different paths, and one of my challenges is integrating these paths wherever possible. In time, through experience along these lines, I hope to invent much new imagery and expand upon my ideas. Ideas are very important to me. Once I establish an idea in a painting, I try to move forward and build on this idea—perhaps adding more ideas or shifting along dimensional lines. This allows my painting to evolve organically and spontaneously. I prefer this, rather than following a plan from beginning to end.
Ultimately, I hope to tell my story of abstract visual thought, which explores ideas and their expression. Some of the issues explored are: structure, shape, space, design, proportion, color, texture, sensuality, and paint itself. I have had many exhibitions in shows, galleries, and museums, across the United States.
2015 The Global Art Company
2015 Vam Art Gallery, Metuchen, N.J.
2014-15 The Gallery Hotel, Greenport, N.Y.
2013-15 The John Raimondi Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
2013-15 Artsicle, N.Y., N.Y.
2012 Ventana Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.
2012 Total Arts Gallery, Taos, N.M.
2012 Wortartist Gallery
2012 Abstract Artist Gallery
2008 Klaudia Marr Gallery, Sante Fe, N.M.
2007 McClary Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.
2006 Headquarters Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.
2006 Fuse Gallery Juxtapose Magazine N.Y.C., Competition Winner, N.Y., N.Y.
2006 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts juried Exhibition, PA
2004 Organization of Independent Artists, juried exhibition, N.Y., N.Y.
2004 Tatistcheff Gallery, Chelsea, N.Y., N.Y.
2003 Limner Art Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.
2002 Limner Art Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.
2001 Principle Art Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.
1994 Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, N.Y.,N.Y.
1992-1993 Texas Art Gallery, Dallas, TX.
1992 Texas Art Gallery, Spring Auction, Dallas, TX.
1990 Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
2015 Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, CO.
2000 National Academy of Design, 175th Annual Exhibition, N.Y., N.Y.
2015 Center for Remembering and Sharing, N.Y., N.Y.
2015 Dive Tavern, N.Y., N.Y.
2014 Greenpoint Gallery Annual Drawing Salon Show, Greenpoint, N.Y.
2013 Gensler Potrait Exhibition, N.Y., N.Y.
2013 Summer! Manhattan Borough President’s Offices, N.Y.,N.Y.
2013 The Conference Board, N.Y.,N.Y.
2013 Bushwick Open Studios, House of Oops, N.Y.,N.Y.
2012 Summer! Manhattan Borough President’s Offices, N.Y.,N.Y.
2012 Word Up Bookstore, N.Y.,N.Y.
2009 OPA National Exh.
2008 OPA National Exh.
2008 LILAC Ship Cityscape Exh. N.Y., N.Y.
2006 CBGB’s, N.Y., N.Y.
2005 CBGB’s, N.Y., N.Y.
2005 Mona Lounge, N.Y., N.Y.
2004-present Underground Comedy Club, N.Y., N.Y.
2003-04 Soha Lounge, N.Y., N.Y.
2003-04 Sip Lounge, N.Y., N.Y.
2003-04 Saints Lounge, N.Y., N.Y.
2003 Laila Lounge, Williamsburg, N.Y.
2002-present St. Ives Burrups, N.Y, N.Y.
2001 First Boston Credit Suisse Bank, N.Y, N.Y.
1998 National Arts Club, NY, NY
1997 National Arts Club, NY, NY.
1992 Union League Show, Union League Club, N.Y.,N.Y.
2006 14th St. Yoga Studio, N.Y., N.Y.
2001 Practice Yoga Studio, N.Y., N.Y., two landscape panels 8’x24′
2006 Paull Shin, Washington Senator
1998 Board of Control Scholarship, Art Students League,NY, NY.
1993 Revson Scholarship, Art Students League, NY, NY.
1993 Merit Scholarship, Art Students League, NY, NY.
1992 Full Tution Scholarship for the Art Students League,
1992 Pastel Society of America, N.Y., N.Y.
2006 Juxtapose Magazine
2001 Direct Art Magazine, January–March 2001; April–June 2001
2014 ARTslant worldwide 1st showcase: winner in abstract
2014 ARTslant worldwide 3rd showcase: winner in abstract
2014 ARTSlant worldwide 4th showcase: winner in abstract
2014 ARTslant worldwide 5th showcase: winner in abstract
2014 ARTslant worldwide 6th showcase: winner in abstract
2013 ARTslant worldwide 6th showcase: winner in abstract
2012 ARTslant worldwide 3rd showcase: winner in abstract
2012 ARTslant worldwide 5th showcase: winner in abstract
2001 Limner Art Gallery, Direct Art Magazine – Exhibition Prize
Lifetime member Art Students League
Oil Painters of America
1995–1996 National Academy of Design, N.Y.,N.Y.
1993–1994 School of Visual Arts, N.Y.,N.Y.
1992–2002 Art Students League,N.Y.,N.Y.
1992 B.A., psychology, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Brian Potter’s web site
Opening April 201525 6 – 8 pm