NEW CANAAN, CT – Sorelle Gallery Fine Art presents its last show of the 2018 season with ‘LIGHT EFFECTS: Works by Ken Elliott & Alina B’, accompanied by Kate Smith Interiors’ designer vignette, ‘BLURRED EDGES’.
Enjoy a fall-themed cocktail as you delight in the intriguing painting techniques of artists Ken Elliott and Alina B during the Opening Reception of ‘LIGHT EFFECTS’ at Sorelle Gallery on Thursday, Nov. 8th from 5 - 8PM. Artist talks beginning at 6:30pm. Exhibit on display through December 10th.
Ken Elliott has enjoyed 40 years in the art business as a framer, restorer, dealer, and nationally collected fine artist. In his landscape oil paintings, trees, lakes and streams in their endless variations offer a rich store of ideas and inspiration. The paintings are simplifications and exaggerations of nature, boldly rendered through fluctuating chroma and marks. Elliott says, “All of nature is altered, perfected and abstracted. When I run out of variations to an idea, I’ll go back to nature where all the inspirations and colors for a lifetime are always waiting.” Elliott’s favorite artists include Rothko, Wolf Kahn, Richard Diebenkorn, Picasso and the Impressionists.
Lithuania native Alina B’s love for glass design began at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, where she learned techniques including: blown glass, fusing, etching, casting, and stained glass; under the instruction of Vidmantas Gutauskas, apprentice of the acclaimed Dale Chihuly. She also studied art history at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Munchen, where she found inspiration in Franz Klein, Egon Schiele, and Gustuv Klimt. Today, Alina B’s preferred glass medium is a mirror. She manipulates the silver layer with acid and paint. Surprising passages of color and pattern, entwined with preserved reflective areas, create charged, fluid compositions.
‘BLURRED EDGES’, a vignette by Kate Smith Interiors, is inspired by movement and color. Each of the furnishings ties back to the movement seen in the featured fine art photograph by John Duckworth: Spirari- 17. In the photograph, abstracted flames dance across the canvas creating new shapes and blurred lines as they intertwine. Echoing this, the main Ikat fabric featured in the vignette is handmade by dyeing warp yarns in different colors and then weaving them together to create a pattern. This weaving process creates blurred edges on the pattern, signature to Ikat, and results in a piece that is inherently unique. Custom fabric decor provided by The Sewing Loft of Avon.