Thursday, August 11, 2016

Explore the Architecture of Our Surroundings at Kehler Liddell Gallery

In September, Kehler Liddell Gallery explores the architecture of our surroundings in two complementary solo shows: A DIVERSITY OF LINES by New Haven artist Robert Bienstock, and METAL SCULPTURE by New Haven artist Gar Waterman. Both shows will be on exhibit from September 8 to October 2, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 10 from 4-7PM, free and open to the public.

Beauty, Robert Bienstock, ink (brush) and monotype on paper.

A DIVERSITY OF LINES: Bienstock presents a collection of ink and monotype images exploring pattern and contrast, order and disorder through parallel lines. The lines are curved, bent, smooth or distressed; they follow each other, collide with each other, form dense clusters and spare architectures. Some reference landscapes or still life images, others contain purely abstract geometries. This show exhibits Bienstock's new work, along with a cross-section of his pieces from 2012-2015.

Bienstock began creating these abstract ink drawings based around parallel lines in 2011. He is a new Kehler Liddell Gallery member. His art has also been shown at the River Street Gallery in Fair Haven CT; the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Red Hook Brooklyn; Catalyst Gallery in Beacon NY; City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport CT; the 6th Floor Lobby Conference Room at 2 Whitney Grove Square, New Haven CT; and New Haven’s City Wide Open Studios.

Wasp, Gar Waterman, nickel plated steel, copper, 13x17x11.
METAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITGar Waterman includes sculptures inspired by a range of subjects—insects, orchids, birds, diatoms—as well as the odd utilitarian construct from his Tin Man series. Natural forms abound in these sculptures that explore the organic and inorganic architecture of our surroundings. He works in stone, wood, bronze, and steel, producing carefully crafted and frequently beautiful objects that reflect his fascination with evolution’s exquisite sense of design.

Waterman created the distinctive Wooster Street Archway
Waterman has been a member of Kehler Liddell Gallery since 2004. His art has been exhibited in a number of gallery and museum exhibitions including the Mattatuck Museum (Waterbury), the Alexi Von Schlippe Gallery (New London), WOCA Gallery (Maine), and the Alva Gallery (New London). His work can also be found in a number of private and corporate collections, as well as in public art exhibits including Lincoln Financial Riverfront Reclamation Project (Hartford), the Plainville Public Library, and The Connecticut Children's Museum.

Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut.

Founded in 2003, Kehler Liddell Gallery has grown to represent some of Connecticut's highest achieving mid-career and emerging artists in a full range of media, from painting, printmaking and works on paper, to photography and sculpture. The Gallery is dedicated to representing critical perspectives that challenge and illuminate our culture and enrich our aesthetic experience, and is committed to establishing New Haven as an important center of arts and culture. Its programs revel in the excitement of cross discipline collaborations—including projects with musicians, theatre troupes, filmmakers, authors, dancers, creative entrepreneurs, and events like the Westville ArtWalk.

Gallery Hours

Thursday through Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm:
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Free and open to the public.