Edge to Air

Mara De Luca, Tim Ebner, Katy Ann Gilmore, Andy Kolar, Yann Novak

Reception Saturday July 20 from 6-8PM

July 20 – September 7, 2019

Yann Novak

A Passing Through, 2019

Two LED stage lights, computer, software

Height variable, 84 in. / 213.3 cm
5 min, loop

YN001

Andy Kolar

SET, 2019

Acrylic and oil on canvas

84h x 54w x 2d in

AK006

Yann Novak

A Breaking Through II, 2019

Video (color, silent), computer, screen or projector

Dimensions variable, portrait orientation
15 min, loop

YN002

Tim Ebner

Untitled, 2019

Laquer on steel

38h x 40w x 7d in

TE041

Andy Kolar

Pick (M, BL, GR, Y, PU, BR, P, OR, BL/P, T), 2017

Acrylic and oil on canvas

144h x 90w x 2d in

AK005

Katy Ann Gilmore

Fold 26, 2019

Acrylic on Dibond

42h x 36w x 1d in

KG024

Katy Ann Gilmore

Fold 25, 2019

Acrylic on Dibond

49h x 26w x 1/2d in

KG026

Katy Ann Gilmore

Stack 1, 2019

Acrylic on Dibond

24h x 16w x 1/2d in

KG027

Katy Ann Gilmore

Fold 27, 2019

Acrylic on Dibond

28 3/4h x 30w x 1d in

KG029

Mara De Luca

Beaumont, 2017

Mixed media on cut canvas with copper plated elements

66h x 96w x 2d in

MDL001

Mara De Luca

Haze (Bridged), 2019

Acrylic on canvas over panel with copper plated elements

36h x 50w x 2d in

MDL002

Tim Ebner

Untitled, 2019

Laquer on steel

30h x 21w x 2d in

TE042

Press Release

 

Los Angeles, CA - DENK gallery is pleased to present, Edge Air, a group exhibition featuring works by five contemporary LA-based artists who create works from two distinctive areas of abstract art: color field and hard edge. There are four painters in the Mara De Luca, Tim Ebner, Katy Ann Gilmore and Andy Kolar and one multimedia artist, Yann Novak.

Color field and hard edge are two divergent but related spheres of abstraction. While focusing on the interplay of colors, these two deviating forms of abstraction come together to explore the relationship of color to the viewer. Optical phenomenon is at play creating illusion through the use of color and form.

None of the artists, however,  into the “Hard Edge” or “Colorfield” categories exclusively but rather work floats between the two. Mara De Luca, Tim Ebner and Yann Novak often lean towards the “Colorfield” genre while Katy Ann Gilmore and Andy Kolar fall more into the “Hard Edge” category. Their work often blends the two categories distinctive interplays of color and line.

Edge to Air the artists explore concepts of abstraction in color, light, space, form, shape, surface and illusion. Each has their own distinctive approach creating works that are both visually and conceptually divergent. The interrelationship between the works in the exhibition offers the viewer a compelling view how each artist uses abstraction to tell their own story.

credits from left to right: Katy Ann Gilmore, Fold 25, 2019. Acrylic on , 49 x 26 inches; Mara De Luca, BEAUMONT, 2017. Mixed media on cut canvas with copper plated elements, 66 x 96 inches.