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Greenwich Gallery Opens Exhibition To Sweep Away Winter Blues

Jason Middlebrook's Broken Borders, featuring silkscreen ink and acrylic paint on maple, is part of the 'More More More' exhibit at the Flinn Gallery at the Greewich Library.
Jason Middlebrook's Broken Borders, featuring silkscreen ink and acrylic paint on maple, is part of the 'More More More' exhibit at the Flinn Gallery at the Greewich Library. Photo Credit: Karen Pearson

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Just in time to sweep away the winter doldrums, the Flinn Gallery in the Greenwich Library is offering residents, "More More More," a whirlwind of extravagant color, shapes, and materials.

The show will run from Thursday, Feb. 4, through March 16.

The show’s opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave.

In addition, the gallery will present an Artist Talk on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m.

The show explores the resurgence of abstraction through the work of David Ambrose, Charles Clary, Katherine Daniels, Wayne Herpich, and Jason Middlebrook.

The artists all use different mediums to express their vision of color. Ambrose creates richly colored paintings on paper that reference architectural ornament and celestial bodies. His artwork involves two seemingly divergent elements: control and chance. Clary explores the outer reaches of technicolored shapes in his intricately assembled hand-cut paper pieces. Irregular in shape, the stacked paper skins push outward, expanding layer upon layer. Daniels’ commissioned installation on the Library’s grand staircase leads visitors to the Flinn Gallery.

Based on a craft tradition, Daniels said: “I make this hybrid between painting and sculpture where I build surfaces of color with weaving, sewing, and beading instead of paint.”

Herpich’s vibrantly colored abstract paintings were described by "Art in America" as dense allover compositions from small, ragged-edged blocks of striated, contrasting hues executed as zigzags, and Middlebrook has created a new series of wall-based sculptural pieces. He works with hewn and carved tree trunks, adding color judiciously to amplify the wood’s inherent qualities.

The Flinn Gallery, sponsored by the Friends of Greenwich Library, is located on the second floor of the library. For information, call 203-622-7947 or visit www.flinngallery.com .

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