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 "The Urban Frontier"

4 panel construction 8' x 16'
paint & tape on wood
Marlaina Deppe
 

 February 29th, 1996

 It is one thing to open an art gallery in the Lower Manhattan
financial district and quite another to take,what used to be a
bank, fill its twelve rooms with art and open New York city's first
"anti-gallery" to a packed house. Over eight hundred people came downtown
to see Audrey Regan's and Neil London's Audart Gallery and it's
"Urban Frontier" exhibition at 60 Broad Street on Thursday,
February 29th, 1996.

Alice Burton, a Canadian painter and brilliant colorist, combines life
drawings of nudes with paint and Japanese paper, often carrying
the painting over onto the frame itself. She speaks of isolation and
loneliness and the fragmentation of human life in the urban environment.

Large scale drawings are superimposed over mechanical grids by painter
Marlaina Deppe, whose work presents the conflict between nature
and technology.

Lance Horenbein lines the walls with his sepia- toned photographs
... his statement on youth and the celebration of life.

A large installation of bolted aluminum sheeting by "constructionist"
sculptor, David Hatchett both startles and amuses the viewer.

Kenta Furusho's seven and a half foot tall "Invisible Man" is
draped in the fabrics of his life ... neckties, army fatigues,
the American flag and even gossamer gowns. A "black" gallery
glows with lightbox paintings by Roz Dimon.

Eight sculptures of Harold Sclar grace the show ... from the
powerful "Flying with the Moon" to "Budding", a feminine,
angelic sweep of steel.

The serenity of Suzyo Saito's wood and marble columns and her "egg"
with its intricately carved marble skirt, provide a cool contrast
to sculptor John Kay's bold steel pieces, several of
which pay tribute to the great musicians he has played
with in the past.

Painter, Murray Hochman, an expert in commercial finishes, mounts
common air conditioning vents onto canvas and paints them in
brilliant, day-glo colors

Images of Ann Sexton and Andy Warhol haunt the canvasses of
Jon Singer, who carves the common paint roller, loads it with
pigment and allows the painting to "happen".


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