Constructs Abstract Paintings

Featuring eleven artists, Constructs focuses on abstract painting that highlights singular works of art fabricated through the combination of many elements. While some echo traditional easel painting, others are multi-part assemblages that extend painting's reach into the realm of installation. With comparable sensibilities toward color, shape, and gesture, these artists explore painting through the inventive use of collage, innovative construction techniques or conceptually structured frameworks. As a living, breathing exhibition, each installation is a "construct" in itself that reflects the evolving creative process of each individual artist.

Right: Ray Kass, Tondo Polyptych (DD), 64 x 60 inches, water media, mica and smoke on rag paper, under shaved beeswax, mounted on primed wood panels, 2006-07