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For Immediate Release    Contact:  Jennifer Wood-Patrick
October 24,2003 Gallery AA/B  Art Advisory/Boston
Telephone - (617)574 - 0022
 Email: artadvisory@mindspring.com

   

Gallery AA/B presents: 1 of 1, Monoprints to Give and Receive

           Gallery AA/B - Art Advisory/Boston, a leading resource for high quality contemporary art, announced today the upcoming exhibition featuring three artists and their monoprints. The exhibition will be held from November 6 through December 20, 2003. The Artists' Reception will be held November 15, 4-7 pm and will be attended by the artists. The gallery is open to the public on Saturdays 12 - 5 pm, Thursdays 12 - 6 pm , Fridays 11 am - 3 pm and also by appointment.

           Jane Kamine's monotype series "Sestina Numbers" is based on a 12th century Italian poetic form. Sestinas consist of six, six-line stanzas and a final three - line stanza, and words are repeated in differing orders. She explains, "The effect of reading a sestina is kaleidoscopic, as the shapes, sounds and meanings are mirrored and reflected…I celebrate the forms of the numbers one through six. Using freehand drawing and templates designed by the architect, Le Corbusier… Each monotype is printed several times so the images and colors reflect the layered quality of a sestina". Vivid color and playful design elements combine with this kaleidoscopic view to create very satisfying compositions.

           Kamine's rich history as an artist and art educator is also a many-layered experience. She has been exhibiting her prints and paintings since 1980 at such diverse venues as Harvard University, The DeSaisset Museum in Santa Clara, CA and Dana Hall School Gallery, Wellesley, MA, among others. A partial list of awards and honors received include those from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, The Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA and University of California at Berkeley, Harry  L. Ford Prize.

            Terry Rose's recent work reflects various abstracted nature studies. His painting and prints alike, divulge enough information and color to express the organic and complex nature of his subject. Upon closer inspection, the works reveal his delight in their simple, individually elegant formations. Rose's work has been referred to as a combination of the talents of Hokusai and Willem de Kooning, and as "Asian-fusion nature study," (Providence Journal, Van Siclen, 2003). The evolution of the Series "Cozmos" and "Blossoms", is evident in the works shown, ranging from almost traditional to freer spontaneous abstraction.

            Highlights of Rose's artistic career include "An Exhibition in Print", Guggenheim Museum Group Exhibit 1997 and more recent Solo Exhibits at Pasadena Arts Space, CA , and Lenore Gray Gallery, RI, among others.

            Kenny Mac began painting at the age of seven. As one of ten children, Mac was surrounded by his family's passion and vitality, which informed his art and use of narrative elements. He studied at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA and U Maine at Orono, where he was exposed to figure drawing and the art of working from a model. Some notable exhibitions of Mac's include a solo show at The Friary Gallery at Boston College, the Tenth Anniversary Benefit for the Shattuck Shelter, where he headlined the show, as well as several group exhibitions at The Provincetown Art Association Museum.

            Mac combines his extensive knowledge of art and design with a painter's touch, focusing on the use of space, both positive and negative, the weight and variation of line, as well as the quality and texture of his brush stroke. Mac's use of color breathes life and personality into his boldly rendered subjects.

            Gallery AA/B director Jennifer Wood-Patrick and her staff provide expert services to corporate and private collections, curators and designers.  AA/B is now in its 14th year of showing and placing contemporary American art in noted collections.   For more information on the company or its services, please call (617) 574 - 0022 or visit our website at http://www.artadvisoryboston.com

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