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UNIX Gallery is excited to announce its participation in Art Aspen 2018 at booth B09, to be held the recently renovated Aspen Ice Garden in downtown Aspen, CO from July 27 - 29, 2018. The gallery is presenting a carefully curated show including new works by William Bradley, Ellen de Meijer, Pablo Dona, KwangHo Shin, Christian Voigt, and Llewellyn Xavier. Exhibiting paintings, sculpture, and innovative mixed media artwork. UNIX Gallery commits to the highest standards of connoisseurship and professionalism within the evolving contemporary art market. The fair runs from 12 - 7PM. A VIP preview will be held on July 26 from 5 - 9 PM.


William Bradley’s work begins with abstract gestural watercolors, which are then manipulated into a calculated arrangement. These resolved designs are then repainted in oil on canvas. His work can be described as “abstract art about abstract art” with an underlying concept that explores the communicative disconnect between artist and viewer that is specific to the pure abstract language. Bradley constructs a language of references or quotes from mostly Abstract Expressionists including Motherwell, Still, Gottlieb, De Kooning, while maintaining his own distinctive approach.

Ellen de Meijer’s paintings tend to give the viewer a unique feeling of sympathetic tension and pathos, simultaneously. Her portraits show figures of successful repute, yet vulnerable with empty gazes. Ellen de Meijer’s figures are armed with digital gadgets such as Google Glasses or iPhones, which refer to our zeitgeist of access to information and power. This proliferation of technology becomes a point of dependency while our human instincts docilely move to the background.

 

Pablo Dona’s sculpture and photography explore an imaginative world of miniature marvels, deeply colored by a child-like playfulness and wonder at the breadth of creative potential. In Dona’s unique world, tiny figures embark on great adventures surrounded by, to their eye, giant emblems of childhood and domestic comforts. Incorporating both found objects and elements of his own creation, Dona’s work succeeds in bringing us back to our earliest memories through the dreamy narratives that his miniatures find themselves in: a new realm of possibility.

 

C. Michael Norton’s paintings thrive on a balance between vibrancy and neutrality; between the organic and the geometric. The works begin as bare linen canvas taped to the floor to collect random markings picked up from works in progress. Relying then upon his intuitive reactions to what has been collected, Norton masterfully utilizes a number of methods of paint application to create energetic and surprising compositions.

 

Evoking themes of Abstract Expressionism, Korean artist KwangHo Shin employs intense and vibrant colors to depict the individualistic expression of emotion and a sense of self. He applies charcoal and oils in thick brushstrokes to distort and exaggerate the subject’s facial features. His technique confronts the viewer with an emotional impact, affecting our understanding of the human form. Whether it is the external pose of the subject or the unique color combinations, abstraction or layered texture, the portraiture of KwangHo Shin is able to document the psychological changes and clashes that arise in us all.

 

Christian Voigt is a German photographer, known for his impressive images created using large-format cameras. Voigt has photographed great libraries, museums, landscapes and temples. Through his lens, Voigt captured mankind’s extraordinary buildings and architecture. The artist offers an illuminated tenor, delivering with his photography an inescapable sense of history and verve.

 

Renowned for using brilliant colors to reflect the light and life of the Caribbean, Llewellyn Xavier’s art serves a multiplicity of functions; philosophical as well as aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from contemporaries of American Abstract Expressionism, Xavier’s bold daring vision and grandiose gestures manifest in a boundless energy of sheer force of purpose and power. His artwork is free of restrain, creating a pure vision that is both relevant and immediate.

 

UNIX Gallery is located at 532 W. 24th Street, New York, NY 10011. Telephone: 212-209-1572. Website: www.unixgallery.com. Email: info@unixgallery.com. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. For more information or further inquires please contact Robert Berry at robert@unixgallery.com or by phone at 212-209-1572.