In Conceal and Reveal, Denise Driscoll and Kay Hartung present paintings that use additive and subtractive processes to explore hidden worlds at Fountain Street Fine Art, April 6 – May 7. A reception will be held Saturday, April 8, from 5-7 pm, preceded by an Artists’ Talk at 4 pm.
Conceal and Reveal includes paintings from two longstanding investigations of the unseen and unknown. Both artists obscure fully rendered patterns and trust what lies below to re-emerge as they scrape, carve, sand, torch, incise and otherwise manipulate their materials.
Denise Driscoll layers color and mark over repeating shapes to create playful diagrams that map the relationship of part to whole across multiple perspectives. Physical experience intermingles with intangible ideas, world events, literature, memory, and dreams. Driscoll is a SOLO2017 winner at Bromfield Gallery and her paintings and collaborative projects have been shown throughout New England. She teaches at Lesley University College of Art and Design and maintains a studio in Framingham.
Kay Hartung works with microscopic imagery, creating colonies of cellular shapes that migrate, flow, and multiply. Her process builds layer upon layer of biomorphic forms, suggesting growth, development, and movement. Hartung reveals the beauty of this mysterious world, inviting us to contemplate the impact these minute forms have on our lives. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in many private and corporate collections. She has been the recipient of grants from Somerville Arts Council, Malden Arts Council, and the Ford Foundation. Hartung’s studio is at ArtSpace Maynard.
Both artists are core members at Fountain Street Fine Art.