Newton Roux Art Gallery Presents First Group Show “Simpatico”
Newton Roux Gallery is a contemporary art space in Bedford Square in downtown Westport focused on emerging realist and abstract painters. Its next exhibition will be its first group show called "Simpatico" featuring works by four artists from the Artists Collective of Westport and runs from July 6th through August 25th, 2019. The four participating artists are Hernan Garcia, Larry Gordon, Barbara Marks, and Jay Petrow.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 13th from 6pm to 8pm and is open to the public. All are welcome to come and meet the artists in person and enjoy complimentary wine and beer while viewing the work.
All pieces are for sale through the gallery by appointment or online at https://www.newtonroux.com
Newton Roux Gallery, at 14 Elm Street, occupies the 2nd floor corridor connecting Barbour and Whip Salon in the new Bedford Square retail complex in downtown Westport. The entrance is at the top of the stairs across the street from The Spotted Horse. Owners Amy Pal and Kevin Manley created the gallery to help promote talented emerging local artists, create synergies between the gallery and surrounding Bedford Square and Church Lane merchants, and make the buying process transparent and easy for collectors while leveraging an underutilized space with natural foot traffic. The gallery is open during the normal business hours of Bedford Square.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, Hernan received a bachelor’s degree in both architecture and fine arts. He pursued further education at Scuola per Il arte E Il restauro Di Firenze,Italy. He continued his education in Italy studying semiotics in Milan. After some years teaching and writing in the academy in Bogota, he emigrated to USA in 2000, living and working in Miami, New York and now in Connecticut. Hernan’s work (including paintings, drawings and others 3D mediums) has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries and art fairs throughout the United States, Canada as well as Europe and Latin America. His work can be found in both public, corporate and private collections. Currently based in Redding he also writes articles on the theories of art, music and contemporary art with a particular focus on language and communication.
Larry Gordon - www.gordonstudio.net
Larry Gordon, founding principal of an architectural firm, received his Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture and his M. Arch from MIT on a Compton Fellowship. His love of painting dates back to his attendance at Music & Art High School and The Arts Student League in NYC. He was adjunct Associate Professor at New York Institute of Technology and a visiting critic at City University Larry has continuously been involved in the arts as a painter - dividing his day between his architectural practice and painting.
He believes both arts complement each other and reinforce the creative process. His work has been exhibited in both group and solo shows.
Barbara Marks http://www.barbarammarks.com/
Barbara Marks is a multidisciplinary artist based in Connecticut. She is known for her small-scale, square, colorful, paintings that are semi-abstract in nature—suggesting interior spaces, landscapes, and objects. Her work calls attention to the commonplace and the local. A child of the sixties, Marks grew up in Westport, Connecticut. She attended college, studying anthropology, until she fell into graphic design. In 1978, she established her own studio specializing in book design. In 2001, she left that behind to study painting at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, earning a BFA (2005) followed by an MFA from Brooklyn College CUNY (2008). Since then, Marks has been awarded artist residencies in Italy, France, and across the United States and has shown her work throughout the Northeast.
Jay Petrow jaypetrowfineart.com
Jay Petrow, earned a BA in fine arts from Middlebury College. After graduating, Petrow had a long career as an editorial art director in New York City working for major consumer magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Time and BusinessWeek. In the last 10 years Petrow has made major changes in his painting approach and his career. He gravitated to painting abstract expressionist works to explore his inner world and his emotional state in dealing with his son’s autism. Studying with abstract painters at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, Petrow’s art has been on view in solo shows at local libraries and represented in group shows at the Westport Arts Center and the Silvermine Arts Center. Petrow was recently accepted into the Silvermine Guild of Artists and had an artist residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) in early 2019. He has an upcoming stay as the artist in residence at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Petrow also owns the Westport landscape company, PetrowGardens Landscape Design (petrowgardens.com), where he designs abstract meadows using native grasses and perennials.