Friday, February 13, 2009

Sam Gibbons at Claire Oliver Gallery New York

Sam Gibbons at Claire Oliver Gallery New York
513 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001 / Tel: 212.929.5949

Reviewed by Don Porcella in New York City



Totem
Acrylic on Carved Wood Panel
35 x 35 x 2 inches

I went to the opening of Sam Gibbons at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York last night. The paintings are rich in color and expertly painted. They are loose and tight all at once and they show wonderful creativity and passion for this particular style of painting. I have seen Sam since he started this way of painting and I am really impressed with this show.

Sam Gibbons creativity with the image is the aspect of these paintings that impressed me the most. I love the way the shapes represent and make abstract so that the final image is very complicated and intriguing.


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Strung up on Dead Tree
Acrylic on Carved Wood Panel
60 x 48 x 2 inches

These paintings are masterpieces because of the depth, painting ability, creativity and color they possess. Chaos and Order are battling each other in these paintings and it is the viewer who deciphers the winner in each. All these paintings are winners and I also love the monochromatic paintings and the silver reflecting paint - both nice surprises. Go see this show, it is worth your time.




XL (detail)
Acrylic on Carved Wood Panel
62 x 48 x 2 inches

Sam Gibbons at Claire Oliver Gallery New York
513 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001 / Tel: 212.929.5949

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