Public Opening: November 11, 2016, 6 - 8 pm.
Laura Sallade, Urban Stacks No. 2, 2016, House paint on steel panel, 36” x 48”
Seraphin Gallery is proud to present Nocturnes, a group show featuring selected pieces by Natalie Alper, Casey Matthews, Don Miller, Louise Nevelson, Laura Sallade, and Howard Silberthau. The exhibition will open on November 11th and run through December 11th. The public opening will be held on November 11th from 6pm to 8pm.
As dusk opens the door to another realm where the hours of darkness linger, mystery, romance, and the senses heighten to an elegantly discordant harmony-not unlike Chopin’s Nocturnes. The mystery of night is best expressed in abstract form as soft repetitions rhythmically fuse into rich monochromatic compositions of both impressive and precious scale. These pieces interplay with the complete absorption of light and its binary, turning simplicity into intricate melody.
Painting, drawing, and sculpture are exhibited in this display, and show an interplay between media and form. These artists not only translate the evanescent, but also experiment with their chosen practices. For example, Laura Sallade’s work includes painting on steel, Don Miller explores the connections between fine art and the craft of wood, while Natalie Alper uses metallic pigments that refract light into subtle color that shines through her black and white energy fields.
Natalie Alper is in her late career, and lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. Her works are part of the collections of the Smithsonian, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and others. Casey Matthews is currently attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was also featured in our Emerging Talent Exhibition this past summer. Don Miller is affiliated with the International Sculpture Center, and is a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Louise Nevelson is a renowned sculptor from the 1950’s who moved from Russia to study at the New York Art Students League. Even after her death in 1988, she is still considered to be one of the most innovative sculptors in American history. We will be showcasing two lead intaglio collage works on paper from her body of work. Laura Sallade earned a Certificate of Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and has had works featured in the PAFA Museum and the Woodmere Art Museum. Howard Silberthau has studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the New York Art Students League. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions in both Boston and New York.