Seraphin Gallery will be presenting at the 18th edition of SCOPE New York from March 8-11 at booth #037 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. Exhibiting artists include Natalie Alper, Phillip Adams, Jeff Cylkowski, Geoffrey Dubinsky, Craig Kraft, Youdhi Maharjan, Madeline Peckenpaugh, Hiro Sakaguchi, and Andrew Wapinski.
Phillip Adams, b. 1978
Set against an unforgiving landscape, Adams invents dreamlike hyper realistic scenes that recall innocence and childhood fantasy. His attention to detail allows the viewer to examine every line in every rock, as if looking through a window; transported to a world where magnificence meets playtime. Phillip Adams has created numerous large scale public murals internationally and has had three solo exhibitions at Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia.
Natalie Alper, b. 1937
Alper’s Energy Fields are driven by the abstract invention of depicting energy that is both visible and palpable. The works, and its making, affirm the human and unpredictable nature in an increasingly impersonal world. Only one drawing is made at a time from start to finish, each specifying a particular moment and time in space. Natalie Alper’s work is in the collection of the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute, the Phillips Collection, and the MFA in Boston, among others.
Jeff Cylkowski, b. 1976
Inspired by, and involved in, the subcultures of street art, graffiti, skateboarding, punk rock, and hip-hop, Jeff Cylkowski combines an ecletic aesthetic of vibrant color and distinct patterning in a vibrational language of movement, light, and space. Utilizing a unique painting process of incorporating automotive paint, the artist creates fantastical compositions that reverb from the manufactured optics of pop artists Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami, to the action painting of Jackson Pollock.
Geoffrey Dubinsky, b. 1989
Masterfully crafted in steel, Geoffrey Dubinsky’s sculpture exhibits a minimalist aesthetic that is not only solid and extensively finished, but fluidly organic. Trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Dubinsky creates the illusion of movement through metal. The works recall the sublime in scale and craftsmanship, while allowing the viewer to meditate on how form transcends medium.
Craig Kraft, b. 1949
Over the past 35 years, Craig Kraft has created works from light that appear painterly and intuitive, using gestural neon line as unique expression. He is one of only a handful of light artists in the world that bends his own glass as he shapes his works three dimensionally. Kraft has had major public works commissioned across the nation, has exhibited across the nation, and has a significant presence in his hometown of Washington D.C.
Originating from Nepal, Youdhisthir Maharjan creates nuanced works that are beautiful in their simplicity, as well as powerful in their intricacy. His studio practice and meditative practice are fully intertwined as he preciously cuts out each letter. Inspired by underlying human truths, Maharjan creates new meaning to these pages and touches the viewer with his deliberate and gentle offerings.
Madeline Peckenpaugh, b. 1991
Working from memory, Peckenpaugh creates metaphysical landscapes that are derived from her own recollection of a moment in time. Her techniques as an action painter through the sculptural act of addition and subtraction create compositions where light truly arrives from within the painting. Peckenpaugh has been collected by the Woodmere Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Fellowship.
Hiro Sakaguchi is a Japanese American artist, whose unique concept of the surrounding world is featured in a dreamlike pastel palette. His visual language is inspired by the naivety of childhood, while he presents adult subject matter in the form of comments regarding global warming, war, materialism, and the surreal suburban domestic life. Sakaguchi has been collected by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and has had major exhibitions at the Delaware Contemporary and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Andrew Wapinski, b. 1978
From a historic coal mining town in Pennsylvania, St. Clair, Andrew Wapinski’s practice is rooted in the memories of black hills and manmade trenches. Melted blocks of pigmented ice, hand ground anthracite coal, and the collection of dust from his reductive painting processes together lay the foundation for Wapinski to investigate interwoven themes of liminal space, reclamation, and material significance as they relate to shifting environments and sense of place.