Opening Reception Sat. April 30, 2016
Cross Contemporary Art
81 Partition St. Saugerties, New York 12477
on view thru May 22, 2016
Cross Contemporary Art is pleased to present the paintings of Dion YANNATOS in the Main Gallery and photographs by Tom LUCIANO in the Project Corner. The exhibition will run from April 30- May 22 with a reception for the artists on Sat April 30 from 6-8pm.
In this exhibit, Dion Yannatos continues his investigation into the effects of light through the glazes of painterly mark making. Known for his large-scale canvases of woodlands, streams and rocks, Yannatos balances between reality and abstraction. As water receives its shape by the container it is in, Yannatos’ shimmering subject matter is tentatively bound by the reality of its form- but just barely. From a distance, the precise details of moss, rocks, streams and soil are distinct and clear but on close inspection, this illusion dissipates and the marks scatter into shimmering discrete brush strokes held together by the memory of the original narrative.
Art writer Raymond Steiner notes: “That (Yannatos) is sensitive to the mysterious energy of illusion inherent in the impact of light on the retina — that trick of nature to present vibrant atoms to our eyes as “trees,” “leaves,” or “earth” — is evident not only in the almost spasmodic handling of the brush, but also in the odd melding of color that he so successfully weaves into — not just a visual impression — but also a tactile one that is “felt” in one’s viscera.”