The Gallery: Don Voisine

The Gallery: Don Voisine

amy chase
Apr 12, 2006

"American Splendor" Oil on wood, 24" x 59"
Introducing Don Voisine whose paintings are characterized by precision and exquisite execution -- they don’t work unless they are flawless. The perfectly smooth, flat planes of color are composed with delicate interruptions and juxtapositions that start to hint at a deeper space and give the illusion of floating.

"Sea Level" Oil on wood, 18" x 90"
I love how these challenge my first impressions as I keep looking. For instance, look closely at the areas painted black in the two paintings below. See how it seems there are two different blacks, one a bit lighter than the other? Well, both areas are the same color, same paint, it is only the direction of its application that is different -- and makes all the difference.

"Dale" Oil on wood, 20" x 40"

"Painting for a Compound Eye" Oil on wood, 20 1/2" x 36"
Curious to see for yourself? Head on over to Metaphor Contemporary Art in Brooklyn Heights this Friday evening, have a glass of wine and shake off the week with a nice long look at these. They reward the viewer who looks longest… there are layers of subtleties that will keep coming forward.

"Threeway" Oil on wood, 20" x 30"

"Alter Rose " Oil on wood, 20" x 80"
Opening reception, Friday, April 14 from 6 - 9 PM. The show runs until May 14. Metaphor Contemporary Art 382 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn 718 254-9126 Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 6 Click here for directions. Inquiries? Please contact Metaphor Contemporary Art. * If you hustle, you can also see more of his paintings in a group show -- Presentational Painting III at the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery at 450 W. 41st Street, NYC, Hours: T-S, 1-6pm (show comes down on Saturday, April 15).
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