Gray Contemporary presents Udona Boerema: "Transience" opening reception
Gray Contemporary will host the first solo exhibition in the United States by Dutch painter Udona Boerema. Boerema’s exhibition "Transience," is a selection of recent paintings from an ongoing series focused on the imagery of mountains. Boerema paints in a reductive manner with acrylic on course linen using washes to create a transparent and almost abstract observation of each mountain.
All works in this exhibit are very small in size as the largest painting is 12” x 10”. In each work Boerema paints the mountainous scene almost as a portrait, centered and as the main focal point. The complexity of each mountain has been reduced to simple shapes, mostly negated to two plains which are often black and white.The background or negative space is often subdued in color while texturally the burlap-like course linen takes a predominate presence throughout each work. As the side of the paintings become vital for the work as the natural linen color is left bare with subtle drips wrapping around to the back side of each painting. Within each work Boerema paints sincere and intimate moments using mountainous landscapes symbolically to portray thoughts that are serene yet haunting.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through April 1.