Abstract and Beyond

530 Burns Gallery Announces Abstract and Beyond a group exhibition of gallery artists 

 

530 Burns Gallery presents Abstract and Beyond, a group exhibition featuring artists who explore nonrepresentational themes in their work. The show features new artist Laura Varich, whose oil paintings express her love for color and the natural world. Additionally, the show will feature Anita Lewis and Arleen Joseph amongst others. An opening reception will be held on Friday, December 13 from 6 to 9p.m.

 

Laura Varich is an abstract oil painter based out of Mount Dora, Florida. She takes inspiration for her dynamic and colorful pieces from her early childhood, living among the natural and beautiful open spaces of the California landscape. In addition, both her global journey and current life in Florida have more deeply connected her to her art and the broader art world. Using energetic, bold brush strokes and striking color, Varich takes traditional subject matter of floral landscape and fuses it with an abstract and contemporary direction. 

 

Varich says, “I may first approach the canvas with a paint roller and then work with thin dripping washes of paint followed by thicker layers, with my primary consideration being the overall composition and specifically the interaction of color to create gorgeous depth of color and interesting layers.” Letting her intuition be her guide, Varich’s paintings explore boundless fields of brilliant imagination. 

 

Anita Lewis’ abstract oil paintings reflect an admiration for her international heritage and love of modern design with natural influences. Living in Augsburn, Germany, Antia launched a successful career of high-end modern interior design, and exhibited her art in Augsburg, Germany. After moving back to San Diego County, she shifted into a successful art career. Her work embraces the classical medium of oil paint while incorporating natural, earthy textures.

Arleen Joseph paints heavily textured abstract landscape scenes driven by the emotional impact of color, form and light. Her oil paintings are inspired by memories and perspectives from her travels. She spends summers in the hills of central Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende. Arleen Joseph is a native New Yorker who, after graduating from the High School of Art & Design, earned her degree in Fashion Design from Parsons The New School for Design. Her career in fashion covered more than 20 years. Once she decided to leave the world of Fashion, oil painting became her passion. Arleen has applied her experience with colors, proportions and texture to her canvases. In New York, she continues to study with artist Brian Rutenberg, as well as painting in her NYC studio. 



 

Filling the Silence  by Laura Varich

Laura Varich

Filling the Silence , 2019

Oil on canvas

48 x 72 in (121.92 x 182.88 cm)

$7,500

Fragile  by Laura Varich

Laura Varich

Fragile , 2019

Oil on canvas

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

$2,250

Serenity  by Arleen Joseph

Arleen Joseph

Serenity , 2018

Oil on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,500

Mixing Six by Anita Lewis

Anita Lewis

Mixing Six, 2019

Oil on canvas with metal leaf

40 x 60 x 1.50 in (101.60 x 152.40 x 3.81 cm)

$5,900

When Thursday Comes by Joan Konkel

Joan Konkel

When Thursday Comes, 2018

Mixed media on canvas

30 x 24 x 5 in (76.20 x 60.96 x 12.70 cm)

$3,900

Dock in the Cove by Tommy May

Tommy May

Dock in the Cove

Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

$2,400

Monarch Run by Tommy May

Tommy May

Monarch Run, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

44 x 62 in (111.76 x 157.48 cm)

SOLD

A Patch of Sunlight by Laura Varich

Laura Varich

A Patch of Sunlight, 2019

Oil on canvas

40 x 40 in (101.60 x 101.60 cm)

$3,900

Southern Exposure Light by Arleen Joseph

Arleen Joseph

Southern Exposure Light, 2019

Oil on canvas

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

$3,400

Cool Waters by Arleen Joseph

Arleen Joseph

Cool Waters, 2019

Oil on canvas

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

$3,400

Hot Rods & the Exotica 1 by Joan Konkel

Joan Konkel

Hot Rods & the Exotica 1, 2019

Mixed media on canvas

72 x 6 in (182.88 x 15.24 cm)

$2,950

Fantaisie by Joan Konkel

Joan Konkel

Fantaisie, 2019

Mixed media on canvas

48 x 37 x 7 in (121.92 x 93.98 x 17.78 cm)

$7,500

Green Stop by Peter Bradley Cohen

Peter Bradley Cohen

Green Stop, 2016

Painted Welded Steel

22 x 12 x 5 in (55.88 x 30.48 x 12.70 cm)

$1,800

A Chance Encounter  by Laura Varich

Laura Varich

A Chance Encounter , 2019

Oil on canvas

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

$4,100

Sunlight Warming by Arleen Joseph

Arleen Joseph

Sunlight Warming

Oil on Canvas

36 x 60 in (91.44 x 152.40 cm)

$6,800

Blue Reflections by Anita Lewis

Anita Lewis

Blue Reflections, 2019

Oil on Canvas

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

$4,900

Hot Rods & the Exotica 2 by Joan Konkel

Joan Konkel

Hot Rods & the Exotica 2, 2019

Mixed media on canvas

72 x 6 in (182.88 x 15.24 cm)

$2,950

The Wave by Tommy May

Tommy May

The Wave

Acrylic on Canvas

44 x 36 in (111.76 x 91.44 cm)

$3,600

V3 by Peter Bradley Cohen

Peter Bradley Cohen

V3, 2019

Painted Welded Steel

20 x 6.50 x 20.50 in (50.80 x 16.51 x 52.07 cm)

$1,800

Outside the City Limits  by Laura Varich

Laura Varich

Outside the City Limits , 2019

Oil on canvas

40 x 40 in (101.60 x 101.60 cm)

$3,900

Spring Awakening by Arleen Joseph

Arleen Joseph

Spring Awakening

Oil on Canvas

41.50 x 24.25 in (105.41 x 61.60 cm)

$4,300

Mercury Rising by Anita Lewis

Anita Lewis

Mercury Rising, 2019

oil on canvas

36 x 60 in (91.44 x 152.40 cm)

$6,900

Hot Rods & the Exotica 3 by Joan Konkel

Joan Konkel

Hot Rods & the Exotica 3, 2019

Mixed media on canvas

72 x 6 in (182.88 x 15.24 cm)

$2,950

Tuna Canyon by Tommy May

Tommy May

Tuna Canyon

Acrylic on Canvas

45 x 58 in (114.30 x 147.32 cm)

$5,000

Red Totem by Peter Bradley Cohen

Peter Bradley Cohen

Red Totem, 2019

Powder-coated welded steel

87.25 x 24 x 18 in (221.62 x 60.96 x 45.72 cm)

$6,000

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