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New Paintings by Helene Strebel and Phyllis Rider

  • SYNC Gallery 931 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)

SYNC Gallery presents New Paintings by Helene Strebel and Phyllis Rider

Sync Gallery's Third Friday artists' reception will be held on October 18 from 6-9 p.m., and First Friday Art Walk on November 1 from 6-9 p.m.; Exhibition runs October 17th through November 9th, 2019. Art of the Brunch will be held on October 27th, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Helene Strebel primarily paints in her studio, rarely using reference material other than her own thoughts and dreams. She combines techniques of drawing and painting on paper and canvas surfaces.

Despite classical training, she strives to capture her own voice and personal style in her work.

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color, and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence. Abstraction indicates a departure from reality.

Helene’s work is open for interpretation, and that is one of the beautiful things about it. Conceptual art gives you the freedom to explore the artwork and assign your own meaning to a piece. Understanding conceptual art is easy; all it requires is an open mind and a big imagination.

Phyllis Rider’s new works explore a monoprint process called Solarplate Relief Etching.

Phyllis has been a printmaker for over 20 years, and although most of her prints have been monotypes, she loves learning new ways of printmaking. These new pieces challenged her with a process she was not familiar with but excited her about the possibilities. As with all new processes, it had its challenges, but she likes the figuring out of the do’s and don’ts of such projects. Working with Solarplate master Dan Welden last year inspired her to explore the working with the sun process.

The results for these new works reflect a variety of ways she could use her Solarplate relief etchings along with her monotype knowledge to achieve a finished product she was pleased with—abstract by design with line and color being the dominating factors.

Phyllis hopes to educate the viewer about her new monoprints on paper with Solarplate relief etchings overlays and the unique colorful results.

SYNC Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary abstract and conceptual works by a collective of emerging and established artists. Each month select members display exciting work with a wide freedom of expression. Located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver – known for its vibrant arts scene – SYNC Gallery has become a destination for art lovers. Gallery hours: Thursday 1-4, First & Third Friday 6-9, other Fridays 1-4, Saturday 12-4 or by appointment.