Saturday, June 22, 2019

Perspectives: Alan Paine Radebaugh and Robert M. Ellis


Alan Paine Radebaugh and Robert M. Ellis

Exhibiting August 2 - October 5, 2019

First Friday Opening Reception: August 2, 5-8pm

Check out our booth! Happening during the gallery exhibit:
Albuquerque Art Showcase: August 15-19, 2019
Location: ABQ Convention Center, Southwest Exhibit Hall

First Friday's: September 6 & October 4, 5-8pm

Artist talk: Coming Soon

Alan Paine Radebaugh, King's Cake,  oil on canvas, 50" x 120"

“Perspective” is the filter by which experience binds time and place, creating the impression in which conscious and unconscious emotional value generates memory. “Perspective” as an artistic device is utilized to transfer the memory of three dimensions onto a two-dimensional plane.

Robert M. Ellis, View of Ranchos Church #4, oil on canvas, 78" x 144"
When exposed to the northern New Mexico landscape of Taos, Ellis admitted he was so awed by the landscape he could not paint it. “Eventually”, Ellis remarked, “the fields became like floorboards—they had that perspective and angle to them.” Like the floorboard receding into a room, Ellis’ two-point perspective landscapes vanish into the corners of geometric canvases and compositions resulting in an architectural approach to landscape painting.  Ellis’ perspective places the audience grounded by the expansive fields while floating in the sky above.

For years as a painter, Alan Paine Radebaugh was challenged by the vastness of landscape. To paint the boldness and hugeness of the mountains and plains of North America, he tightly-framed and intensified his vision of the landscape. He viewed nature in small abstract shapes and painted the geology and flora of the land in fragments.  Overtime, using his familiar brushstrokes, he built these fragments into large abstracted landscapes.  Currently, his landscapes are more representational. Yet, if one views these new paintings up close, one sees that the images are still fragmented and built of Radebaugh’s familiar abstract shapes.  Using one-point perspective and rich painterly surfaces, Radebaugh invites his audience into his landscapes.

More about the Artists:
Alan Paine Radebaugh, GSL 10, GSL 12, GSL 11, Oil on canvas, 36" x 28"