Color Matter: New Paintings by Xuan Chen & Charles Fresquez

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Color Matter: New Paintings by Xuan Chen & Charles Fresquez

Time: April 5, 2013 at 11am to May 31, 2013 at 4pm
Location: Richard Levy Gallery
Street: 514 Central Ave. SW
City/Town: Albuquerque
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Phone: 505.766.9888
Event Type: art, exhibition
Organized By: Richard Levy Gallery
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2013

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Event Description

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Color Matter, a solo exhibition of optical abstract paintings by Chinese artist Xuan Chen.  Through a combined exploration of cognitive responses to visual illusion and a painter’s approach, Chen reflects the growing contemporary practice of seeking new areas where technology and aesthetics merge.

Using her own computer created 3D images, Chen illustrates what the left eye and the right eye are individually supposed to see. Each layer depicts this separation and is reunited by her paintbrush. Exposing the handmade quality of the paintings, she emphasizes the subliminal message of analog versus digital to produce complex visual space.

Xuan Chen lives and works in Albuquerque, NM. This is her first solo exhibition at Richard Levy Gallery. Her paintings are included in Albuquerque’s Public Art Collection and her work has received awards from the Contemporary Art Society of New Mexico, the University of New Mexico Art Museum,  and the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women. 

Project Room: New Paintings by Charles Fresquez

In the project room is a series of luminous optical paintings by local favorite Charles Fresquez.  In this new series, Fresquez has mastered the art of of illusion, strategically arranging planes of painted cast acrylic to create flat wall pieces that visually protrude and recess and posses a dynamism that is reminiscent of a Frank Gehry building. 

Charles Fresquez is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. His work has been internationally collected and can be found locally at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and in the University of New Mexico Art Collection.

Images for these exhibitions are available on our website at or upon request.

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