March 20-April 24, 2021
Jim Kogel: Blue Grid
Dancers in Spatial / Monochromatic Format
Original Soundtrack: John Bruschini; Dancer Evelyn Alas; Video: Concept And Camera: Jerelyn Hanrahan
Atelier On Spring Galerie, located at 19 Spring Street, Oyster Bay, New York, re-opened its doors with an exhibition of large scaled paintings by Jim Kogel, an artist with a degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
The exhibition could be viewed through the large window of the gallery for concerns regarding social distancing. Performance by dancer Evelyn Alas was performed in the gallery, and viewed on the street through the large window at the Opening on March 20.
Jim Kogel is a self-taught artist with a degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. His process is both methodical and intuitive. His compositions utilize classical grid, diagonals and perspective components typical of renaissance era painters. He works in series. Previous work include use of historic Madonna images, rectilinear compositions, exploration of patterns, light, mass, equilibrium and color theory.
The current series – Dancers in Spatial, Monochromatic Format incorporate his interest in Annunciation paintings, patterns, equilibrium, light and perspective. They utilize a grid and historic ballet photographs.