con·tex·ture: 1. the act of interweaving or assembling parts to form a connected whole. 2. a structure of interconnected parts. curated by Susanna W. Gold, Ph.D.
Breitfeller begins each of his works with a bright, dynamic under-painting in acrylic, which can only be glimpsed or imagined through a soft veil of color in subtle gradations of shade and intensity. Together, these layers create a tightly interlocked and balanced composition, where punctuations of contrasting color pop in syncopated rhythm against a regularized grid of heavily applied oil paint. This impasto (thick brushwork) lends an emphatic dimensionality to Breitfeller’s otherwise flat canvas. The result is a complex structure that that not only intellectually explores texture, color, and contrast, but also invites an emotional response with its gentle palette and visual tranquility. As Adeaner writing for tackad describes, “Keith Breitfeller makes quiet paintings, works that lure you with their whispers of serenity. Everyone loves a good mystery, and these do a good job of keeping their secrets.”
Notes from Susanna W. Gold, Ph.D., curator
Friday, May 19, 5:30 - 9 pm
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm