Lara B, Julian Penrose and Helena Stockar
"Portrait of Self Reflection"
July 7 - August 6
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 21st
Art, Food and Wine: Thursday July 28th
On Thursday, July 21st , Gallery Z will host the
opening reception for an exhibition titled “Portraits of Self
Reflection” featuring paintings and sculptures by Lara B., Julian
Penrose and Helena Stockar. The event will be held from 5:00—9:00PM.
“Portrait of Self Reflection” will consist of colorful, vibrant work by two painters and an assemblage artist.
Helena Stockar (b. 1933) of Richmond, RI draws on her Czech roots to create oils, watercolors, drawings and ink abstractions that explore the emotional depths of both natural and man-induced storms. She draws inspiration from her own turbulent past as an émigré from the Czech Republic on the wings of the soviet invasion in 1968. Helena’s paintings create strong images of not only people enveloped by the atmosphere of their environments but the inner emotions of her subjects.
Julian Penrose (b. 1961) of Providence, RI creates work composed of a myriad of processes from a collection of salvaged objects, paper materials and transfer images. These tight architectural compositions are often found to be reminiscent of Cornell’s boxes and Rauschenberg’s constructions. These creations literally stand on their own as statues or trophies as the artist fondly calls them.
Lara B. (b. 1977) of Oakland, CA born and raised in Beirut of Armenian Ancestry, discovered her love of painting at an early age. The artist has garnered acclaim for her artwork in both Beirut and the United States. Capturing the moment’s complexity of the human psyche is the driving force of Lara B.’s work. A great variety of textures are implemented within these paintings, whether it be by gracefully draping veils across an impassioned woman’s face, or by caulking thick strokes of paint, which draw viewers into each of Lara B.’s ripened images.
The opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 21st, from 5 to 9PM , and the show will run from July 7th to August 6th 2011.
Gallery Z's Art, Food & Wine Creating Awareness for a Cause event is held at the gallery on the last Thursday of every month. For this month’s event, Gallery Z partners with the participating Public Art Window organization “Netting and Knitting” and will host a fundraising event to elevate public consciousness for their cause on Thursday, July 28 . This event, which will run from 5:00 – 7:00pm, will feature live knitting as well as cuisine provided by Zooma Trattoria on 245 Atwells Ave. and world-class hand selected wine provided by Mark Gasbarro of Gasbarro’s Wines located at 361 Atwells Ave. on Historic Federal Hill.