Last night I attended the opening of the Natasha Law and Lucy Soni exhibition showing at the Diane von Furstenberg Gallery. Playing with the idea that both Law and Soni employ a concentration of vivid colors in their respective works, it is as if each is dipping into the same paint bowl. Viewed together, the works celebrate color, form, and, gesture, and yet uphold each painter’s singular and distinctive compositional artistry.
The exhibition was beautiful- with all of the vivid colors jumping of the stark white gallery walls it was hard to pick a favorite. One of my clients managed to do so and I know they will be thrilled with their new piece!
Natasha Law has gained international recognition for her signature female silhouettes. Rendered in a variety of media, including high-gloss paint on aluminum and assembled cut paper, Law’s works observe color, tone, and contrast. She examines the movements of bodies and flesh in space, and the folds and shapes that create forms, figures, and the experience of the body in the world. At once soft and bold, delicate and strong, each work is sensitively delivered and entirely emotive. Educated at Camberwell College of Arts, in London, Law shows with Eleven Fine Art, in London, and through Voltz Clarke, in Manhattan. Voltz Clarke featured Law in the solo show FOLD in 2006.
Lucy Soni examines the dichotomy between mother and child, the yearning of parents to protect and control, and the desire of the trained artist to manage the naïve. Moved by her infant daughter’s crayon scribbles, Soni first began incorporating unlearned marks into abstract colored pencil drawings. Over the course of two years, these drawings developed into large-scale oil canvases, which were highlighted by Voltz Clarke in December of 2005. That group show, LONDON BRIDGES, also included works by Shane Bradford and Michael Marra. Born in Kent, England, Soni received her degree from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, in London.
Go and see for yourself:
Opening: May 19, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Viewing: May 19 to June 2, and afterwards by private appointment ( email firstname.lastname@example.org )
Location: Diane von Furstenberg Gallery, 440 West 14th Street, New York, New York