Opening Reception

First Friday, November 5, 2021

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Exhibition continues November 5 - December 30, 2021

Awakenings

Stephen Early and Deborah Fine

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Stephen Early, Create Upon My Breath, 2021. Oil on linen, 16 x 16 inches; Deborah Fine, Too Close to the Flame, 2021. Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches.

Stanek Gallery presents new bodies of work from Stephen Early and Deborah Fine, in which atmosphere acts as the primary character. Concepts of acceptance and beauty emerge from isolation and darkness, revealing a perfect balance of form and space.

 

Deborah Fine uses rhythmic lines and colorful masses infused with energy to create unexpected shapes and texture that sweep across the surface of her works. Taking viewers on a journey of discovery, Fine’s dynamic abstract paintings continually shift and take shape in front of us, communicating great depth of thought and emotion.

 

Stephen Early brushes away the veils and facades we construct around ourselves as he masterfully renders intimate human connection through flesh. Driven by the desire for healing, his subjects exude pure, unfiltered emotion with meaning and depth that awakens the soul.

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Deborah Fine, Topsy Turvy, 2021. Mixed media on canvas, 80 x 64 inches.