Stanek Gallery Demonstrates the Harmony Between Abstraction and Realism in New Exhibition
Exhibition titled “Three Voices” pushes viewers out of their comfort zone and eliminates the perceived boundaries between abstract, conceptual and representational art
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) March 2, 2020 – Stanek Gallery, a nationally-recognized, Old City-based pioneer in the gallery community, announced today a new exhibition entitled, “Three Voices” featuring three artists, working in three different mediums, with distinctive voices. Combining abstraction and realism, and two- and three-dimensional works, Three Voices is a shining example of the harmony that can be achieved through difference. The works of Kerry Dunn, Deborah Fine, and Gary Weisman possess a shared intensity, each drawing energy from the other, resulting in an exhibition abounding in emotion, beauty, power, and grace. All three artists created work exclusively for this exhibition.
“Diversity is a concept at the heart of every successful modern industry and a buzzword in just about all aspects of our daily encounters. Viewing and selecting artwork should hardly be an exception,” said Katherine Stanek, Owner and Director of Stanek Gallery. “We are complex individuals, capable of responding to a large range of visual imagery. Yet, when acquiring art, diversity in our collections is not embraced with nearly the same passion, nor pursued with the same vigor. With the artists featured in the ‘Three Voices’ exhibition, we challenge this notion and demonstrate abstract, conceptual and representational art can stand alone, while also building and informing each other in the same space.”
The contrasting art by these three diverse and talented artists are engaged in a conversation that is pure poetry. Drawing on a multitude of exciting, interesting, related and, at times, unrelated, subjects, one thought leads to another and another until a new insight reveals itself.
The texture and depth of Deborah Fine’s new series of abstract paintings transcend reality. She creates a compelling force that pushes and pulls the viewer in an ever-changing experience. Gary Weisman’s mythical creations exist between imagination and reality. Each of his figurative sculptures possesses a timeless existence with a contemporary message. Kerry Dunn depicts the figure in various states of dreaming and reality. Each painting presents a peaceful and accepting world where love and touch are celebrated. Together they present viewers with a range of fascinating discoveries to be made.
In conjunction with the “Three Voices” exhibition, Stanek Gallery will host a cocktail reception and live painting demonstration featuring Kerry Dunn. Guests will enjoy spring-inspired cocktails while getting a unique glimpse into Dunn’s artistic process. Find more information and reserve tickets on Eventbrite.
Public Opening Reception, First Friday, March 6th, 6:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition continues through April 30th, 2020
242 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
About Stanek Gallery
Stanek Gallery is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic Old City District. With a signature museum-style exhibition program and collaborations with professional curators, Stanek Gallery has become a pre-eminent force in Philadelphia’s art landscape. Dedicated to creating an engaging forum where art can be seen, shared and discussed, Stanek Gallery displays a unique collection of representational and abstract, figurative and conceptual work of exceptional craftsmanship in a wide range of styles, techniques and subject matter.
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Elizabeth McClafferty, Gallery Manager