Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Monotypes in Red with Grace Leal, Peter Crumpacker and Barbara Burkhardt at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

by Peter Crumpacker

Exhibit dates: June 28-July 31

Monotypes in Red, a joint exhibit of work artists Grace Leal, Peter Crumpacker and Barbara Burkhardt, is set to open at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on June 28 and will run through July 31. Each artist brings their own unique vision to this collaboration.

Grace Leal’s work often addresses the "point of transgression," the period of time when a choice is being made to displace oneself in order to evolve, change and reach another level. Grace, a multi-media artist, uses a variety of voices in her work. Sometimes narration takes precedence, sometimes it is a social or political commentary, and sometimes it is a sheer expression of passion in an abstract work that includes just shapes, forms and colors.

Peter Crumpacker approaches his work with an engineering mind and the free spirit of the artist. The engineer in him still wants precision; the artist wants mayhem, mess, and beauty. His best work combines it all. Peter is very active across the state of Florida and his work is in collections all across the United States.

Barbara Burkhardt says of her work, “After painting realistic watercolor for years, I find myself moving in a different direction. The most drastic change in my work is moving from realism to abstract.” She is working intuitively and creating work that evolves on an emotional level through the manipulation of color choice and design elements.  

There will be a First Friday opening reception where you can meet the artists and talk to them about their work on Friday, July 1, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm, at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in the Eau Gallie Art District in Melbourne.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935

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