Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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

Barbara Burkhardt

Exhibit dates: June 28-July 31

Grace Leal, Peter Crumpacker, and Barbara Burkhardt are all seeing RED! Monotypes in Red, a joint exhibit, is all about love, joy, happiness and celebration - the color of which is red. This unique exhibit will open at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on June 28th and run through July 31st. This promises to be a stimulating show, offering three individual visions in collaboration.

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, in this case - Red.

Crumpacker brings an engineering mind and the free spirit of the artist to his work. The engineer in him 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.

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  http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com

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