September 6th-October 14, 2012
Artist Recption, Friday, September 21, 6-9pm
In her first solo show at 440 Gallery,Brooklyn Seen, Yang's radiant, harmonious paintings offer a visual balm for the dissonance of data and images in our multi-media world. This exhibition features Yang's signature intimate, light filled cityscapes of charming tree lined streets as well as the gritty industrial beauty of her Gowanus studio neighborhood.
In addition, the show includes a new series of paintings Yang began in 2011, which are inspired by the colors and patterns of water lilies in their reflective ponds at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Ella Yang, a native New Yorker and second generation Korean-American, is mostly self-taught. She takes great pleasure in traditional methods of oil painting, especially in applying glazes, and she often works "en plein air," i.e. on site with a portable easel. She states that her goal is "to find a simple way to capture the spirit of a scene at a particular instance. Inevitably the paintings become infused with my own wonder and delight at having discovered something - a pattern, a gesture, an angle of light - that is inherently pleasing. At best my paintings pay tribute to the abundant benefits of attentiveness." This exhibit marks Yang's ten-year anniversary of working and living in Brooklyn.
Please join us for the artists reception on Friday, September 21st 6-9pm. For more information visit www.440gallery.com