Heather Gaudio Fine Art moves to Elm Street
Heather Gaudio Fine Art recently moved to 66 Elm St. in downtown New Canaan.
“We have been very fortunate in securing a prime location in New Canaan and we are thrilled to be a part of the fine art dialogue that has been flourishing in town and in the area in the past few years,” Gaudio said in a statement.
Since opening her gallery four years ago, Gaudio has showcased emerging and established artists from throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
The gallery offers contemporary works on paper, photography, painting and sculpture in various price points. Additionally, the gallery also provides services including forming and maintaining private or corporate collections, to securing secondary market material, to assisting with framing and installation.
For its new exhibition, “New Arrangements: Contemporary Reimagined,” the gallery will feature the work of five women artists: Jaq Belcher, Cassandria Blackmore, Ann Gardner, Madeleine Keesing and Jae Ko. The show will run through Dec. 30.
Two of the artists in the exhibit specialize in paper. Belcher cuts paper to create precise voids and raised surfaces. Ko manipulates it into coils and twirls, forming elegant spirals and ribbon-like sculptures.
Cassandria Blackmore reverse-paints on sheets of glass, where she signs her name backward. She shatters the glass and re-assembles the fragment. The resulting panes are abstract color field works evoking landscape or otherworldly imagery.
Conversely, Ann Gardner builds from an ancient art practice, creating stunning three-dimensional objects that can take on large proportions. Gardner assembles pigment-tinted concrete and cut glass mosaics into welded supports, fabricating luminous abstract shapes. Her sculptures vary from monochromatic Minimalist forms to intricately complex kaleidoscopic assemblages.
The works of the artists simultaneously contrast and complement Madeleine Keesing’s formalist canvases. Equally intricate, Keesing’s work draws from the patterns and decoration movement and color field paintings. Her new series is a departure from her earlier three-dimensional monochromatic surfaces, using a new geometric iconography that is still reminiscent of textile work.
Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday; 10:30am to 5:30pm; and by appointment.