Karen Dow's exhibition of geometric abstractions opened last week at Giampietro Gallery in New Haven. According to the gallery, "She sets parameters, beginning with a basic grid, and then goes along for the ride, making intuitive edits - which coalesce and weave into patterns, shapes, and color relationships- in search of a surprise ending. In each painting, visible remnants of older decisions add historical depth."
"Sometimes a painting is easy, like a conversation with an old friend," says the artist. "Other times it becomes a struggle or a conundrum. In the end I want the work to be an ongoing dialog that takes me somewhere I never knew I was headed."
"Karen Dow: Alone Together" runs through February 23 at Giampietro Gallery, 315 Peck Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 203-777-7760, giampietrogallery.com.
Franklin Einspruch is an artist and writer. He blogs at Artblog.net.