Art Review: “Liquid Color in Two Shows at Quogue Gallery”

“Plotos” by Barbara Vaughn. Archival Pigment Print, 32 x 48 inches.


Quogue Gallery is pleased to share the following excerpts from Hamptons Art Hub’s artreview of our current shows, HOLLAND CUNNINGHAM | THE CHRYSTIE PAINTINGS and BARBARA VAUGHN | OPTASIA, on view through July 20th:

“A double exhibition at the utterly charming, spacious and sunlit Quogue Gallery of tender paintings by Holland Cunningham and knockout, large-scale photographs by Barbara Vaughn offers the perfect beach-season reminder of art‘s aqueous origins.”

Chrystie (Pink)” by Holland Cunningham, 2015. Mixed Media on Paper, 32.25 x 40 inches.

“Cunningham manages to paint big on relatively modest planes of paper and canvas. Her palette is similar to Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Dan Christensen, and Cy Twombly—especially the white veil she modestly draws over many of her boldest touches of color… Delicacy of touch is the order of the day, especially in Chrystie (Pink), where the toile effect of whites over oranges and pink, thinned so they run and bleed like watercolors, glimpsed in apertures to allow chromaticism to emerge…”

“Korali” by Barbara Vaughn. Archival Pigment Print, 59 x 82 inches.

“[Vaughn’s] wildly chromatic, large-scale and apparently abstract prints are blown-up details from her own photographs of Venice… The Heraclitean flux of the series, which surrounds the viewer in bold color, captures the spectral range of hues seen in the waters of Burano, an island in the Venetian lagoon… Vaughn edits without Photoshopping, and the compositional eye she demonstrates is formidable.”

Read the full review at Hamptons Art Hub.