Paintings & Works on Paper
March 18th – April 22nd, 2023
Saturday, April 22nd
*Opening Reception Saturday, March 18th from 6-8pm
Blues, 44” x 29”, Oil & Charcoal on Canvas, 2022
16 Warburton Ave
Yonkers, NY 10701
US+U/Warburton Galerie Presents:
Stephanie DeManuelle /30 years of Paintings & Works on Paper, 1990-2023
Yonkers, NY March 6, 2023 - Continuing its commitment to bringing the public exemplary art exhibitions featuring both emerging and established artists Warburton Galerie is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Paintings & Works on Paper by artist Stephanie DeManuelle. Opening Reception to be held Saturday, March 18, 6-8 pm.
Stephanie's work is nature inspired and semi-abstract-beginning with a continuous drawing process that accretes layers of paint as the artist follows a visual trail through the motif. Her desire in painting is to get beneath the surface of the outward appearance of things to reveal what is significant, but not readily visible. A root or a shell will offer an opportunity to explore shape, line and movement that echoes emotional states that are otherwise inaccessible. The resulting works are experienced through the voice of the material-the use of thickly textured and viscous earth toned mixtures that suggest anthropomorphic or geographic imagery. What is dominant is movement and turbulence. The relationships in the paintings are a 'stand in' for the invisible forces, sensations and tensions that govern our consciousness.
“I have always admired Stephanie’s approach to her work- she looks beyond what is readily presented as if it’s the most natural thing, quickly but thoughtfully processing what stands before her. She is both decisive and intuitive- capturing various moments that become beautiful abstractions of what is actually there. The work is bold yet sensitive, emotive and full. Your eyes can’t help but follow the gestural markings around the composition, experiencing the action of how each piece was made as you gaze. The capacity an artist has to transform the world around them – literally and metaphorically, is truly apparent throughout this body of work. We are excited to provide the platform for that to be shared with our community here in Yonkers by hosting this show” – Melissa Starke, Curator
Stephanie DeManuelle grew up in south Louisiana and spends summers in the Adirondack mountains of New York state. She feels the influence of both locales in her work.
Stephanie has been an art educator for the past 35 years, teaching at Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology. She served as Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at FIT from 2006-2016 after which she retired from teaching.
The exhibition is on view through April 22, 2023.
Name of Press Contact: Melissa Starke/Roddy Wildeman