"Recent Paintings" by Denise Regan opens on June 27 at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton. An Opening Reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
These vibrant, bold paintings transform the objects of daily life into still lives that are anything but still. They are filled with fearless, surprising color, a mix of flattened child-like shapes that are carefully held in place by the colorful patterns that surround them. Flowers pour out of the picture plane. Patterns fuse into one another.
As Helen Harrison remarked in the New York Times, "Denise Regan packs her colorful canvases with stylized yet opulent shapes and patterns, crossing back and forth between still life and decoration for its own sake." The resulting paintings are playful yet serious, generous in sprit, and reflect an abiding love of the painting process.
Denise Regan lives and works in Shelter Island, New York and Savannah, Georgia. She is an integral part of the East End arts community, and has show in numerous galleries in the Hamptons, including, Morgan Rank Gallery, Pamela Williams Gallery, and Lizan Topps Gallery.
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is located at 2418 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.markelfinearts.com.