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Natasha Das

Thread

May 5 - 29

Max Mason

Sky Light

May 5 - 29

Short & Sweet

May 5 - 29

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Natasha Das: Thread
Max Mason: Sky Light
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Short & Sweet
May 5 - 29, 2021

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Featured Natasha Das: Thread

Pink (detail)

60" x 36"

Oil And Thread On Canvas

Natasha Das: Thread

Textures created with thread are to Natasha Das what brushstrokes are for other artists: fundamental, visceral, expressive elements. Das’ labor-intensive compositions convey her unique voice by representing an engagement with both abstraction and the weaving tradition of her native India, lending an autobiographical component to her work.

Das consciously envisions and determinedly places each stitch. Her technique of applying layers of thread to her oil paintings creates rich surface textures that percolate and vibrate with intensity. The brightly painted blocks of color intertwine seamlessly with intricate, meticulous hand-stitching and culminate in a unified, harmonious presentation.

Natasha Das is an Indian-American artist living and working in New York City. She earned her BFA from Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy and studied at the Art Students League of New York. Gross McCleaf Gallery is pleased to present Natasha’s first solo exhibition in Philadelphia.

By Independent Curator, Angelica Semmelbauer

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Featured Max Mason: Sky Light

Big Sky In The Bottomlands

52" x 64"

Oil On Canvas

Max Mason: Sky Light

A sense of wistful longing and childlike wonder can be found in Max Mason’s landscape oil paintings, depicting mid-Missouri vistas. Well known for his baseball-themed works, Mason has shifted to another quintessentially American subject - the family farm.  Mason’s family farm is located in western Missouri, where he spent his summers as a child. He returns frequently to experience the gently rolling plains, rushing turbulent rivers and dramatic storm clouds that grace his expansive landscapes.

Max Mason grew up in Lincoln, Massachusetts. After graduating from Vassar College with a degree in Geology in 1975 he came to Philadelphia in 1981 to study at the University of Pennsylvania with landscape painter Neil Welliver. He is represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery where he has shown his landscape, still life and baseball paintings since 1985. 

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Featured Short & Sweet

Short & Sweet

Short & Sweet is a collection of mini exhibitions, each offering a taste of works by a Gross McCleaf artist. The show includes Giovanni Casadei’s en plein air beach scenes and a selection of his atmospheric still life interiors. New artist Rhea Cutillo presents environmentally conscious landscape paintings and gallery regular, Ying Li,  offers lusciously rich and densely painted canvases.  Scott Noel’s skillfully executed portraits and still lifes, Jeffrey Reed’s compact yet expansive vistas, Val Rossman’s selection of expressive and geometric abstractions, and a selection of luminous diminutive landscape scenes by Thomas Paquette round out a rich and diverse exhibit.

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