SHAPE UP: Geometric Abstraction in Lancaster-
Sunshine Art + Design. 2016
July 1 - July 23
Sunshine Art + Design
104 West King St. Lancaster PA 17603
Participating Artist include:
Matt Allyn Chapman
July at Sunshine Art + Design in Lancaster will feature a show of Four artists working with Geometric Abstraction. “SHAPE UP: Geometric Abstraction in Lancaster” will include recent works by artists Matt Allyn Chapman, Gail Gray, and Annie Kerekgyarto. Each bringing their unique voice and particularities to an area of abstract art that has a reputation for being minimal and severe.
Lancaster has a rich history and relationship with shape, color, and patterning thanks to it’s roots in early American and Dutch quilt making. This is a heritage that central Pennsylvania continues today with a great sense of pride. With many still making quilts and textiles by hand it’s easy to find a connecting thread that leads to Lancaster’s artist community.
Matt Allyn Chapman studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia (MFA) as well as Lancaster’s Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (BFA). He has exhibited at: The Walter and Lenore Annenberg Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building at PAFA, Philadelphia PA. Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia PA, Rothus Halle, Solothurn, Switzerland. The Ware Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Millersville University, Lancaster PA. Sunshine Art + Design, Lancaster PA
Brenton Good 2005- Masters of Fine Art, University of Dallas, Irving, TX. 2003- Masters of Art, University of Dallas, Irving, TX . 200- Bachelor of Arts, Messiah College, Grantham, PA. Brenton's work can be found in the following collections,Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX Gordon College, Wenham, MA University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey Messiah College, Grantham, PA Murray Artist Book Collection, Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Gail Gray Fine artist Gail C. Gray has lived and worked in Lancaster Pennsylvania since 1972, maintaining a downtown studio since 1991. Gray earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a dual major in Painting and Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Gray continued her studies at Carnegie Mellon in graduate printmaking under the direction of Professor Robert Gardener. Gray has exhibited in juried and invitational art events nationally, regionally and locally. Gray’s works are featured in various Lancaster downtown public spaces including Saint James Episcopal Church, Marriott Hotel and Convention Center at Penn Square – The Lancaster Bar Association – Lancaster County Courthouse – Mid-Penn Legal Services – the Lancaster Museum of Art’s permanent collection, in private collections, and also business venues.
Sunshine Art+Design was founded to facilitate and cultivate creativity in September of 2013. A different art exhibition is featured each month, and a rotating, curated selection of paper goods, including custom and semi-custom invitations by Paper Jane are always available.