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Opening Reception: Willy Bo Richardson + Joseph Ostraff: Confluence

May 3, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Willy Bo Richardson + Joseph Ostraff: Confluence
opening reception: Friday, May 3, 5-7 pm
on view: May 3–May 19, 2024

Nüart Gallery is thrilled to announce Confluence, an exhibition of new work by Willy Bo Richardson + Joseph Ostraff that offers a discerning look at the interplay between form and fluidity, narrative and abstraction.

In the Realm of Abstract Narratives: Joseph Ostraff
Joseph Ostraff’s canvases are intricate mosaics of life’s manifold layers. His work, reminiscent of archaeological digs revealing strata of human experience, presents a visual exploration into the myriad facets of memory and interaction. Ostraff composes with a calculated spontaneity, creating pieces that prompt a reflective engagement with our collective past and the individual’s place within it.

Color as a Language: Willy Bo Richardson
Willy Bo Richardson’s contributions are immersive color experiences. His vertical strokes serve as a spectrum through which viewers can explore the intangible qualities of time and emotion. Richardson distills the essence of perception into color, presenting viewers with a pure, visceral interaction with the painting. This minimalist approach to color as both subject and object offers a stark, yet deep, counterpoint to Ostraff’s textural density.

Confluences of Medium and Message
“Confluence: The Artistic Dialogues of Richardson and Ostraff” is a study in contrasts and commonalities. Ostraff constructs his narrative landscapes with an eye towards the tangible layers of history and memory, while Richardson strips down to the fundamental experience of color and its temporal resonance. Together, they present a comprehensive exploration of abstract art’s capacity to encapsulate and communicate complex human emotions and stories.


May 3
5:00 pm—7:00 pm
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