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K E N I S E B AR N E S F I N E AR T

On Air New Paintings by Josette Urso January 6 – February 17, 2018


on the cover: High Wire

High Wire, 2017 oil on canvas 60 x 48 inches $10,000.


ON AIR NEW PAINTINGS BY JOSETTE URSO Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open the 2018 exhibition season with a solo show featuring new oil paintings by Brooklyn artist Josette Urso. Urso is the recipient of grants from The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation and has been honored with residencies at Yaddo, Ucross Foundation, and the Millay Colony in the United States, as well as residencies in Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, Cambodia and Taiwan. Urso’s artwork has been acquired by numerous museums and private collections worldwide including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, Stadtmuseum, Schwandorf, Germany and Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH, to name a few. Urso lives and works in Brooklyn. Please contact the gallery for images and additional information or to arrange a preview of the exhibition. We maintain an extensive inventory in our lower-level warehouse that includes a private presentation room. We always have a wide selection of paintings, drawings, prints, monoprints and photographs to offer collectors. In-home or in-office consultations are complimentary. Artwork may be seen on approval. Delivery and installation available.


detail: After Hours


After Hours, 2017 oil on panel 20 x 16 inches $3200.


detail: Cameo


Cameo, 2017 oil on canvas 48 x 36 inches $6500.


detail: Head Over Heels


Head Over Heels, 2017 oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches, $6500.


detail: Heart Throb


Heart Throb, 2017 oil on canvas 48 x 36 inches $6500.


detail: TGIF


TGIF, 2017 oil on canvas 48 x 36 inches $6500.


detail: High Wire


High Wire, 2017 oil on canvas 60 x 48 inches $10,000.


JOSETTE URSO

STATEMENT

Teetering between urban and natural subjects, I make exploratory paintings working directly and urgently in response to my immediate environment. My approach involves “moment-to-moment� extrapolation governed by intuitive leaps of scale, color and wayward geometry. Contrasts and crossfertilizations unfold and are cumulative, non-linear, free-flowing and interpretive. Space becomes an ambiguous and malleable substance and I delight in its manipulation as I meander acrobatically in a kind of gymnasium of convoluted mark making and image collision. All along the way, I engage the known as well as the unknown in unforeseen ways. For me, painting parallels the act of seeing and is the most direct link to private time with the physical world. Despite the urgency of my process, as I work, time still slows down. My work becomes a record of this exploration and a reflection of my inherent energy and reason for living.


Painter, 2015 oil on panel 16 x 12 inches $2800.


Vera, 2015 oil on panel 14 x 11 inches $2500.


detail: Sky Walk


Sky Walk, 2017 oil on panel 16 x 20 inches, $3200.


Snow Glow, 2015 oil on panel 11 x 14 inches, $2500.


Zero to Eight, 2017 oil on panel 20 x 16 inches $3200.


detail: Sunrise


Sunrise, 2017 oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches, $6500.


Josette Urso, studio view


Second Story, 2017 oil on canvas 60 x 48 inches $10,000.


detail: Super Eight


Super Eight, 2017 oil on canvas 48 x 36 inches $6500.


K E N I S E BAR N E S F I N E AR T was founded in 1994 on the belief that art is essential. We are a gallery and art consulting firm representing emerging and mid-career, investment-quality artists. Our program includes over fifty artists working in a variety of mediums. The gallery mounts more than a dozen exhibitions annually in our Larchmont, NY space and in addition, curates for outside venues. Kenise Barnes Fine Art is an experienced art consulting firm. We guide both residential and corporate collectors and work collaboratively with designers and architects to provide and source artwork for projects of all sizes. Our client list includes New York University Langone Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, Bank of America Art Program, Pfizer Corporation, Citibank Art Advisory, Vicente Wolf Associates, and numerous museums and private collectors. Kenise Barnes, director Kenise@kbfa.com Lani Holloway, gallery manager Lani@kbfa.com B. Avery Syrig, sales and administrative assistance Avery@kbfa.com


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Josette Urso - On Air  

An exhibition of new paintings by Josette Urso.

Josette Urso - On Air  

An exhibition of new paintings by Josette Urso.