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Lyricism & Contemporary Art ALICE CARPENTER . NEIL RILEY . MARY JANE WARD


300 EAST BECK STREET COLUMBUS, OH 43206 P: 614.464.1228

FRONT COVER: Neil Riley ‘Thaw’ Oil on board. 8 1/2” x 7” 2020

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‘ LY R I C I S M A N D C O N T E M P O R A R Y A R T ’ A L I C E C A R P E N T E R . N E I L R I L E Y . MA RY J A N E WA R D G R O U P E X H I B I T I O N AT K E N Y G A L L E R I E S MARCH 13TH - APRIL 13TH, 2020 OPENING RECEPTION: F R I D AY, M A R C H 1 3 T H ( 6 - 8 P M )

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Table of Contents

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EXHIBITION INTRO

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ALICE CARPENTER

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NEIL RILEY

PAG E 22 - 35

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MARY JANE WARD

PAG E 36 - 49

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

PAG E 6

PAG E 8 - 21


Alice Carpenter ‘Landscape 18.5’ Monotype on paper 7 3/4 x 4 15/16” 2018 $750 5


INTRODRUCTION

Lyricism & Contemporary Art A L I C E C A R P E N T E R . N E I L R I L E Y . MA RY J A N E WA R D

“Lyric” is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as “(of poetry) expressing the writer’s emotions (2)meant to be sung; songlike” There is a lyricism and acuity of expression in these artists’ works which is a function of their extraordinary command of their media and the organic creativity of their compositions. A quiet emotional resonance emanates from these drawings, watercolors, monotypes, and paintings which transcends description. These artists simultaneously evoke the beauty and resonance of nature, like the lilting song of a Gold Finch.

BY TIM KENY

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INTRODUCTION


Mary Jane Ward ‘Five Persimmons’ Charcoal, graphite, ink wash on paper. 11” x 15” 2019 $760

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Alice Carpenter

‘February Snow Moon’ Monotype on paper 2 x 5 ¼ inches 2017 $625

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ALICE CARPENTER

Alice Carpenter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from The Ohio State University. She also studies regularly at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Carpenter lives and works in Columbus, Ohio and is a member of Ohio Art League and the Monotype Guild of New England.. Her current studio work focus is monotype and collage. Alice Carpenter has professionally exhibited her art work since the mid-1990s. Her work has been included in numerous solo, juried and invitational exhibitions throughout Ohio including O.S.U.’s Urban Arts Space. Carpenter was a Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship Finalist in 2015, and received a Greater Columbus Arts Council AITC – Resource Award in 2016 and 2018. The artist has recieved national recognition with inclusion in the Butler Insitutute of American Art 83rd National Midyear exhibition in 2015 through 2019 and at the Monotype Guild of New England Fifth National Juried Exhibition in 2018. She has shown in many fine Columbus venues including the Ohio Arts Council/ Riffe Center and the Cultural Arts Center , Keny Galleries and Sherrie Gallerie. Alice Carpenter’s small scale works have a richly executed pictorial strength that transcends their size. Her unique handling of the monotype medium invites the viewer into realms that evoke memory and have a tactile physical presence which have affinities with some of the early drawings and etchings of the contemporary master Brice Marden.

‘Landscape 18.4’ Monotype on paper 4 x 4 1/8” 2018 $650

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‘Landscape 20.6’ Monotype with handcoloring and scraffito. 8 1/8” x 4 1/8” 2020 $800

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‘Landscape 20.10’ Subtractive monotype with handcoloring, scraffito and collage. 5 1/2” x 3 1/2” 2020 $700

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‘Landscape 20.7’ Monotypes with handcoloring and scraffito. 4 5/8” x 5” 2020 $675

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“The brayers’ width in rollout will determine the size of the image.”

-Alice Carpenter

‘Landscape 15.4’ Monotype on Stonehenge paper. 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches 2015 $625

‘Landscape 20.4’ Monotype with scraffito. 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” 2020 $500

‘Waxing Crescent’ Monotype with guache and scraffito. 5 3/4 x 5 1/2” 2019 $850

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ALICE CARPENTER

‘Landscape 14.27’ Monotype - relief ink on paper. 5 1/2” x 2 3/4” 2014 $525

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‘Landscape 18.5’ Monotype on paper. 7 3/4 x 4 15/16” 2018 $750

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‘December Long Nights Moon’ Monotype - relief ink on paper. 5” x 4 3/4” 2017 Sold

BOT TOM

‘Hoarfrost in Moonlight (19.2)” Monotype with addition of gouache and scraffito. 5.5” x 6” 2019 $850

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ALICE CARPENTER

‘Landscape 15.5’ Monotype on Stonehenge paper. 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches 2015 $575

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There’s something wonderful about small works that resonate with a person, that brings them close to the piece. There’s something special there for them. ” A QUOTE BY ALICE CARPENTER

‘August Sturgeon Moon’ Monotype - relief ink on paper. 4 5/8” x 4 3/4” 2019 $650 18


ALICE CARPENTER

‘Landscape 16.5’ Monotype on paper. 2 1/4 x 7 1/2” 2017 $600

‘Landscape 15.7’ Monotype - relief ink on paper. 6 1/2” x 5 1/4” 2015 $625

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‘Landscape 15.4’ Monotype on Stonehenge paper. 4 1/2 x 3 1/2” 2015/ $625

‘Landscape 14.27’ 5 1/2” x 2 3/4” Monotype - relief ink on paper. 2014/ $525

‘December Long Nights Moon’ Monotype-relief ink on paper. 5” x 4 3/4” 2017/ Sold

ALICE CARPENTER

‘February Snow Moon’ Monotype on paper. 2x5¼ 2017/ $625

‘Landscape 20.7’ Monotypes with handcoloring and scraffito. 4 5/8” x 5” 2020/ $675

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‘Landscape 20.4’ Monotype with scraffito. 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” 2020/ $500

‘Landscape 18.5’ Monotype on paper. 7 3/4 x 4 15/16” 2018/ $750

‘Landscape 15.7’ Monotype-relief ink on paper. 6 1/2” x 5 1/4” 2015/ $625


ALICE CARPENTER

‘Landscape 15.5’ Monotype on Stonehenge paper. 2 3/4 x 3 3/4” 2015/ $575

‘Waxing Crescent’ Monotype with guache and scraffito. 5 3/4 x 5 1/2” 2018/ $850

‘Landscape 18.4’ Monotype on paper. 4 x 4 1/8” 2018/ $650

ALICE CARPENTER

‘Landscape 16.5’ Monotype on paper. 2 1/4 x 7 1/2” 2017/ $600

‘Hoarfrost in Moonlight (19.2)’ Monotype with addition of gouache and scraffito. 5.5” x 6” 2019/ $850

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‘August Sturgeon Moon’ Monotype - relief ink on paper. 4 5/8” x 4 3/4” 2019/ $650

‘Landscape 20.6’ Monotype with handcoloring and scraffito. 8 1/8” x 4 1/8” 2020/ $800

‘Landscape 20.10 ‘ Subtractive monotype w/ handcoloring. Scraffito and collage. 5 1/2” x 3 1/2” 2020/ $700


Neil Riley

‘Churchill Rd, Cabot’ Watercolor on paper. 8 1/4” x 4” 2017 $800

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NEIL RILEY

Neil Riley was an associate professor of painting and drawing at Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio for nine years and also spends much of his time painting in Vermont. He has been a lecturer at Dartmouth College and the Jerusalem Studio School. His awards include a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy and a residency at the Klots Chateau in Rochefort-en-Terre, France. He exhibited his work at Keny Galleries since 200* in Columbus, Ohio.

Neil Riley is a “painter’s painter” whose art is admired, studied and owned by many artists in this region and beyond.The artist’s subtle, often calligraphic, brush work and atmospheric nuances which are on the cusp of abstraction, yet in the representational context of a landscape , or the interior or facade of a home epitomizes lyricism in painting . His mastery of capturing the underlying physical and emotional cadence of his subject is extraordinary. He and I both admire the ethereal art of Edwin Dickinson.

“These vagaries of nature have a direct influence on work done in the field. When a painting is well exectuted, these unpredicatable natural elements often lend a distinct intimacy and freshness to the work. Excerpt from (Northern Woodlands) ‘Outdoor Palette: Neil Riley’ by Adlaine Tyrol Winter 2018 Issue

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NEIL RILEY

‘Lido Key’ Watercolor on paper. 7 1/2” x 4” 2018 $700

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NEIL RILEY

‘River’s Edge’ Graphite on paper. 5” x 5” 2014 $380

“Riley’s paintings of his enviroment reflect a sensitive and honest engagement with the world. His work is quiet, with an abiding resonance and speaks to a deep and attentive love of nature’” -Article excerpt by Adlaine Tyrol (Northern Woodlands) ‘Outdoor Palette: Neil Riley’ , Winter 2018 Issue

‘Molly’s Falls Pond’ Oil on board. 9 1/2” x 7 1/2” 2020 $1,050

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NEIL RILEY

‘Thaw 2’ Oil on board. 8” x 6” 2020 $900

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NEIL RILEY

‘Thaw’ Oil on board. 8 1/2” x 7” 2020 $950

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‘Sarasota Bay’ Graphite on paper. 5 1/4” x 8” 2018 $450

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NEIL RILEY

‘Early Winter Pond’ Graphite on paper. 5” x 7” 2019 $350

‘Sarasota’ Gouache on paper. 7 3/4” x 5” 2018 $700 29


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‘Ringling Museum’ Gouache on paper. 5” x 5 1/2” 2018 $600

‘Lido Key 2’ Gouache on paper. 8” x 5” 2017 $800

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NEIL RILEY LEFT:

‘State Street, Montpelier’ Watercolor on paper. 4 1/2” x 5” 2014 $700

The artist’s mastery of the nuances of value (range of light to dark) and color harmonies in his interior vignettes lends a poignant visual poetry to these paintings that is extraordinary.” -T I M K E N Y

‘Sliding Door’ Graphite on paper. 4” x 8” 2015 $450

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‘Churchill Rd, Cabot’ Watercolor on paper. 8 1/4” x 4” 2017/ $800

‘Thaw 2’ Oil on board. 8” x 6” 2020/ $900

NEIL RILEY

‘Molly’s Falls Pond’ Oil on board. 9 1/2” x 7 1/2” 2020/ $1050

‘River’s Edge’ Graphite on paper. 5” x 5” 2014/ $380

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‘Early Winter Pond’ Graphite on paper. 5” x 7” 2019/ $350

‘Thaw’ Oil on board. 8 1/2” x 7” 2020/ $950


NEIL RILEY

‘Ringling Museum’ Gouache on paper. 5” x 5 1/2” 2018/ $600

‘Lido Key’ Watercolor on paper. 7 1/2” x 4” 2018/ $700

NEIL RILEY ‘Sarasota Bay’ Graphite on paper. 5 1/4” x 8” 2018/ $450

‘Sliding Door’ Graphite on paper. 4” x 8” 2015/ $450

‘Sarasota’ Gouache on paper. 7 3/4” x 5” 2018/ $700

‘State Street, Montpelier’ Watercolor on p.aper. 4 1/2” x 5” 2014/ $700 35

‘Lido Key 2’ Gouache on paper. 8” x 5” 2017/ $800 More information at www.kenygalleries.com


Mary Jane Ward

‘Apple Leaning Right’ Charcoal, graphite, chalk, ink wash on paper. 5 ½” x 7 ½” 2019 $450

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Mary Jane Ward is a draftswoman and painter, and lives in Columbus, Ohio, where she works from her studio at Milo Arts. Mary Jane had a nine year career as a professional dancer, dancing for classical ballet companies as well as small modern companies, individual choreographers and interdisciplinary projects. She has worked with her partner Amery Kessler, assisting with aspects of his interactive, relational artworks. She studied drawing and painting at the Grand Central Atelier in New York City, under Jacob Collins from 2012-2015. The program is a collaborative studio space, pursuing the methodology of historic ateliers to create drawing, painting and sculpture from life. Mary Jane was accepted into The Hudson River Fellowship in 2015. In 2017 she was one of three artists in residence at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, in Bainbridge, Ohio. She is the recipient of several Artists in the Community grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and serves as a Trustee for the Ohio Plein Air Society. Mary Jane’s work has been exhibited at Eleventh Street Arts in New York City, The Columbus Cultural Arts Center, The Columbus Museum of Art, The Riffe Gallery (Columbus, OH), The Springfield Museum of Art (Springfield, OH), The Southern Ohio Museum (Portsmouth, OH), and Keny Galleries (Columbus, OH). She is represented by Keny Galleries. Mary Jane teaches portrait, figure, and landscape painting classes at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. There is a delicate lyricism that pervades the landscape and still life drawings and paintings of Mary Jane Ward that belies her extraordinary draftsmanship. These works have some characteristics of the fine Hudon River School drawings and oil sketches of John Frederick Kensett and Jasper Cropsey. Her nudes have a curvilinear lyricism and rich physicality of form. that evokes the paint handling in Frank Duveneck’s early Munich school figurative paintings.

‘Two Green Apples’ Oil on linen. 5” x 7” 2019 $570

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MA RY J A N E WA R D

‘Two Persimmons’ Charcoal, graphite, chalk, ink wash on paper. 7” x 9” 2018 $450

‘Lumpy Green Apple’ Oil on linen. 6” x 6” 2019 $570

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‘Apple Blossoms in a Glass’ Oil on linen. 6” x 6” 2019 $570

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‘Woman in Braids (Brooke)’ Charcoal, graphite,chalk, ink wash on paper. 11” x 13” 2020 $760

‘Yellow Apple on a Plate’ Oil on linen. 6” x 8” 2019 $570

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‘Apple with Leaves’ Charcoal, graphite, ink wash on paper. 15” x 11” 2019 $760 41


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‘Bicolored Tulips’ Oil on paper. 14” x 11” 2019 $700

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‘Tracy’s Peonies (Pink and White Peonies)’ Oil on paper. 11” x 14” 2019 $700

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‘Nude on Green and White (Micaela)’ Oil on linen. 10” x 8” 2019 $700

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‘Apple 1’ Charcoal, graphite, ink wash on paper. 8” x 10” 2018 $450

‘Five Persimmons’ Charcoal, graphite, ink wash on paper. 11” x 15” 2019 $760

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‘Nude on White Draped Couch (Brooke)’ Oil on paper. 8 ½” x 10” 2018 $700

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‘Young Woman in Profile (Valerie)’ Silverpoint on paper. 9” x 11” 2019 $700

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‘Apple Leaning Right’ Charcoal, graphite, chalk, ink wash on paper. 5 ½” x 7 ½” 2019/ $450

‘Apple with Leaves’ Charcoal, graphite, ink wash on paper. 15” x 11” 2019/ $760

‘Apple 1’ Charcoal, graphite, ink wash on paper. 8” x 10” 2018/ $450

MARY JANE WA R D ‘Two Persimmons’ Charcoal, graphite, chalk, ink wash on paper. 7” x 9” 2018/ $450

‘Woman in Braids (Brooke)’ Charcoal, graphite,chalk, ink wash on paper. 11” x 13” 2020/ $760

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‘Five Persimmons’ Charcoal, graphite, ink wash on paper. 11” x 15” 2019/ $760

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‘Young Woman in Profile (Valerie)’ Silverpoint on paper. 9” x 11” 2019/ $700


MA RY J A N E WA R D

‘Nude on Green and White (Micaela)’ Oil on linen. 10” x 8” 2019/ $700

‘Apple Blossoms in a Glass’ Oil on linen. 6” x 6” 2019/ $570

‘Nude on White Draped Couch (Brooke)’ Oil on paper. 8 ½” x 10 “ 2018/ $700

MARY JANE WA R D ‘Yellow Apple on a Plate’ Oil on linen. 6” x 8” 2019/ $570

‘Two Green Apples’ Oil on linen. 5” x 7” 2019/ $570

‘Tracy’s Peonies (Pink and White Peonies)’ Oil on paper. 11” x 14” 2019/ $700

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‘Lumpy Green Apple’ Oil on linen. 6” x 6” 2019/ $570

‘Bicolored Tulips’ Oil on paper. 14” x 11” 2019/ $700 More information at www.kenygalleries.com

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