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John Peralta, Nick Patten, Richard Orient

George Billis Gallery is pleased to announce John Peralta, Nick Patten, Richard Orient and their latest works at the New York location. These exhibitions will run from December 11, 2018 through January 19, 2019.

John Peralta
John Peralta is a fine artist whose unconventional style of sculpture incorporates iconic mechanical objects and high-tech materials to produce astonishingly beautiful and complex representations. Peralta’s reversive sculptures consist of manually deconstructed intricate and familiar mechanic objects - those that have, throughout history, become extensions of ourselves - into breathless suspension.

His pieces closely resemble digital renderings used in engineering known as ‘exploded diagrams,’ although the artist does not use any computer programs to execute his artistic process. His practice is focused mainly upon visual and textural contrasts as well as historical implications imbued within objects; and though his style is inherently mechanical, in unfettering these machines’ discrete components he reveals the sensual and organic aspect of the motion contained inside.

This exhibition will also include new and never-before-seen works from the artist chronicling his continued exploration of his craft.

Nick Patten
Settling on a composition for one of my room interior paintings is a progressive process. I pick and choose the most interesting and necessary elements from an array of photographs, often adding items from my imagination.

Light & Dark is a primary focus of my painting, with particular attention to brush stroke and gradation in the darkest areas. Through working from photographs with the aim of creating believable paintings, I strive to bring a quiet drama to everyday scenes. My paintings are never intended to be “photographic”. In part, my aim is to make paintings where the content of the image is most compelling, and how the painting was made is secondary. In a sense, attempting to make the work exceed the medium, my goal is to be able to paint what I want to see.” - Nick Patten

Richard Orient
Hudson River Landscapes

“My New paintings are observations of the Hudson River and its environs.

I travel by train back and forth from New York City to Poughkeepsie through the Hudson River Valley. As the train travels along the banks of the Hudson River I observe the varied terrain of the river landscape. I have grown familiar with the geography of the river as it flows through valleys with lush river banks and through mountains and deep woods. The new paintings are about what I see from the window of the train as it speeds along the river bank. I’m interested in portraying the passing landscape and painting a glimpse of what I’ve seen.

These new river paintings are more abstract than my previous landscape paintings and I think more intimate in their impressionistic style. There’s a quality of motion in my depiction of the river as I watch it pass by at a fast speed - light and reflections are fleeting and the terrain is ever changing.

Working from memory and photos, and on a smaller scale than before, I paint an impression of what I observed, in oil paint applied with a rubber spatula in a dragging method that smears the paint in an impressionistic evocation of both the speed and movement in train travel and the still presence of the river scene.”

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Date

Dec 11, 2018 - Jan 19, 2019

Contact

gallery@georgebillis.com >

Photos

Installation view of John Peralta, Nick Patten, Richard Orient

George Billis Gallery, New York

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Installation view of John Peralta, Nick Patten, Richard Orient

George Billis Gallery, New York

Artworks

John Peralta > <

Baldafix (Balda “Baldafix” Folding Bellows Camera (c. 1954))

Elevation (Keuffel & Esser Surveyor's Transit (c. 1952))

Singer Model 66-1 (“Red Eye” sewing machine (c. 1941))

Letters to Clarence (Underwood Typewriter No. 5 (c. 1917)

Blickensderfer No 8 GB (Typewriter (c. 1908-1910))

Nick Patten > <

Flat Iron

Fleeting View

Matt's Foyer

Remembrance

To the Gardens

Treasures

Websters Hallway

11PM

D's Roses

From a Memory

Richard Orient > <

Hudson River #14

Hudson River #12

Hudson River #8

Hudson River #7

Hudson River #2

Tree Striation #3

Tree Striation #2

John Peralta > <

Baldafix (Balda “Baldafix” Folding Bellows Camera (c. 1954))

Elevation (Keuffel & Esser Surveyor's Transit (c. 1952))

Singer Model 66-1 (“Red Eye” sewing machine (c. 1941))

Letters to Clarence (Underwood Typewriter No. 5 (c. 1917)

Blickensderfer No 8 GB (Typewriter (c. 1908-1910))

Nick Patten > <

Flat Iron

Fleeting View

Matt's Foyer

Remembrance

To the Gardens

Treasures

Websters Hallway

11PM

D's Roses

From a Memory

Richard Orient > <

Hudson River #14

Hudson River #12

Hudson River #8

Hudson River #7

Hudson River #2

Tree Striation #3

Tree Striation #2

Artists

Nick Patten

New York