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Richard Bruce & Adam S Doyle

Skylight Gallery NYC
538 West 29th Street, Second floor, 212-629-3131 x248
November 4 - December 4, 2010
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Skylight Gallery presents a two person exhibition by Richard Bruce and Adam S. Doyle.

Richard Bruce’s moonlike spheres and Adam S. Doyle’s avian imagery converse in delicate harmony of watery, flowing pigments in a dance of visual poetry.

Philip F. Clark of The Artpoint says of Richard Bruce’s work, “Richard Brucess walnut ink paintings seem as if they are circular worlds somewhere in space—planet surfaces perhaps, depicting shadows and seas. Yet, up close these pristine and sumptuous abstractions are filled with gesture, thought and intent. Their delicacy belies the difficult and precise hand that created their almost Da Vinci-like execution. The work evokes simple, yet elemental qualities of the ground, as well as the sky.” Bruce has said of his work: “My paintings have been heavily influenced by the Abstract Expressionist painters and, during my early years in Manhattan I had the great fortune to work with and get to know many of the greats including Joan Mitchell and Milton Resnick. Abstract elements are still incorporated in my work, however, now my paintings are much more informed by the area in which I live and the ethereal beauty of the Hudson Valley”.

The content of Adam S. Doyle’s series focuses on the birds, particularly those he has been most familiar with living in cities. The songbirds serenading outside his window and gliding overhead inspire. To Doyle, they capture a sense of freedom. Says Doyle of his work, “My strokes of paint describe form as well as reach into the ethereal realm of energy. The unseen though highly tangible flow of life that connects us. Surface, texture, and internal charge are interchangeable.” His rich inky illustrations tap deep within an ancient almost Asian esthetic. Flow and precision of materials and a keen observations of avian behavior and beauty envelope the viewer begging you to come closer and relish the individual stokes of the brush that create the whole.
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