Opening Receptions, Sat., May 21, 5 8pm At Nicole Longnecker Gallery

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Opening Receptions, Sat., May 21, 5 8pm At Nicole Longnecker Gallery
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Opening Receptions, Sat., May 21, 5 8pm At Nicole Longnecker Gallery says
Nicole Longnecker Gallery presents dual exhibitions: "Beneath the Surface" by watercolor artist Daniel Angles and "Censor" from master printmaker Helen Gerritzen from May 21 to July 2, 2016. Opening day, May 21 will feature an Artists’ Reception from 5-8pm.

“Both artists in this exhibition bring a dreamlike quality to their work,” said gallery owner Nicole Longnecker. “I’m proud to present Daniel Angeles to Houston collectors. His work is precise, unique and fresh. "Censor" will be Helen Gerritezen’s first solo exhibition with us. Her command of the print process and composition is one that deserves an audience.”

DANIEL ANGELES: Watercolor surrealist painter Daniel Angeles combines precisely painted disparate objects into dreamlike fantasies. His sparse placement of gathered elements focuses the viewer on the narrative in a unique combination of minimalism and surrealism. Angeles originally began painting acrylic on canvas but experimented with watercolor on paper and found it to be the perfect medium for his detailed paintings. It is easy to see the influence of Salvador Dali, Angeles’ favorite painter, in the meticulous paintings. Angeles currently lives and works in Lake Highlands, Texas.

About "Beneath the Surface," Angeles says, “At first glance, my artwork is recognized by rich pigments, light hearted narratives and detailed illustrations. What many don’t realize is that hidden beneath the surface are many layers of paint, along with deep rooted emotions in a sort of illustrated journal. I ask you to open your heart and mind to these underlying layers, in hopes that you’ll be surprised to find a deeper, unexpected connection to the work.”

HELEN GERRITZEN: Edmonton, Canada’s Helen Gerritzen received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Alberta, Edmonton in 1999 after receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from the same university. Her career has since resulted in numerous solo and group exhibition across Canada, the United States and Europe. Helen is a reknowned curator and judge along with sought after as a print catalog editor.

For a recent international group show in the People’s Republic of China, Gerritzen’s pieces were rejected by censors and she had to fight to simply have them returned.Those pieces and the experience forged the concept around Censor.

About "Censor," Gerritzen explains: “Lines are the most fundamental elements of art. Complex or simple, they are a basic building block for visual perception, and where they go, the eye follows. This is a series about the horizontal line and the ability of those simple, strong lines to communicate an unmistakable sense of power.”
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By: Nicole Longnecker Gallery