Exhibition: Brian Ormond, IIIII
Foley Gallery, New York
January 11 - February 19, 2011
Inspired by the natural lines of the urban environment, BRIAN ORMOND creates networks of lines that might resemble delicate systems of order and balance. Through spontaneous gestures, marks are made to create a movement and flow of energy choreographing a dance of fine white lines.
Each painted panel is layered with oil, which is then meticulously removed by etching with soft and hard strokes, creating a variety of markings. Sometimes scratched beyond recognition, Ormond tests the ability of the line to sustain and guide us through the painting.
Muted in their palette of dark and cool tones and energized by frenetic line work, Ormond's paintings both gently soothe in their color and create strong movement with their line.
BRIAN ORMOND studied at NY University, The National academy and the Art Students League. He has previously had solo exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles. Ormond was born in Cork, Ireland and currently splits his time between there and New York City.