Shawn Snow, David Konigsberg & Anne Francey

Reception: Saturday June 10 from 6 to 8pm

June 8, 2006 through July 9, 2006

In a continued effort to represent regional artists, Carrie Haddad Gallery is proud to present work by Shawn Snow, David Konigsberg and Anne Francey. “One of the great pleasures in running a gallery,” says Director, Carrie Haddad, “is sharing in the development of the artists and their work over time.” For at least ten years the Carrie Haddad Gallery has exhibited the works of Snow, Konigsberg and Francey. The show will run from June 8 through July 9 2006 and a reception will be held on Saturday June 10 from 6 to 8pm. All are welcome to attend.

Shawn Snow’s abstract paintings attempt to tap into the periphery of the mind, so as to locate a connection that all humans hold on some primal level. The surface textures, visual and tactile, result from the use of various materials including tar, latex house paint, encaustic, oil stick, joint compound and polyurethane. The highly excited states of the surfaces resemble heavily marked cave walls, earth samples, or artifacts. Writer Jonathan Fardy states of Snow’s work that “Snow is an abstract painter, and his work has detectable affinities with past masters, most notably those of the New York School. But whereas many abstract expressionists regarded color as transcendent, Snow’s colors often feel taken from the earth. Colors are never “pure” in these paintings, rather they are always tar blacks, pollen yellows, or faded denim blues.” Shawn Snow lives in Kingston, New York.

David Konigsberg’s rural and urban experience plays out in a love for both landscape and conceptual narrative, genres he often travels between and sometimes combines. His">

Anne Francey

David Konigsberg

Shawn Snow