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Boston Stroll: Sam Trioli, Ambreen Butt, and Michael Krueger by New American Paintings

It’s been far too long since I posted pics from our neighboring galleries in Boston’s South End. There is a lot to see, but three exceptional shows this month that I wanted to share. First, I stopped by Howard Yezerski to see the Sam Trioli show, Brumaire. Then, a quick jog to Carroll and Sons to see the Ambreen Butt’s Beyond The Ideas of Rightness Or Wrongness There Is A Field, I’ll Meet You There. I wrapped up the quick morning stroll by taking some photos at Steven Zevitas Gallery, which happens to adjoin our offices here at The Open Studios Press. On exhibit here are drawings by Kansas-based artist, Michael Krueger. – Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher


Ambreen Butt at Carroll and Sons

After the jump you’ll see pictures and a little more about each exhibition. Be sure to click on the images for larger views.

Through the window, the paintings at Yezerski look like photographed night scenes, but they are indeed paintings. When I read the press release I didn’t feel so bad that I had misread them upon first glance. According to the gallery, Sam Trioli’s, “…paintings in Brumaire are an investigation of abstraction through the eyes of a photorealist painter. Absorbing the grainy details of an old photograph, the paintings seek an emotive response, pushing a historical moment to the tingle of Rothko and Richter.” Click here to read more…


Sam Trioli at Howard Yezerski

Sam Trioli at Howard Yezerski

Sam Trioli, Untitled (Smoke Signal), 2012, oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″

Sam Trioli | Untitled (Rise), 2012, oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″

Sam Trioli | Untitled (Missouri), 2012, oil on canvas, 12″ x 9″

Sam Trioli | Untitled (The Paras), DETAIL, 2012, oil on canvas, 12″ x 9″

Ambreen Butt’s installation at Carroll and Sons has a little bit of everything. Some collage, sculpture, illustration…All things we have come to expect from the talented artist. I’ll let a real writer describe the show’s meaning and stick to the photos…Here is a recent article about the exhibition by Christian Holland which appeared in Art New England, if you’re interested in learning more.


Ambreen Butt at Carroll and Sons

Ambreen Butt at Carroll and Sons

Ambreen Butt at Carroll and Sons

Ambreen Butt at Carroll and Sons

Ambreen Butt | I Am My Lost Diamond, 2011, dimensions variable.

Ambreen Butt | I Am My Lost Diamond, 2011, dimensions variable.

Ambreen Butt | I Am My Lost Diamond, 2011, dimensions variable.

Ambreen Butt at Carroll and Sons

Ambreen Butt at Carroll and Sons

Michael Krueger’s Fluorescent West: Drawings & Animation at Zevitas, features the largest work by the artist to date. In addition, Zevitas notes in his Press Release that, “There are two notable changes with this body of work: firstly, unlike much of his earlier work, the human figure is now absent, thus making the landscape the sole bearer of content; secondly, while colored pencil continues to be Krueger’s dominant medium, his newest work also utilizes watercolor and acrylic paint.” The full release can be found on the gallery website, here.


Michael Krueger at Steven Zevitas Gallery

Michael Krueger at Steven Zevitas Gallery

Michael Krueger | Cascade, 2012, colored pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint, 42 x 52 inches
Michael Krueger | Fluorescent Falls, 2012, colored pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint, 52 x 42 inches
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I am so digging this modern abstract/expressionism art movement. I wasn’t always a big fan of this art medium. I never got into Jackson Pollock or Sam Gilliam. I did not really see the value in this art form. However, with the modern take and my personal growth in the art world, I see the the purpose for art like this. I went back and re-looked at Sam Gilliam’s April 4, 1969 and understood the sadness in the colors saturation and how this related to the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s funny how things come full circle. Enjoy! 🙂

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