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Ridgefield Aldrich Museum Features Only All-Digital Paintings for First Time

“Painting in Four Takes” is a new exhibit at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum that is comprised of four separate individual painting exhibitions containing only all-digital art.

 

Report by Paula Antolini
February 19, 2016 1:16PM EDT

 

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Above: Steve DiBenedetto, “We Blew It,” 2010, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

 

Ridgefield Aldrich Museum Features Only All-Digital Paintings for First Time

Painting in Four Takes” is a new exhibit at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum that is comprised of four separate individual painting exhibitions containing only all-digital art.

“Painting in Four Takes” runs through April 3 at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield,  203-438-4519, aldrichart.org.

The exhibit features solo exhibitions of four contemporary painters, each with their own unique style: Steve DiBenedetto, Hayal Pozanti, Julia Rommel and Ruth Root.

 

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Above: Steve DiBenedetto, “Casa Amnesia,” 2008, oil on canvas, 54 1/4 x 72 inches

Steve DiBenedetto, born 1958 in the Bronx, lives and works in New York city, Parsons School of Design Bachelors of Fine Arts 1980.  Exhibits worldwide.  See full biography here.

Exhibit: “Evidence of Everything,” includes an audio component located near his paintings in the stairwell between the first- and second-floor galleries.  Art is inspired by science fiction, psychedelic art and the film “Easy Rider.” Music includes electric guitar, percussion and helicopter sounds, all with pulsating rhythms that compliment the artwork.

 

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Above: Hayal Pozanti, “60%,” 2015, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

Hayal Pozanti, born 1983, Istanbul, MFA  Painting/Printmaking, Yale University, 2011, BA Visual Arts and Communication Design, Sabanci University, 2004.  Exhibits worldwide.  See full biography here.

Exhibit: “Deep Learning,” paintings are digital animations all composed of characters from “Instant Paradise,” a 31-symbol alphabet that she invented, done in black and white with areas of color.

 

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Above: Julia Rommel, “Our Car,” 2015,  oil on linen, 20 1/4 x 16 3/4 inches

Julia Rommel, born 1980, Salisbury, Maryland, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  MFA, The American University, Washington DC 2005, BS, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA 2002.  Exhibits worldwide.  See full biography here.

Exhibit: “Two Italians, Six Lifeguards,” all the paintings are rectangular, monochromatic and layered, on stretched and re-stretched canvases, using sanding, wiping, cutting, and repainting techniques which produced wrinkles, embossed indentations and folds in the artwork giving an unusual texture.

 

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Above: Ruth Root, Untitled, 2015, fabric, plexiglas, enamel paint, and spray paint
105 3/4 x 72 inches

Ruth Root, born 1967, Chicago, Illinois, lives and works in New York City.  MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1993, Brown University 1990. Exhibits worldwide.  See full biography here.

Exhibit: “Ruth Root: Old, Odd, and Oval” includes 10 new, large-scale paintings, irregularly shaped, with geometric forms, made of patterned fabric, and enameled, spray-painted plexiglass.

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