New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery is pleased to present Resident Gallery Artist Yvonne Love, in her first solo exhibition, Crystal Ash, opening March 1 and continuing through March 28. An artist reception will be held at the Gallery Annex in The “A” Space Gallery, 37 W. Bridge Street (first floor of the New Hope Arts Center), on Saturday evening, March 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 P. M.
Yvonne Love of Chalfont, Pennsylvania, has been a featured artist at Sidetracks Gallery since her show Some Assembly Required in December of 2007. In 2011, she presented selections from two collections, Halcyon Days and an untitled series of work on paper. Now, in 2014, she has further developed the white-on-white mystical feel and fossil forms of Halcyon Days into a more personal and interior abstract language that integrates a deeper and darker tonality. Working alternately with burnt paper and acrylic, and with watercolor, modeling paste and resin, she achieves a compelling depth of field, ashen backgrounds subtly brooding while crystalline highlights or resin surfaces play dramatically with reflected light.
Yvonne Love together with her husband, painter and teacher David Love, has long been a part of the New Hope and Bucks County art scene. For over 10 years, the two founded and ran Ravens Run Arts, a visual and performing arts school for young people aged 2 to 18. Yvonne was also president, creative director and co-founder of Artists in Residence, developing programs and placing artists in the New Hope-Solebury, Delaware Township, Central Bucks and Council Rock School Districts. A summa-cum-laude graduate of the University of Florida, she earned her Master in Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, and has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of the Arts, Bucks County Community College, and at Penn State Abington where she is presently an assistant Professor of Art. She also works with a collaborative installation group, Tangent-T. Highlights of the 2013 season have included her first New York showing at Skylight Gallery – a few steps from the HighLine; an exciting collaborative venture of American and Cuban artists, “Women In Trees,” at Tailer Experimental Graphica Gallery in Havana; and an attention-getting exhibition, “The Naming of Islands,” at L G Tripp Gallery in Philadelphia. Writing in a Broad Street Review of the Tripp show, Anne R. Fabbri remarks: “Love creates relief patterns in a complex rhythm. They are the equivalent of a ‘poetry of the mind,’ a meditative landscape that each viewer can personalize.” These same remarks pertain as well to Crystal Ash.
The “A” Space Gallery is located next door to New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery on the first floor of the New Hope Arts Center, 2 Stockton Avenue, where Bridge Street meets the New Hope-Ivyland Railroad. A winter selection of artwork from other Resident Gallery Artists will be exhibited in the home gallery all through the month of March.